YWCA USA HQ

YWCA IS ON A MISSION

Washington, DC   |  www.ywca.org

Mission

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA USA supports the work of 210 YWCA local associations across the United States. YWCA programs across the United States number more than 400 and serve more than 2,600,000 women, girls and families annually. The number of different individuals served totals more than 1,000,000.

Ruling year info

1972

CEO

Alejandra Y. Castillo Esq.

Main address

1020 19th Street NW Suite 750

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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Formerly known as

Young Women's Christian Association; Young Women's Christian Association, National Board

EIN

13-1624103

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Single Organization Support (W11)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving more than 2.6 million women, girls, and their families and located in more than 1,000 locations across the United States. YWCA USA optimizes the organization's mission impact through planning, direct services, and support provided to YWCA local associations. YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 160 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. We combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more: www.ywca.org.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

YWCA USA provides support to YWCA local associations to further mission impact, increase capacity, and strengthen overall business vitality.

Population(s) Served

YWCA USA builds our unified brand identity and mission visibility and conveys the YWCA’s impact with intentional and coordinated efforts.

Population(s) Served

YWCA USA identifies, educates, and mobilizes members and supporters about critical legislative and public policy issues and government funding to ensure YWCA USA’s mission and services are represented before Congress, the White House, and government agencies.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of mission impact programs provided by YWCA USA and YWCA local associations.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

YWCAs forward racial justice, civil rights and the empowerment, economic advancement, health, and safety of women and girls. Together, YWCAs provide 4,000 services related to these 475 programs.

Percent of YWCAs tracking specific improvements related to racial justice, civil rights, empowerment, economic advancement, health, and/or safety among the communities served.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Communicating our Mission and Impact

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All YWCAs record process measures, such as the number of people served. The tracking of specific improvements realized as the result of YWCA local associations' direct services is actively encouraged

Number of key data areas tracked re: social policy, practices, racism and sexism.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

YWCA USA tracks the prevalence of racism and sexism re: income, wealth, employment, education, health services, housing, gender-based violence, and disparities in the criminal justice system

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

YWCA local associations share news of recognitions received from organizations other than YWCA as a part of their metrics and impact reporting process. More than 1/3 of YWCAs received awards in 2016

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Communicating our Mission and Impact

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many participants engage in more than one YWCA USA or YWCA local association program or service. The total for unduplicated individuals served is also available, which is 1,026,000.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers are an integral part of all YWCA planning and programming

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

YWCA USA and YWCA local associations actively develop program, advocacy, and shared funding collaborations and partnerships.

Number of affiliates speaking to government leaders about relevant policy issues

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2018's 108 signifies face to face meetings with Members of Congress in their home state offices. In 2019 200+ meetings will be held on Capitol Hill with additional meetings held in YWCA communities.

Number of YWCA board members, staff members and volunteers benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

YWCA associations have several ways to access tools, resources, and educational materials, e.g: the online resource library, webinars, affinity groups, conferences and connecting with YWCA USA staff

Number of YWCA USA and YWCA local association board and staff members attending mission leadership development programs.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Support of YWCA Local Initiatives and Capacity Growth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

YWCA USA organizes 1-5 national mission leadership development conferences per year. In 2018 there were 3 national mission leadership development conferences.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The YWCA mission is advanced through major mission impact programs and services including:

-YWCA racial justice and civil rights programs designed to address structural racism and achieve equity and equality for all.

-YWCA women's and girls' empowerment and economic advancement programs designed to address financial literacy, job training, skill development, childcare, teen, parenting, housing, immigrants' and refugees' needs.

-Wellness, specialized screening and exercise programs and counseling programs designed to keep women, girls and families healthy.

-Sexual assault, trafficking and domestic violence services and gender-based violence prevention programs designed to keep women, girls and families safe.

-National campaigns and advocacy on issues of national concern to women, girls, and people of color.

Inclusive social justice models and multi-faceted approaches that include direct service, advocacy, and issue education.

Connected national network focused on and committed to forwarding the YWCA mission.

Professional staff and curriculum-based programs.

Evidence-based program planning and implementation.

Outcome tracking and reporting.

160+ years of first-hand experience and trail-blazing efforts.

Largest network in the U.S. of service providers for survivors of domestic violence.

YWCA local associations and YWCA USA, since their founding, have played a significant role in national efforts to achieve women's equality, racial justice and civil rights. From organizing the first public women's employment bureau, first public women's reproductive health program, and the U.S.'s first interracial conference in the south to campaigning for laws to ensure workplace safety and equal pay as early as 1890 and establishing integrated public dining rooms as early as 1938, to securing funding for childcare, health, housing, and safety services for women and girls, YWCAs have been at the forefront of positive social change for more than 160 years. More milestones: www.ywca.org

Ahead - Mission fulfillment:
Racial justice and civil rights for all along with empowerment, economic advancement equality and equity, and the alleviation of health disparities and gender-based violence for all women and girls.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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YWCA USA

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Sylvia Hill Fields

Executive Director, Eden Hall Foundation

Term: 2017 -

List available at www.ywca.org

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes