YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Glendale, AZ   |  https://ywcaaz.org/

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1952

Chief Executive Officer

Debbie Esparza

Main address

8561 N. 61st Ave.

Glendale, AZ 85302 USA

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EIN

86-0098936

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Congregate Meals (K34)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We envision an equitable and inclusive Phoenix for everyone. We focus on how race and gender impact the issues that impact Phoenix and we create safe spaces for necessary and courageous conversations.

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?

Senior Nutrition Programs

We are committed to mitigating aging’s most harmful threats through our home-delivered meals and senior centers. We provide community centers and safe spaces where women can network and learn to advocate for themselves and their families.

Home Delivered Meals
YWCA is proud of our partnership with Meals on Wheels to deliver nutritious meals and provide companionship to seniors. By delivering a nutritious meal, friendly visit, and safety check daily, our program combats three of aging’s most harmful threats: inadequate nutrition, isolation, and declining quality of life. YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is the only Meals on Wheels program that serves the cities of Glendale and El Mirage.

Community Centers
At community centers throughout Glendale, seniors benefit from nutritious meals, social activities, and companionship. Our senior centers provide life-enriching outreach to our growing population of low-income elderly. We run our programs at Glendale Community Center, Glendale Adult Center, Japanese American Citizen’s League, and our very own West Valley Senior Center.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

YWCA is dedicated to providing economic empowerment programs. The Own It! Prosperity Programs give women and their families the skills and tools to own their financial future. The Own It! programs are taught by volunteers from the financial industry and cover topics such as saving for the future, budgeting, using credit wisely, and managing a bank account. Own It! courses are also offered about investing, home ownership, and insurance.

Financial Coaching
All Own It! participants also receive financial coaching that deepens the skills they learned as well as providing individual support and guidance in reaching goals in other aspects of their life. Walk-in coaching is also available through our program partners throughout the county.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is committed to being the safe space where the necessary and courageous conversations about gender justice and race, equity, and inclusion can and do occur. We know that by raising consciousness and awareness of how race and gender impact issues that impact Phoenix, we can make our community stronger. By serving as a convener for these substantive and vital dialogues, we are shining a light on both the amazing work that is being done to make our neighborhoods more equitable, and highlight the gaps to full inclusion that remain. While we know that we don’t have all the answers, we do know that a society that is equitable for all will require all of us to do something and believe in the power of the collective good to make that happen.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls

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 meals delivered

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

Seniors, People with disabilities

Related Program

Senior Nutrition Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our 2020 totals are so much higher because many of our congregate meal participants enrolled in our home delivered meals program when COVID-19 hit.

Number of meals served or provided

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

Seniors, People with disabilities

Related Program

Senior Nutrition Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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

Women and girls, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Own It! Prosperity Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 Metropolitan Phoenix brings real change to the fight for gender equality and racial justice. These are the building blocks for a world where social justice exists for all.

Uniquely among social service agencies, YWCA advocates for social change and provides direct, social services. As part of our commitment to promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, we provide meals for home bound seniors living in Glendale, and prosperity programs, focused on financial literacy and build wealth, for women of color and their families. Everyday YWCA gets up and does the work to create racial justice and gender equity across our communities.

YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is part of a sisterhood of over 200 associations across the United States with a commitment to work collaboratively. Locally we have a staff of 36 with expertise across our programmatic offerings, including advocacy, senior nutrition, financial literacy, and fund development.

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements for more than 160 years — from women’s empowerment and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care.

Every day we get up and do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    After feedback from clients we developed two COVID-19 specific workshops for our prosperity program clients - one about understanding the stimulus check and one about Arizona's unemployment insurance.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Board of directors
as of 2/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maria Crimi Speth

Jaburg Wilk

Term: 2020 - 2022

Carol Ackerson

Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

Diana Gregory

Diana Gregory Outreach Services

Lonni Lattie

Gannett

Laura Schiesl

Insight Enterprises

Caroline VanIngen-Dunn

Arizona State University

Roxanne Wingate

Cox Communications

Paula Hill

Wells Fargo (Retired)

Giselle Leyva

Wells Fargo

Joyce Medina Harper

Dougherty Foundation

Tina Brown

Arizona Complete Health, Centene

Lisa Samsell

Mercy Care

Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D.

Maricopa Community College District (Retired)

Tara Nkrumah, Ph.D.

Arizona State University

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/30/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/29/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.