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Frequently Asked Questions

This photo is a close up of one female protester holding a sign with the YWCA logo printed on it. A crowd of women march behind her holding signs that depict the YWCA logo with text that reads 'Stand up Against Racism'.

The YWCA NYC is a multi-service organization focused on youth leadership development in under-resourced communities in New York City. Our services include Elementary and Middle School After-School Programs and YW’s Girls Initiatives, offering STEAAM (science, technology, engineering, activism, art, and math) training for high school girls, along with girl’s leadership and empowerment initiatives. 

It’s important to note that we no longer provide housing accommodations, temporary housing, room rentals, or job training services to underemployed or unemployed women.

We serve approximately 1,500 young women and children in New York City each year. Our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and stand up for social justice. To achieve this, we provide community-specific programming in locations across Brownsville, Coney Island, Carroll Gardens, Harlem, and our Midtown West Family Resource Center, which focuses on under-resourced communities.

The communities that we serve are distinct, culturally diverse areas whose economic progress has significantly lagged behind other neighborhoods in New York. We are committed to ensuring that these community’s young people have access to the resources, tools and opportunities they need to survive and thrive.

Our headquarters is located in the Financial District of Manhattan. We operate various programming locations in different neighborhoods, including Brownsville, Coney Island, Carroll Gardens, Hell’s Kitchen, and Harlem, to better serve our communities.

While we operate independently, we are proud to be part of a global network of sister YWCAs worldwide. Collectively, we serve 25 million people in over 100 countries and have a rich history of advancing race relations and women’s empowerment. Visit the YWCA USA website to learn more.

Our funding comes from a combination of public and private sources. Currently, approximately 60% of our funding is provided by city and state sources, with the remaining support coming from foundations, corporations, and generous individual donors.

The YWCA of the City of New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, making contributions tax-deductible as allowed by law. You can support our mission by making individual gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, stock donations, legacies and bequests, matching gifts, United Way designations, or in-kind contributions. For more details on how to contribute, please contact our Development team at [email protected] or make a contribution directly through our website here.

If you’d like to get in touch with us, please visit our Contact Us page on our website, where you’ll find the necessary contact information and ways to reach out to our organization.