Welcome to the YWCA Berkeley / Oakland!

Our three goals guiding all our work are the elimination of racism, the economic empowerment of women and the development of leaders.

We invite you to become a member, attend classes or volunteer in our many programs in: mentoring, leadership development, financial literacy, working with youth and empowerment.  To support us, you can make tax-deductible donations through PayPal. If you would like to join our membership or newsletter, we hope you will enroll today.  Thank you!


Dance / Fitness Classes and Schedule Available!

The new series of dance/fitness classes are now available and open for registration. Sign up online today!

For dance and fitness classes, click here.


Fall 2014 Office Closures

The YWCA will be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 1: Labor Day holiday
  • Tuesday, November 11: Veterans’ Day holiday
  • Thursday-Friday, November 27-28: Thanksgiving Day holiday
  • Winter Holiday Break: Closed December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015

Young Women & Money: Recruitment

21st Annual Festival of Women Authors 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015
H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina
Join us for four authors and their stories.
$85 per person includes continental breakfast, lunch, four speakers, book sales and autographing sessions.  For more information click here.

Shadow Day

21st Annual YWCA Shadow Day at UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Have a high school student shadow YOU for a day!  Cal students apply now to be a mentor!




125th Anniversary Cocktail Gala

You’re invited to celebrate with us!
125th YWCA Anniversary Cocktail Gala
Traveling Through Time
125 years of eliminating racism and empowering women
Saturday, May 31, 2014
6:30 – 10 PM
YWCA Berkeley/Oakland 
  • Live and Silent Auction
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • No host Bar
  • Door prizes



Ice Cream Social and Open House for New Cal Students

Tuesday, September 2 - Wednesday, September 3

11 AM to 2 PM, SEPT. 2nd and 3rd

FREE ice cream cones, giveaways, t-shirts, memberships and more!

In collaboration with UC Berkeley Getting Your Bearings event, stop by the YWCA to learn about various volunteer opportunities and dance & fitness classes open to everyone!