Welcome to the YWCA Berkeley / Oakland!

The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, developing leaders and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation through PayPal. Please join our membership and sign up for our newsletter.  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.


YWCA Young Women and Money Conference 2016

Join us for our 9th Annual YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Young Women & Money Conference being held on Saturday, December  3, 2016!  This conference will help you gain financial independence and success.

“Before I had a lot of fear about my finances and just avoided it because it was so overwhelming and now I have the courage to start getting them under control.” – 2012 Participant

“I attended the Young Women and Money Conference and it was incredibly inspiring. So much so that I now have a Roth IRA and have saved nearly $2,000!” – 2014 Participant

WE ARE SOLD OUT.  We apologize and won’t be able to accept any registrations or payments at the door.  We hope you can join us next year.

Conference Includes:

  • Fantastic Keynote Speakers
  • Two workshops of your choice
  • 3-course lunch
  • Tote Bag & Financial Resource giveaways
  • Raffle Prizes
  • And more!
  • Chances to win many great prizes including $100 Target Gift Cards


23rd Annual Festival of Women Authors 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina
Join us for four authors and their stories. 
Frances Dinkelspiel | Caille Millner | Terry Gooch Ross | Canyon Sam

Eventbrite - 23rd Annual YWCA Festival of Women Authors

Other Registration Options:

By Phone: 510-848-6370
In Person: YWCA, 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704
By Mail: Complete registration form (you can download brochure here) with a check made out to YWCA.  Further instructions on brochure.
FWA Brochure 2017 printable version. Download here.
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, four speakers, book sales and autographing sessions.  For more information click here.

YWCA Office Closures

The YWCA will be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 5: Labor Day holiday
  • Friday, November 11: Veterans’ Day holiday
  • Thursday-Friday, November 24-25: Thanksgiving Day holiday
  • December 19, 2016 – January 3, 2017: Winter holiday break

Career Coaching Workshops

Goal setting and ideas to kick start your career! Workshop Presenter: Claire Marchiano, NBCC Certified Career Counselor.  

For complete list of workshops click here.

Register Online For All Workshops or sign up at the front desk. All workshops held at the YWCA.  (510) 848-6370 or e-mail


YWCA Kickoff to Summer Gala and Auction

You’re invited to celebrate with us!
YWCA Kickoff to Summer Gala and Auction
Saturday, June 4, 2016
6:30 – 10 PM
YWCA Berkeley/Oakland 
  • Live and Silent Auction
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • No host Bar
  • Door prizes

$50 per person.


Holiday Projects

Tuesday, November 15 - Thursday, December 15

Giving Tree Project and Toy & Food Drives!

Sponsor children for the Giving Tree Project to help them celebrate the holidays in December.  Purchase gifts for underserved children in Alameda County.  Donate unused/new toys and non-perishable foods for the Toy & Food Drives.  For more information please e-mail at: