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!


YWCA Young Women and Money Conference 2014

Join us for our 7th ANNUAL YWCA BERKELEY/OAKLAND YOUNG WOMEN AND MONEY CONFERENCE being held on SATURDAY, DECEMBER  6, 2014!  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

“This conference has changed my relationship and attitude towards money! I’m excited to start!” – 2012 Participant

“Keep the conferences coming because they really help and inspire!” – 2012 Participant


Conference Includes:

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


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

21st Annual Festival of Women Authors 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina
2015 Authors:
Katie Hafner | Yang Huang | Yiyun Li | Ann Parker
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



Young Women and Money Conference

Saturday, December 6

DECEMBER 6, 2014

7th Annual YWCA Berkeley / Oakland’s Young Women and Money Conference 

“Controlling your money, rather than having your money control you” is key to every woman’s quality of life. The YWCA Young Women and Money Conference will help you gain financial independence and success.  Register soon before seats sell out – only 135 seats this year!  Conference sold out the past six years.