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.


NEW! Career Development Workshops

New at the YWCA! 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.  All workshops held at the YWCA.  (510) 848-6370 or e-mail

YWCA Office Closures

The YWCA will be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 7: Labor Day holiday
  • Wednesday, November 11: Veterans’ Day holiday
  • Thursday-Friday, November 26-27: Thanksgiving Day holiday
  • Winter holiday break

Shadow Day

21st Annual YWCA Shadow Day at UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cal Students: Have a high school student shadow YOU for a day!

We are no longer accepting applications for Shadow Day.  We hope you can be a mentor next year!

Questions to



Free Dance Workshops – Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 3

Come Join Us!