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!


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


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!


Current 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.

Winter/Spring 2013-14 Office Closures

The YWCA will be closed on the following dates:

  • Closing Friday 5pm, December 20; Re-opening Monday 9am, January 6: Winter Holiday Break
  • Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
  • Monday, February 17: Presidents’ Day holiday
  • Friday, March 28: Cesar Chavez holiday
  • Monday, May 26: Memorial Day holiday

20th Annual Festival of Women Authors 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014
H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina
Patricia Bracewell
Kelly Corrigan
Anjuelle Floyd
Liz Jasper
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.

World YWCA Day: Round-the-World Breakfast

Friday, April 25

APRIL 25, 2014

The Round-the-World Breakfast is an opportunity to learn about the worldwide work of the YWCA and to celebrate women’s leadership! The World YWCA unites 25 million women and girls over 110 countries.

For more information about the work of the World YWCA visit: