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!


22nd Annual Festival of Women Authors 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina
2016 Authors:
Julia Flynn Siler | Adrienne McDonnell | Renee Swindle | Gail Tsukiyama
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.

YWCA Young Women and Money Conference 2015

Join us for our 8th Annual YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Young Women & Money Conference being held on Saturday, December  5, 2015!  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


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


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: Last Day Open Friday Dec. 18, 2015; Re-Open Monday Jan. 4, 2016

Holiday Projects

Sunday, November 15 - Tuesday, 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: