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!
The YWCA will be closed on the following dates:
- Winter Holiday Break: Closed December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015. Re-open January 5, 2015 at 9AM.
- Monday, January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
- Monday, February 16: Presidents’ Day holiday
- Friday, March 27: Cesar Chavez Day holiday
- Monday, May 25: Memorial Day holiday
Have a high school student shadow YOU for a day! Cal students apply now to be a mentor!
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
- 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
- Live and Silent Auction
- Hors d’oeuvres
- No host Bar
- Door prizes
21st ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WOMEN AUTHORS JANUARY 31, 2015 H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina Join us for four authors and their stories. Katie Hafner Yang Huang Yiyun Li Ann Parker $85 per person includes continental breakfast, lunch, four speakers, book sales and autographing sessions.
Authors in Past Years:
Bebe Moore Campbell
Sister Carol Anne O’Marie
Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Judith Merkle Riley
Joyce Carol Thomas
J. California Cooper
Tess Uriza Holthe
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Karen Joy Fowler
Opal Palmer Adisa
Clair Hope Cummings
Carolina De Robertis
Peggy Orenstein 2013 Patricia Powell
Penny Warner 2014
Liz Jasper 2015 Katie Hafner Yang Huang Yiyun Li Ann Parker