The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women*, developing leaders, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The YWCA is a global movement working for the empowerment, leadership, and rights of women*, young women* and girls* in more than 100 countries.


The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is an independent, non-profit organization that provides programs, classes, workshops, and resources for the Berkeley and Oakland community. We also work closely with UCB students since we are located near the University of California, Berkeley campus. Over a 125 year rich tradition of dedication to the empowerment of girls* and women*, to racial and social justice for ALL people. All of our programs welcome everyone, with no specific religious affiliation. We are open year-round to the public!

*Our use of “girls” and “women” is inclusive of all cis and trans women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer, and any female-identified folks.