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What services does the YW-NYC provide?

The YWCA of the City of New York (YW-NYC) is a multi-service organization providing youth leadership development services to under-resourced communities in New York City. Services are provided through Elementary and Middle School After-School Programs, and YW’s Girls Initiatives, which includes STEAAM (science, technology, engineering, activism, art, and math) training for high school girls, and girl’s leadership and empowerment initiatives.

We no longer offer housing accommodations, temporary housing or room rentals, or job training services to under or unemployed women.

Who does the organization serve on a yearly basis?

The YW-NYC serves 1,500 New York City young women and children.  We strive to eliminate racism, empower women and stand up for social justice by providing community-specific programming in locations across Brownsville, Coney Island, East New York, Midtown West and Harlem, and at our Midtown West Family Resource Center.

The communities that we serve are distinct, culturally diverse areas whose economic progress has significantly lagged behind other neighborhoods in New York. We are committed to ensuring that these community’s young people have access to the resources, tools and opportunities they need to survive and thrive.

Where does the YW-NYC operate?

Headquarters for the YW-NYC is located in the Financial District of Manhattan. Our programming locations are in Brownsville, Coney Island, East New York, Hell’s Kitchen, and Harlem.

Is the YW-NYC part of a larger YWCA movement?

The YW-NYC is independently owned and operated, but is connected to a worldwide network of sister YWCAs that serve 25 million people, in more than 100 countries. Throughout our history, the YWCA has been at the forefront of most major social movements, serving as a pioneer in race relations and the empowerment of women. Visit the YWCA USA website to learn more.

How is the organization funded?

The YW-NYC is funded through a combination of public and private funding. The proportion of funding varies by program. We currently receive about 60 percent of funding from city and state sources; the remainder is donated by foundations, corporations and individuals.

How can I make a contribution to the YW-NYC?

The YWCA of the City of New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The YW-NYC accepts individual gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, stock gifts, legacies and bequests, matching gifts, United Way designations and in-kind contributions, such as printing, professional services or property. For more information, please contact the Development team at development@ywcanyc.org. To make a contribution, Donate here.

How do I contact the YW-NYC?

Please see our Contact Us page.