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Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, President and CEO


Dear YW Friends,

We’ve been having an amazing time at the YWCA of the City of New York. In addition to our mainstay community-based early learning and K – 12 after-school programs, the YWCA of NYC has gotten back to the heart of what has made this organization such a vital part of our city. We’ve re-ignited our centuries-old commitment to the leadership and career development of girls and expanded spaces for women in New York City via our CEO Salon Series as you’ll see reflected throughout this newsletter. If you’re a woman with heart in New York City, there is a place and space for you at the YWCA of the City of New York. Come get to know us better!

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA of the City of New York


Debra Baker, YW Board Chair


I am truly humbled and excited about becoming the new Chair of the Board of Directors for the YWCA of the City of New York. Over the past six years I’ve had the honor of working with the organization to support programs and strategies that have empowered women and girls in attaining their goals. When I first attended our inaugural Girls Symposium approximately two years ago, there was a power and vibe in the room that made me realize our City, Country and World are in good stead with these young women at the helm. These programs are so important to our community and will lead to a stronger, better community to work, play and live. I’ve had the benefit of watching my predecessor in acton. Marcia Sells is a leader, advocate and devoted supporter of the YW’s mission. I’m grateful to have learned from her tenacity and her will to execute in the most challenging times. Dr. Danielle Moss-Lee, our CEO has brought fresh thinking, energy, and leadership to the YW at a time when it was most needed. The extended YW board is engaged, motivated and passionate about our mission. And the YW staff are the foundation of our existence and sustainability.