We Advocate...   

Social Action and Advocacy are the cornerstones of the YWCA. We continue to work to improve social and economic conditions for all people. The YWCA comprises over 300 local associations, regional leadership, and a national office in Washington D.C. – who all work together, across the nation to strengthen our voices in the Nation’s capitol and in state and local governments.

The YWCA brings first-hand knowledge of how federal level policies and programs affect women and their families in communities across the country. Historically, the YWCA has fought for issues such as the abolition of child labor, the eight-hour workday, and desegregation.

Today, the YWCA carries on our long tradition of social action and advocacy to meet the goals of female empowerment and racial justice.