YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members in 300 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate discrimination and empower women. We provide opportunities for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.
Local YWCA associations are the bedrock of the organization. We are in almost every community nationwide, and our services range from Childcare and Job Training to Violence Prevention and Leadership Training. YWCA staffers, volunteers and friends are your neighbors, family members, co-workers and friends.