YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities.
A longtime local institution, in 2007, the
YWCA Greater Austin reached a major
milestone in its history - celebrating 100
years of service to the Austin community.
Incorporated in 1907 in the State of Texas
as the Young Women's Christian Association of the University of Texas, the YWCA
of Greater Austin has always been more
than exercise and fitness programs.
As many YW's are - the YWCA of Greater
Austin is, and always has been, a service
organization that focuses on the health and
human service needs of women and girls
most whom are low to moderate income.
The YWCA supports policies that contribute to the elimination of racism. This includes but is not limited to policies that eliminate racial profiling, increase immigrant rights, retain and strengthen affirmative action, reduce hate crimes and result in increased education on racism and its elimination.