Community Partnership Initiative

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Building Capacity for Equity

Community-based organizations and non-profits are often limited in the funding that they have for staff development and growth. YWCA Greater Austin leverages its expertise to help sister organizations in the community acquire skills and tools to better reach, work with and enhance the services they provide the people they serve. We believe this is a way for us to exponentially and strategically increase the impact of our work promoting the health and safety of women and girls and their economic empowerment and advancement.

Through the YW Volunteer and Training Institute, YWCA Greater Austin provides local community-based, non-profit and educational organizations an opportunity to receive free training and professional development for their staff and volunteers

Who is eligible to be a YWCA Community Partner?

Community based, educational or nonprofit entities that:

  • Provide services that align with YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
  • Understand that staff development is essential to creating more impactful, responsive and efficient service delivery aimed at strengthening the Greater Austin Community.
    Commit to ongoing collaboration with YWCA for the duration of the partnership.
  • Serve the Greater Austin Community and are located in Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop, Fayette, Llano, Burnet and Blanco counties.
  • Partner organizations will be able to register up to 12 staff or volunteers to attend YW Volunteer and Training Institute workshops, classes and trainings free of charge per year.

Licensed professionals will earn continuing education units where applicable. Please visit for a list of scheduled 2018 learning opportunities to date.

Where does my organization sign up?

If you are interested in learning more about the YWCA Volunteer and Training Institute 2018-2020 Community Partnership Initiative, please contact our Volunteer and Training Institute Coordinato at