Your gift on Give to the Max Day will support our mission towards eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Our mission is a bold one. We envision a world of opportunity. We believe the boldness and the integrative nature of our work are vital facets of the larger practice of racial justice work in our communities.
Through equity-centered programs focused on racial justice, early learning, youth development and wellness, we serve more than 30,000 people each year – sparking positive change, building leaders and improving the health of our community for all.
Having conversations about racism is difficult, messy and uncomfortable. No matter who we are, each of us is at a different stage in our racial equity journey. We make it a point to have these conversations in a way that is accessible to all through monthly racial justice workshops held for members, volunteers, staff and the larger community. YWCA Minneapolis provides facilitator training to individuals with the desire to facilitate meaningful conversations with family, colleagues, faith communities and neighborhoods.
Children are the future, and our mission to improve the world by eliminating racism and empowering women and girls begins with the littlest ones in our community. At YWCA Minneapolis, we’re proud to provide full-time child care programs built around an anti-bias curriculum that teaches children to foster strong relationships and respect all points of view.
YWCA Minneapolis provides four high-quality afterschool and summer programs. We inspire and challenge over 1,400 young people each year to achieve academic success and develop leadership skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.
At YWCA Minneapolis, it’s more than just a convenient spot where you can break a sweat. YWCA Minneapolis is a place where you can reach your fitness goals, connect with the community around you and find support to become the healthiest version of you.
• 24,200+ fitness members
• 230+ free virtual fitness classes offered at the start of the pandemic
• 520+ health and wellness scholarships are awarded each year
• 2,830+ Silver Sneakers members, ages 65 and up, gain strength and mobility through fitness classes, virtual and in person, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities