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1915 N Dr Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212


(414) 374-1800


(414) 374-2680

Our Other Locations

  • Milwaukee: 1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Tel: (414) 374-1800
  • Racine: 5540 Durand Avenue (Inside Regency Mall next to the former Boston Store), Racine, WI 53406

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is a member of the YWCA USA. The YWCA mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA USA has been working at the forefront of the most important issues of the day for more than 160 years, improving the lives of girls and women through advocacy, local programming and services.

For the full history of the YWCA Movement click here.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is dedicated to the wider YWCA mission: Eliminating racism and empowering women.

Our goal is to use education as an agent of change to support disadvantaged and underserved people in our community raise the bar for themselves and access greater opportunity to reach their potential; we believe a community based on equality serves everyone, equally.

It’s our mission to be the change we wish to see in the world, through progressive and intentional changes at every level, to meet the needs of all our people, our organization and our community, without disadvantaging anyone or anything in the process.

The YMCA offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility based on the unique needs of the communities it serves. YMCA focuses on “nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and overall well-being” and providing opportunities to give back and support the local neighborhoods in which it operates. The organization is guided by four core values: Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

We do not have any volunteer opportunities available currently. Please follow us on our social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) to be notified of any opportunities that arise.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin serves an average of 12,000 individuals yearly.  We serve individuals through our economic empowerment programs and racial justice education and training programs.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin was founded in 1892 and celebrated the 125th anniversary of its incorporation (1893) on January 10, 2018.  For 125 years we championed many of the social movements important to our community then, and now, including civil rights, affordable housing, healthcare and pay equity. Check out our local history here to learn more.