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About Us

YWCA Black Hawk County is a nonprofit organization on a mission to create positive change in our community. With a strong focus on empowering women, eliminating racism, and changing lives, we work tirelessly to uplift individuals and families, fostering a society where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

Our Mission

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Our Vision

By harnessing the potential of every woman, YWCA brings real change to the fight for gender equality and racial justice. These are the building blocks for a world where social justice exists for all.

Our Values

  • Courage: We have the collective strength to face the biggest challenges and work toward a more just and equitable society that benefits everyone.
  • Compassion: We believe that impacting lives begins with understanding individual needs. We listen, we learn and we respond.
  • Commitment: We are the oldest and largest multiracial women’s organization in the world. We have always been—and will always continue to be—leaders for racial justice and women’s empowerment.

Community Engagement

We firmly believe that building a strong and inclusive community requires active participation from all members. That's why we provide numerous opportunities for individuals to get involved, whether through volunteering, attending events, or becoming a supporter. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive change, inspiring others and driving lasting impact throughout Black Hawk County.

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Join Us Today

Ready to be part of something greater? Join YWCA in our mission to empower women, eliminate racism, and change lives. Whether you’re seeking support, want to make a difference, or simply want to learn more about what we do, we welcome you with open arms. Together, we can build a brighter future for our community.

Become a Member

Take action. Inspire change. Join YWCA Black Hawk County today!