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 425 Lafayette St.   Waterloo, IA 50703    phone: 319.234.7589    fax: 319.234.3462     e-mail: ywca@ywcabhc.org

Many of the programs listed below are offered at no charge to participants.
For more information on all YWCA Youth and Family programs
call Cyndi Ritter or Valerie Cumming at the YWCA, 234-7589 or
e-mail us at





Wize Girlz

  • Are you a Middle School girl?

  • Are you ready for a program that allows you to be a decision-maker?

  • Are you interested in giving back to the community?

  • Would you like to participate in a variety of recreational activities with other girls your age?

If you answered YES to these questions, Wize Girlz is for you! This program involves girls participating in a variety of service projects and recreational activities and joining together for positive learning experiences. Each Wize Girlz group meets once a week after school during the school year. Transportation and a snack are provided.

Call Val at 319-234-7589 for more information.

Summer Girls

A nine-week day camp program for
middle school girls in the Cedar Valley!

This interactive program encourages creativity and imagination.
   * service learning projects  * STEM exploration 
          * recreational activities    * field trips

Call Cyndi or Val at 319-234-7589
for more information.


(Parents Achieving Success with Support)

A parent education and support group for individuals ages 20 to 26. Meet other young parents in similar situations, learn about educational and employment opportunities and develop strategies for self-sufficiency and positive parenting. Earn participation "points" to purchase items in the incentive store. No preregistration required. A meal, child care and transportation are provided.

(Partially funded by Cedar Valley's Promise Empowerment)

PASS meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 3:45 - 5:00 pm.

Contact Cyndi Ritter at 319-234-7589 for more information.

Latino & Multicultural Services /  Servicios Latinos
Nuestro personal bilingue brinda servicios dirigidos a responder a las necesidades de las familias Latinas. Los servicios incluyen traduccion, interpretacion, referencias a otros proveedores de servios, y asistencia relacionada con la busqueda de trabajo, entre otros. (partialmente financiado de Cedar Valley United Way & Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa)

Martes, Miércoles y Viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.
Lunes y Jueves de 9:30 a.m. a 3:00 p.m.

Llame a Umaru Balde al 319-234-7589 para pedir una cita. (Se habla español, francés, árabe y portugués.)

Services provided by bilingual staff to address needs of Latino families. Includes translation, interpretation, referrals, and job assistance services. (Partially funded by Cedar Valley United Way & Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mondays & Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Please call for an appointment. 319-234-7589
Spanish, French, Arabic and Portuguese spoken.

English Class/Clase de Inglés - GRATUITO!
Clases de inglés gratis para todos los individuos.
Clases de ingles gratis para mujeres Latinas. Ven y aprende inglés junto con otras personas en la comunidad. Este grupo también provee información sobre recursos en la comunidad, actividades comunitarias, información sobre salud y bienestar, y como grupo de apoyo. Proveemos transporte gratuito, cuidado de sus hijos, y un horario conveniente.

Lunes de 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Miercoles 6:15 - 7:30 pm
Jueves: clase de la mañana: 10:00 - 11:30 am

La clases se ofrecen todo el año. Puede empezar en cualquier momento. Para más información, por favor llame a Umaru Balde al
319-234-7589. (Se habla español, francés, árabe y portugués.)


Young Parents Together

This is a parent education and support group for individuals who are pregnant or parenting through age 19.
A meal, childcare and transportation are provided. Improve your parenting skills and share experiences with other young parents. Earn points for participating that can be used to purchase items for you and your child. All groups meet on Mondays at the YWCA from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. No pre-registration is needed, but please call 319-231-9373 by noon on Monday if you need a ride.

Young Women on the Move

This annual interactive conference is held each spring and provides a day of fun and information for middle-school aged girls. Breakout sessions are designed to explore areas such as self-image, career, decision making and fitness.

Watch for announcements at your school or check with your school counselor.

Young Women on the Move is free for participants but preregistration is required.

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Revised: May 22, 2018