our Mission, vision, and values
We are the movement that creates understanding and impact related to issues of racial justice and gender equality.
The mission of YWCA is to eliminate racism, empower women, and provide dignity, freedom, peace, and justice for all.
YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 100 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is part of an international movement in 122 countries worldwide.