MISSION

Eliminating racism.

Empowering women.

Promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Leadership

A Message From Our Chair

YWCA Alaska continues to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of communities here in Alaska. As we look to the future and how best to support equity and equality initiatives, educate on topics of inclusion and anti-racism, and advocate to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, I'm pleased to welcome our newest board members and Interim CEO Tory Amorello. We're excited for the energy and commitment our volunteer team and new leadership bring to the table. We hope you’ll check out our Board and Staff pages to learn more, and visit us at our Open House in April. Stay tuned for details.

Welcome

YWCA Alaska has been serving Alaskans since 1989. We are committed to supporting and fostering a community where all the peoples of this great land can live and thrive. And we work to accomplish that by focusing on work that helps to eliminate racism and empower women and girls. We believe in the power of dialogue and the value of respectful conversations and action on issues that matter to Alaskans. As you explore our website, know that you are welcome and invited to engage in this work with us.

Impact

Access, Equity, Opportunity

Women of Achievement

Wellbeing & Health

Young People of Achievement

Opportunities

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Nominations Open for Spring 2024 Young People of Achievement Award & Scholarship

YWCA Alaska’s Young People of Achievement Awards are competitive awards recognizing and celebrating five youth leaders in Alaska. These are young people who have overcome major obstacles in their lives, and who have made efforts to eliminate racism, empower others and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

We need your help to identify, encourage and help these amazing youth apply for this incredible opportunity. The application deadline is May 15, 2024.

With sincere thanks to our friends at Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest and AmeriCorps for their ongoing partnership and support.

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A year of service, a world of difference.