Welcome to the new YWCA Greater Newburyport website! Due to frigid temps and wind; outdoor classes cancelled Tuesday, 3/2/2021. Please continue to check this scroll bar for important updates! 

Our clean, safe interior spaces

Safely join us for indoor/outdoor/Zoom/Hybrid classes, fitness center access, swim lessons for all ages, lap swim, warm water pool access, masters and water classes for a great workout.

Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

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

YWCA Outdoor Programming

Even in the cold winter months, YWCA continues its outdoor programming!  Michele Wheeler, YWCA Group Exercise instructor with YWCA Members and Outdoor Warriors at Atkinson Common.

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women after an exercise group class

Ilene Harnch-Grady, Health & Wellness Director, ‘Barre Fusion’ class.

About

YWCA Greater Newburyport

Established in 1883 to help young women gain the resources and skills necessary to thrive in the industrial world, today’s YWCA serves people without regard to age or gender identity.  Today we advocate for those most vulnerable among us and implement inclusive programs supporting the entire community.

Affordable housing, preschool, and school-age childcare, wellness, cancer support, aquatics, youth leadership development, and racial justice programs are just some of the programs we offer.

You can be a part of today’s YWCA by registering for programs using the Program Registration button, or by supporting our work by clicking the Donate Now button. If you need help with the registration process, please download our Registration Instructions here. 

Click here to download our current schedule for Group Exercise and Aquatics classes. You may also find our Lap Pool/Warm Pool Schedule here.

 

Program Registration.        Donate Now

We seek to integrate our mission into all our programs

YWCA Programs

Affordable Housing

Since 1885 YWCA has provided affordable housing.  Today, we manage 68 units in Amesbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury.  Almost half of our units serve homeless households. We are advocates of expanding affordable housing as well as fair housing.

Health & Wellness

YWCA provides a supportive environment for people of all ages to improve their health through group exercise, lap swimming, and a fitness center.  YWCA Encore is a free program for those with cancer combining gentle exercise and peer support.

Pre-School Childcare

Our licensed program offers full daycare to infants through preschoolers. Caring professionals, using Teaching Strategies Gold Curriculum, help children learn, grow and play. YWCA provides a discount based on a family’s ability to pay.

School-Aged Childcare

YWCA focuses on the social-emotional development of students in grades K-3. We infuse our mission into the curriculum to expand student’s awareness of social and racial justice. Students explore a wide range of activities with experienced staff.

Aquatics

Swimming is a life skill that can also improve self-esteem. YWCA offers swimming lessons for all ages beginning at 6 months to adult. Jr. Breakers swim team provides a non-competitive option beyond swim lessons. Coached masters is available for adults. 

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Get in the Know

Latest News & Campaigns

Employee Spotlight: Michele Wheeler

Employee Spotlight: Michele Wheeler

My love for fitness began at the age of 4 when I was enrolled in Figure Skating Lessons and continued on for years to compete competitively.  I also participated in other sports from swimming and track in high school to DII Collegiate swimming and women’s club lacrosse in college.

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2021 Nancy DiGrezio Memorial Scholarship

2021 Nancy DiGrezio Memorial Scholarship

The Nancy DiGrezio Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who lives or attends school within the YWCA Greater Newburyport’s service area and is a leader for social justice among their peers; whose actions exemplify tolerance and understanding of differences; and who, by example, empowers other students to respond to acts of intolerance and discrimination.

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 “The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”  Socrates

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Be Part of the Mission

Upcoming Events

Engaging Community Luncheon

Coming April 2021. More exciting details to follow!

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Proud recipient of a Cummings $100,000 for 100 grant