YWCA Greater Newburyport Annual Meeting is taking place Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7 PM via Zoom. Find more details below!

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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.

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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 register for any program or class.

Click below to access our current Group Exercise and Lap/Warm Water Pool schedules.

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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Member Spotlight: Janet Hickey

Member Spotlight: Janet Hickey

When I became a member of the Newburyport YWCA in 1986, I had no idea what an important role this organization would play in my life over the next 35 years. In the beginning, it was a place for me to swim laps in the pool every day at 5:45 AM so that I could get a bit of exercise and clear my head before going off to work.   That goal was certainly met, and the habit continues to this day.  But, as the decades presented inevitable challenges, I found that the YW had so much more to offer than just a pre-dawn swim lane. The YWCA evolved with the times, and continues to be a constant source of support to me, to its other members, and to the greater Newburyport community. 

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Thank You – Engaging Community Luncheon

Thank You – Engaging Community Luncheon

After Dr. Kabria Baumgartner’s talk at the 11th Annual Engaging Communities Luncheon, I was reminded of the saying: “History is written by the victors.” In telling the stories of African Americans who were forcibly brought to Newburyport as slaves, we are reminded that slavery was not isolated to the South. Newburyport had a part in those immoral actions.

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YWCA Greater Newburyport Annual Meeting

YWCA Greater Newburyport Annual Meeting

You are invited to join us for the 137th Annual Meeting of the YWCA Greater Newburyport. Come learn about the programs and work of the YWCA Greater Newburyport. We will also introduce our new Board Members and Officers and honor those who have completed their
terms on the Board.

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 “The greatest wealth is health.” 

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YWCA Greater Newburyport Annual Meeting

Come learn about the programs and work of the YWCA Greater Newburyport. We will also introduce our new Board Members and Officers and honor those who have completed their terms on the Board. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 7 PM via Zoom.

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