YWCA will be closed Monday, 2/6/2023.  We will re-open with regular programming, 2/7/2023 (exception:  Pre-School and School-Aged Swim Lessons cancelled 2/6/2023) and hours.  Thank you.  YWCA Team

Career Opportunities at YWCA

YWCA Greater Newburyport is currently hiring for both full-time and part-time positions across several departments.  We offer competitive wages. Full-time employees enjoy extensive benefits including health and dental insurance paid at 60% by YWCA, a pension funded at 5% by the YWCA (after 2 years of employment), short-term, long term disability insurance, and discounts on the YWCA program. Our career page shows all of our current positions.

Juneteenth Celebration, June 17, 2022

John Feehan, Executive Director

Juneteenth Celebration, June 17, 2022

Celebrating Community:   YWCA Greater Newburyport Board of Directors President, Margaret McCarthy, Elizabeth DeGrenier and Deb Maas.

Court celebrates Cultural Appreciation Week

Newburyport District Court and courts across the state recognized  Cultural Appreciation Week. Anne Upton, YWCA Greater Newburyport dropped off a banner made by children from the YWCA School’s Out program.  Court case specialist Rebecca Malynn (left) and Probation Officer Olivia Nambi (right) hold up the banner

Heart to Heart: Newburyport Remembers Uvalde Families

Heart to Heart – Join the Paula Estey Gallery (PEG), Women in Action Huddle of Greater Newburyport, and the YWCA Greater Newburyport in a series of community art projects honoring the families and children from the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas.

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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 register for any program or class.

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

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YWCA Response to Tragic Nichols Murder

“I’m just trying to go home” As we now know, Mr. Nichols did not make it home that night.  And once again, we learn of the murder of a Black man at the hands of police. Let me begin by saying our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Nichols.  They have shown an...

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“I want to thank you for making so many of the group exercise classes available on zoom. It made it possible to keep fit during Covid and continues to do that now. ”  BK – YWCA Loyal Member

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

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Main Facility Hours

Mon-Fri: 6 am - 7:45 pm

Sat: 8 am - 12 pm     

Sunday: CLOSED