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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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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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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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Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism

Each April, YWCAs across the nation work to raise awareness about systemic racism and what we can do to bring about racial equity. This year, YWCAs across Massachusetts—including YW Boston, YWCA Cambridge, YWCA Central Massachusetts, YWCA Malden, YWCA Greater Newburyport, YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts, and YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts—have teamed up to engage more people across the state in anti-racism work.

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 “The greatest wealth is health.” 

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Upcoming Events

Engaging Community Luncheon

Keeping the Stories Alive: Exploring Newburyport’s Black Heritage

The 11th Annual YWCA Engaging Communities Luncheon is taking place on April 28, 2021, from 12 – 1 PM via Zoom. The guest speaker is Kabria Baumgartner, Ph.D. and Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Virtual Event Sponsored by: 
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Proud recipient of a Cummings $100,000 for 100 grant