Racial Justice

At the core of YWCA Greater Newburyport—and sister YWCAs across the U.S. and around the globe—are racial justice efforts that break down internal and external barriers to racial equality and challenge our communities to move toward equity in the workplace, housing, education, and all aspects of life.

21 Day Racial Justice Challenge

The YWCA Newburyport will be joining YWCA USA for an upcoming Racial Justice Challenge. In order to fully participate, we encourage folks to take a pre-event survey by selecting YWCA of Greater Newburyport as this will give us credit. To the right, you will see a screenshot of what will be displayed as you join and participate in the survey. The Pre-Event survey is linked below. We appreciate your participation!

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One Night Homeless Count

Annually the YWCA Greater Newburyport and the Amesbury Council on Aging participate in the One Night Homeless Count on the last Wednesday in January. The count is conducted primarily to highlight the issue of homelessness in our community and promote the need for more affordable housing. The count provides information to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help with their planning and allocation of funding.

Click here to read this year’s report

Racial Justice Committee

Chaired by a high school member of the YWCA Board of Directors, this committee, made up of community members and YWCA Board members, spearheads the racial justice work of our YWCA.  The group plans public events such as the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration as well as other educational and awareness activities throughout the year. Our efforts include collaborating with other community organizations to strengthen and expand our efforts. If you are interested in joining this committee please contact Ilene H. Grady at the YWCA who serves on the committee.

YWCA Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

YWCA Martin Luther King Commeration – Monday, 1/15/2024

12:30  pm – Firehouse Center for the Arts

His Dream Our Mission:    In commemoration of MLK, Jr.’s birthday, YWCA Greater Newburyport presents a screening of “King in the Wilderness.”  This film tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final years through the personal stories of those who surround him.

Students: Free

Adults: $11.50

A very special thank you to the Garrison Inn and Flatbread Pizza Company for supporting the YWCA Martin Luther King event.

Purchase tickets visit the Firehouse Center for the Arts

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  • Sat: 8 am – 1 pm
  • Sun: CLOSED

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Mon-Fri: 6 am - 7:45 pm

Sat: 8 am - 1 pm     

Sunday: CLOSED