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

Originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., and Debby Irving, the challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.

Participants will receive daily anti-racist content in the form of articles, videos, or podcasts delivered right to their inbox! Challenge starts March 15th! Call Bridget at 978-465-YWCA x12 with any questions.

Sign Up Here

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 email the YWCA staff person who assists the committee.

YWCA Annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
The YWCA Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is planned and organized by the YWCA’s teen-led Racial Justice committee. Student leaders create innovative and engaging programs about the impact of racism that provoke thought and encourage action. Attendees of our events form a diverse group of ages, races, faiths, political parties, business communities, organizations,/ and schools. The interaction between area high school students and adults is a hallmark of our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Event.

Learn More about A Conversation with Shantelle Castle

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Mon: Open for Group Exercise/Aquatic classes only
Tues – Fri
: 8 AM – 7 PM
Sat: 8 AM – 1 PM     Sun: CLOSED

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YWCA Hours: Monday: Open for Group Exercise and Aquatic classes only. Tues-Fri: 8 am - 7 pm Saturday: 8 am-1 pm Sunday: Closed