We create real change. The YWCA works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. Through advocacy and local programming, we create real change for women, families and communities.

Check out the latest program information and happenings.

YW Annual Meeting

Tickets are on sale for the 113th YWCA Annual Meeting and Breakfast. Join us on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Shirley T. Frye YWCA Greensboro facility. We promise good food, great company and inspiring stories.

Time to Get Teed Off

Tickets for the Annual Johnathan W. Flowers Memorial Golf Tournament are now on sale. Gather your team of four (same sex or coed) for fun and a good cause. Tournament play will take place at the beautiful Bryan Park Golf Course.

Here is a link to learn more and to register. See you on the links!

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Tickets on Sale

The 113th Annual Meeting will be here before you know it. Buy your tickets today! Then circle your calendar for August 18 at 7:30 a.m. for a great program and meal at the Shirley T. Frye YWCA Greensboro.


Lighthouse Project Work Shines at YWCA

BB&T Lighthouse Project was busy here at the YWCA Greensboro last month. There were 49 volunteers who donated 276 working hours to the sprucing up of our facility.

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YW Young Leaders

The YWCA Greensboro Leadership Camp took place earlier this month. Teen Parents came together to enjoy learning, laughing and climbing some ropes. Visit their Leadership Camp page.

Holy Kumbya, Camp is Almost Over!

YWCA YWorld Camps are wrapping up. Check out their page to see just how much fun they had.


Hard Lessons: What Black Girls Learn While Going to School

The next Lunch and Learn is set for Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at the Shirley T. Frye YWCA. The event will feature a presentation by Monica Walker, Diversity Officer for Guilford County Schools, and a panel of young women who will share their experiences of being black and female in public schools.

It’s a hard lesson for them and an important lesson for us all. Please join us by signing up here.  Lunch is free but reservations are required. Seating is limited so make your reservations today.


Service with a Smile

Kia Jarrett, 18 and Deashia Hall, 17 lend a hand sorting donations in the YWCA Greensboro closet. Both young women participate in YWCA programs and donate service learning hours. Ms. Hall was working on her day off to help out and brought along her one-year-old son. She is a rising senior at Dudley High School and joined the Teen Parent Mentor Program in the spring of 2015. Ms. Jarrett graduated from high school in May 2016 and is seeking employment. She joined the YWCA TPMP in March 2016. Thank you, Kia and Deashia! We love an orderly closet!

shirley frye phoebe kaplan
This summer I have been working at the YWCA as an intern at our social justice summer camps.
This week, I got to meet THE Shirley Frye! Only two months ago we named the new Greensboro YWCA building after this wonderful human being; an inspiring community leader, activist, and educator.
Thank you for all you have done and all that you continue to do for our community. I am honored to work at the *Shirley T. Frye* YWCA.
-Phoebe Kaplan
Brown Girl Dreaming

The YWCA Virtual Book Club is exploring the best selling book of poems by nationally recognized Jacqueline Woodson. Please join us as we discuss her work.

Listen to her read a poem.

Our Mission & Vision

YWCA Greensboro, is dedicated to eliminating racism empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Win-Win Resolutions C.R.E.W. Program

Teaching students (Pre-K through High School) and Families conflict resolution and positive social skills through interactive drama.

Teen Parent Mentor Program

Supporting teen moms to finish school, grow as a positive responsive parents, and make plans for the future.

Teens Learning Childbirth

prenatal health and fitness program designed especially for pregnant teens

Teen Families Reading Together

Reading program for teen moms and their children promoting a positive parent-child interaction.

Doula Program

Volunteer training to provide practical and emotional support to pregnant women and their families before, during, and after birth.

Healthy Moms Healthy Babies

Working with young women aged 20 to 30, YWCA staff offer childbirth education, doula support, case management, and peer group education during pregnancy and beyond.

Our partners

NC DHHS – Women’s Health Branch
NC DHHS – Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives
Cone Health Foundation
March of Dimes
Cone Health Women’s Hospital
Greensboro Children’s Museum
Greensboro Public Library
Greensboro Urban Ministry
Interactive Resource Center
United Way