YWCA Miami is committed to early childhood education as a social justice issue. As vital brain development happens in these early years, we recognize the critical need to provide quality education for disadvantaged youth to increase their ability to succeed in school and throughout life.
YWCA Miami has been a bold advocate for all women's rights since 1919.
YWCA Miami is committed to equality and empowerment for women. We provide both direct services and advocacy for fair treatment of women and girls throughout Miami-Dade.
Ever wonder how far your donation on #GiveMiamiDay really goes? You might be surprised! #ItsThe W and YOU that makes the difference. We invite you to give a gift that resonate with you!
Today's #EmpowerHer Lunch was amazing! Filled with great conversations and phenomenal women! The ladies "showed us their W!". Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP!
YWCA Miami was one of the first organizations to advocate for Early Childhood education. Today we run some of the top rated Early Head Start programs in the county.
Kids really can appreciate the concentration and peacefulness that yoga allows! #kidsyoga #OnAMission We have classes every Tuesday at YWCA-Miami.
YWCA Miami is committed to social justice. We believe that empowering women is empowering families, advocating for rights of all people is one of the most fundamental ways we empower women in Miami-Dade.
Early Childhood Department
473 families receive quality education in Miami Dade County through the YWCA-Miami Early Head Start Program. Many of the families we serve would not otherwise have access to quality low cost early education for their children. Our facilities open early to allow for early drop off, and stay open late for afterschool care. True to our mission we also provide parental support and the opportunity for mental health screening and services for the entire family.
Court Care: A Better Place to Be
Drop-in child care center serving the 11th Judicial Courts. These facilities provide safe havens for children from infants to 12 years old while their parents/guardians address legal matters. These centers served 3,500 children in 2015.
After School, Enter Success Program
This unique program incorporate ongoing leadership development, career readiness and school readiness through Visual Arts/Digital Media, STEM and Music. Students in this cutting edge, free educational enrichment program will have access to hands on training in all three focus areas as well as the ability to concentrate in one area of identified interest. The computer lab in this program is one of only 96 in the computer clubhouse network supported by the Boston Museum of Science. & Best BuyThis unique feature allows our students to interact with other students around the world.
YWCA Youth Development Program
Our innovative Youth Development Programs served over 1000 youth in 2015. Our programs are designed to engage and facilitate individual growth and encourage life-long enthusiasm in making a difference in our community. Through sports, tutoring, parental group sessions, counseling, mentoring, self-esteem development and technological skills. The YWCA-Miami After-School Programs operate in 10 Miami-Dade County Public School sites offering children alternative safe havens, enriching environments and dynamic activities during critical hours out of school when at risk behavior can occur.
Economic Empowerment Program/ Family Wellness
The YWCA's Economic Empowerment Program was designed to empower women, through education and support, to make informed life decisions to benefit themselves and their families' future. Through the collective instructional sessions participants learned how to put together a life plan and a budget to support it, how to live within their means without feeling deprived, how to obtain and build good credit as well as how to fix bad credit, how to protect themselves from predatory lending practices and other fraudulent schemes. Cohorts for our 5 week Financial Literacy course can range from 5 to 30 women per class. We have the capacity of holding 2 classes simultaneously for a total of 60 participants per cohort. YWCA Miami Financial Empowerment programs served over 240 youth and adults last year and continues to help many low income families build solid financial foundations for their families.