PASADENA STAR-NEWS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Established in 1905, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, an independent nonprofit organization, has long been a pioneering voice in the fight for racial, economic, and gender equality.
From the pre-1920 racial integration plan to the early 1970s founding of the nation’s first Big Sister program and the area’s first rape hotline, the YWCA has long been on the cutting edge of responding to the needs of women.
Last year, the organization served 2,631 community members in the Pasadena area. It has a special emphasis on low-income communities, women, youth and minorities, and run a number of programs that serve women, girls and the community at large.
The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is developing girls into leaders, celebrating women’s accomplishments and advocating for a community free of violence and racism.
We are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.