National Capital Area

Get Involved

Are you looking for opportunities to help the YWCA National Capital Area? We have various ways you can be involved.

Brown Bag Series for Adult Education & Training: every Thursday the YWCA NCA hosts a brown bag lunch speaker's series at 12:00pm. We invite professionals in all fields to come in and talk about the work they do, and the career path they took to get there.

Lunch & Learn: every other Saturday, from September to May, we host a special guest to speak with our youth participants (ages 6-17) about a particular area of expertise. We encourage our young girls to explore a variety of career paths, and understanding what it takes to get there, and to actually see and hear someone who is there herself, is a valuable lesson.

Mock Interview/Workshops: our workforce development students are always looking for opportunities to practice interviewing, and improve on their public speaking. We like to host mock interveiw days at the YWCA and ask for local professionals to participate, or, we like even more to bring out students out into the workplace, and have these sessions, combined with any relevant workshops at your location.

Job Shadowing: any opportunities for our adult or youth students to spend a day in the life of someone working in a field they may be interested in, provides great exposure and learning.

Adult Education and Mentoring: we are always looking for teachers, tutors and mentors to work with our adult and youth students. Teachers wit hclassroom experience provide vital instruction. We also offer 1:1 tutoring and mentoring, and are also just starting group sessions. Tutoring and mentoring commitments are up to the individual, we want to work with your schedule to make it work.

Youth Mentoring: our EMPOwERgirlz hinges on its ability to match each girl with a young professional mentor. They meet together every other Saturday, beginning in September, and ending in May.

Host a Fighting Back Session: in partnership with youth-serving organizations across the region, we are doing our part to inform young people about the dnagers of sexual exploitation and sexual violence through a peer-to-peer effort. If you are an organization working with youth, or know of one, we would liek to bring our workshop to you.

Internships for our GED Graduates: our adult students work incredibly hard to pass the GED exam, and once they have, we like to partner them up with employers for internship opportunities.

Host an YW in Action: we offer one-hour program tours two times a month at the YWCA NCA and would love for you to become an ambassador for our program and invite others to simply learn about our work. We can also take the show on the road which we call "YW in a Box." We will come to your location and share the same information and program stories, all in one hour.

Committee Participation: we have five working groups that include board members, volunteers and staff, and we are always looking to add to them. Currently, we have committees that focus on Finance, Investment, Governance, Programs, Sustainable Funding, Strategic Planning, and Audit.

Corporate Partnership: funding is key in any non-profit's survival, but we want our corporate dollars to be more about partnership, not just one time sponsorship. We like to keep companies involved and engaged throughout the year in our work, and build a relationship that is lasting, and customized to everyone's needs.


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