YWCA Boston, Inc.

eliminating racism, empowering women

aka YW Boston   |   Boston, MA   |  www.ywboston.org

Mission

YW Boston's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Ruling year info

1942

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Beth Chandler

Main address

140 Clarendon Street, Suite 403

Boston, MA 02116 USA

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EIN

04-2103548

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Leadership Development (W70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Within institutions in Boston, there are intersectional systems of oppression, including racism and sexism, that everyone plays a part in reinforcing. These systems, through adverse policies, practices, behaviors, and attitudes have negative impacts on many groups, especially women, people of color, and women of color, which prevent them from inclusion at every level in institutions in Boston— particularly leadership.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

LeadBoston

LeadBoston is an mid- to executive-level education program focused on disparities in Boston. Organizations that send participants have found that their delegates are more effective in solving challenging problems, making business decisions, managing conflict, and leading and retaining an increasingly diverse workforce.

Population(s) Served
Adults

F.Y.R.E. stands for Fierce Youth Reigniting Excellence. The F.Y.R.E. Initiative is YW Boston’s leadership and empowerment program for middle school girls in the Greater Boston area. The program’s curriculum incorporates social justice education, positive identity development, and civic engagement. Each weekly session is designed to promote dialogue and experiential learning to cultivate empathy and increase social-emotional learning. F.Y.R.E. Initiative is a fee-based program.



The F.Y.R.E. Initiative takes place in schools or during Out of School Time programs. F.Y.R.E. is developed to operate in a “girls group” structure rather than a traditional classroom structure. At the end of the program, participants will present a community action project at the F.Y.R.E. Symposium and have the opportunity to engage with other youth leaders from across Greater Boston.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Organizations want to be inclusive but don't know how to address the sensitive and complex topics relating to race and ethnicity. Our InclusionBoston program provides a safe, structured way for groups to talk openly about experiences of race and racism, identify barriers to inclusion, and work together to create solutions. Businesses, schools, and organizations engage in InclusionBoston and workshops to build trust and understanding across racial divides. Our trained facilitators lead the participating group to learn about key concepts in racial equity; use personal experiences to foster deeper understanding of race's impact in our lives; and develop an action plan to build a more inclusive organization.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter

YWCA USA 1907

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Preteens, Adolescents

Related Program

Fierce Youth Reigniting Excellence (F.Y.R.E.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of adult learners enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

InclusionBoston

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

YW Boston is a thought leader on issues at the intersection of race and gender, helping organizations create more inclusive environments where women of color in particular can attain and succeed in leadership positions.

-Participating individuals and institutions will change policies, practices, behaviors, and attitudes to be more inclusive.

-Participating institutions will experience improved retention, promotion, influence, and experiences for women of color at Boston’s organizations

-Shifts in the demographic structure of partner organizations toward greater diversity and inclusion at all levels.

Organizational change:
Work with groups of people within organizations to help them be more inclusive of people of color and women and support them in implementing an action plan to result in greater inclusivity.

Individual Change:
We will provide education and support to mid- to senior-level managers so that they can be change agents within their organization for racial and gender equity.
We also work with young people to change their communities and institutions.

Advocacy and Thought Leadership:
Promoting better understanding of issues relating to inclusivity and racial and gender equity.

We have a strong, diverse and committed staff, committed to the execution of our mission and sophisticated data analysis and outcome measurement tools.

We went through a strategic planning process that helped us clarify our strategic focus on organizational change surrounding greater gender and racial equity. Then we made sure our programs align with this new direction by developing new program curriculum and outcome measurement for each program.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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YWCA Boston, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Marguerite Fletcher

Fletcher Consulting, LLC

Term: 2019 -

Gizella Crawford

Tufts Health Plan

Sherrie Saint-Amant

The TJX Companies, Inc

Suzanne Abair

Northland Investment Corporation

Alona Abalos

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

April English

Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Marguerite Fletcher

Fletcher Consulting, LLC

Wendy Foster

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

Marla BaskerVIlle

Northeastern University

Jo Balogun

Simmons University

Trish Cotter

MIT

Robin Ricca

Road Scholar

Benjamin Perkins

American Heart Association

Julia Lanham

Boston University School of Public Health

Christopher Hart

Foley Hoag

Beyazmin Jimenez

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Aisha Losche

Sharifah Niles-Lane Niles-Lane

Tatiana Roc

National Grid

Robin Shin

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/06/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data