YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin

aka YWCA Southeast Wisconsin   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.ywcasew.org

Mission

The YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity.

Ruling year info

1942

Principal Officer

Paula Penebaker

Main address

1915 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr

Milwaukee, WI 53212 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

YWCA of Greater Milwaukee

EIN

39-0806258

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Women's Rights (R24)

Employment, Job Related N.E.C. (J99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

Community Adult learning Lab

Community Adult Learning Lab

The YWCA’s Community Adult Learning Lab works with participants to increase their skills in reading, math, writing, communication, and critical thinking. A continuum of service is offered, from adult basic literacy education and computer skills, to GED preparation and onsite testing. The lab has two full-time instructors offering individual instruction and assessments. The individual instruction, coupled with scheduling flexibility and partnerships with community resources, make the YWCA lab particularly unique. 

 

Increased reading, writing, math and critical thinking skills
Increased employability skills

Population(s) Served

Racial Justice
The YWCA’s racial justice programming is focused on addressing racism and white privilege with youth in grades 9-12 and adults in nonprofit organizations, community groups, and businesses throughout the greater Milwaukee area.

 

Youth programming Just “US” is a four part antiracism curriculum designed to meet the needs of racial justice education in Milwaukee area schools. Educators may choose to have four individual workshops that touch on each program, or turn one, two, or more programs into a series. The curriculum includes self-assessments, interactive exercises, critical review of the impact of stereotypes and prejudice while moving beyond awareness to knowledge building.

 

Adult programming focuses on a six part series titled, Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action. This course builds awareness surrounding the historic roots of racism, understanding whiteness and white privilege, the impact of racism and racial disparities. The program is designed to move participants from awareness and understanding to taking action in addressing racial disparities.  

Work is underway to develop strategic partnerships with community based organizations, businesses, government entities and other stakeholders to expand outreach of the Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action program.

Population(s) Served

Services provided in the OAC include:

 

Job Seekers

Job search assistance
Employment & career assistance
Individual career counseling
Financial literacy workshops
Career training workshops
Job skills training – pre-vocational & customizedEmployers
Pre-employment testing/assessments/pre-screening
Job skills training – pre-vocational & customized
On-site and customized recruitment
Access to job applicants
Job postings
Employment seminars
Access to labor market information and analysis

Population(s) Served

Dress for Success is an international organization whose mission is to promote the independence of economically disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Racine is an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide and is administered by the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.

Dress for Success Racine gives low-income women access to the workforce by offering professional attire for interviews and work, as well as networking, job search, and professional development support to obtain and maintain employment. Clients are referred to the program by agencies such as homeless shelters, job training programs, and domestic violence organizations. Ultimately, the program helps low-income women achieve rewarding careers, financial independence, and stronger families.

Population(s) Served

Through financial education and budget coaching,YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is now able to help credit-challenged residents of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties secure low-interest vehicle loans through its Auto Loan Access Program.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add geographic service areas to create a map on your profile.

Login and update

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

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.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin's (YWCA SEW) comprehensive services help build prosperity for more than 10,000 people each year. The common threads that run through all YWCA SEW programs are economic advancement and racial justice. Our long-standing presence of 125 years in the Milwaukee community has made us a trusted and sought out resource for people in need in southeast Wisconsin.

Racial Justice Strategies:

We educate both youth and adults about systemic racism and ways to address it. Our ultimate goal is to equip people to take action against injustice where and when they can.

Our Racial Justice Work

Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action
Six-part workshop series examining the history and impact of racism and what you can do about it.

Workplace Consulting
We offer tailored training to hiring managers and leadership teams to help those in influential positions promote equity in their policies and practices.

Community Readiness Assessment
An evidence-based assessment that will help guide industry-specific recommendations for resolving the impasse between employers seeking to fill positions and the thousands of unemployed job seekers in our community.


Our Economic Empowerment Strategies:

Wisconsin Works (W-2)
Wisconsin's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Dress for Success
Job preparation and professional image guidance that helps women find and maintain employment.
Career Opportunity Center
Job seekers have access to the office equipment they need to land a job, including computers, printers, paper, and telephones.
Job Placement Services
Employment preparation for job seekers referred by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Auto Loan Access Program
Through financial education and budget coaching, this program helps credit-challenged residents of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties secure low-interest vehicle loans.

Adult Education
Adults seeking their high school credential can access either our GED program or HSED program depending on their learning needs.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin (YWCA SEW) is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. Since 1893, YWCA SEW has been dedicated to facilitating access to opportunity for low income, under served individuals. Each year, more than 10,000 individuals access YWCA SEW's comprehensive services such as adult education, financial literacy, racial justice training and advocacy, and workforce development.

The common threads that run through all YWCA programs are economic advancement and racial justice.

YWCAs across the country work to achieve three signature outcomes:

1. We seek to increase the equal protections and equal opportunities of people of color.


2. We work to increase economic opportunities for women and girls of color, recognizing the importance of addressing the race and gender inequities that exist for this marginalized community.


3. We strive to improve the often disproportionately negative health and safety outcomes for women and girls of color by making sure they have access to high-quality health and safety resources and support systems.

Financials

YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin

Board of directors
as of 8/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lois Smith

Community Volunteer

Rae Livingston

Abbvie

Nahid Afsari

Cotter Consulting

Kimberley Noon

Cielo Talent Solutions

Sherry Clark

Northwestern Mutual

Karen Dorece

Talent Genesis

Nina Johnson

Guaranty Bank

Erin Loofboro

Rockwell Automation

Deborah Allen

Community Volunteer

Yvonne Brodsky

GE Healthcare

Lindsey Davis

Quarles & Brady LLP

Laura Lindner

Litter Mendelson

Ann Przybysz

Schenck, SC

Manadra Rainey

Milwaukee Center for Independence

Lois Smith

Community Volunteer

Steve Stall

Rockwell Automation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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