YWCA Boulder County

Eliminating racism. Empowering women.

Boulder, CO   |  www.ywcaboulder.org

Mission

YWCA Boulder County is a non-profit organization that provides human services, advocacy, education, and leadership development programs. Our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Ruling year info

1961

CEO

Debbie Pope

Main address

2222 14th St

Boulder, CO 80302 USA

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EIN

84-0500276

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

YWCA Boulder County addresses issues important to women and girls that have evolved over the years and is responsive in its programming. One of the biggest obstacles to self-sufficiency is affordable child care. YWCA has offered child care services for the past forty years. Persimmon Early Learning (formerly Children’s Alley) will continue its quality, sliding fee scale drop-in child care (ages 8 weeks to 12 years) and, as of Fall 2020, will also provide affordable permanent child care (ages 8 weeks to 48 months). YWCA programs are planned to break down barriers thus creating equity and empowering families to achieve sustainable economic advancement and live healthy, safe lives. The dialogue taking place across the world today about systemic racism needs to continue and be turned into impactful change. YWCA is stepping forward to educate and motivate the community to demand policy change and action on every front from our educational systems to housing to real criminal justice reform.

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?

Family Services Parenting Classes

YWCA Boulder County offers Incredible Years®, a free, 14-week parenting skills course for parents and caregivers of children ages three to six, offered in English and Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Caregivers

Persimmon Early Learning of YWCA (Persimmon Early Learning) has served Boulder County children and families for more than 40 years offering high-quality, affordable drop-in, short-term and permanent child care, and is the only child care center in Boulder County offering emergency care for families with nowhere else to turn.

As a Level 4 Colorado Shines rated Early Childhood Program, we provide a safe, nurturing and creative space for children ages eight weeks to six years to learn and grow in newly redesigned and expanded indoor and outdoor learning areas.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Latina Achievement Support is a culturally responsive mentoring program that supports local Latina high school students in overcoming systemic barriers to success and bridging the opportunity gap.

Led by bilingual, college-aged LAS Advocate mentors, the program encourages students to reach their academic and personal goals, pursue post-secondary education and explore different career paths.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
People of Latin American descent

Reading to End Racism (RER) is an inter-generational literacy program designed to engage first through fifth grade students with books and personal stories, and spark discussion about eliminating racism, bullying and discrimination.

RER provides training, resources and support for volunteers, teachers and parents to talk with their children about racism and discrimination.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children

YWCA Boulder County educates and develops relationships with policy makers, community leaders and community members to create legislative, policy and systems change to break down barriers for the advancement and economic sustainability of self-identifying women, girls, and people of color.

In partnership with YWCA USA, we advocate for policy and legislation that positively impacts racial justice and the economic advancement, health and safety of women and girls. We work to amplify unheard and underrepresented voices and mobilize people to create meaningful and lasting change in Boulder County and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Ethnic and racial groups

Racial Justice & Equity Education provides racial justice trainings and events for organizations and community members, including our popular How to be Anti-racist training series for adults.

Our How to be Anti-racist training series was designed for individuals who are committed to being anti-racist, becoming actively conscious of race and racism, and taking actions in their daily lives to end racial inequities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1922

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

YWCA Boulder County's goal is to offer services for women and families that will allow them to reach self-sufficiency and build a community without bias.

The board approved a three-year Strategic Plan covering 2019-2021. The plan includes 12 goals and corresponding strategies developed with Social Venture Partners to create a plan for focus impact. One of these goals included expanding YWCA’s child care facility to a unique mixed model of child care services that would allow us to keep our Children’s Alley drop-in care but potentially add full-time slots for those families that need it. The strategic goals were grouped into four broad areas: Impact in Advocacy, Impact in Direct Services, Impact in Issue Awareness and Impact in Growing Revenue and Achieving a Balanced Budget.

The YWCA Boulder County has had an effective presence in the Boulder County community for almost one hundred years. The YWCA is positioned to identify and serve those women and families needing help most. For example, as an established child care center, we have the capacity to never turn children away because their parent/caregiver cannot afford the care.

Our programs reflect many of our accomplishments. 1) Persimmon Early Learning (formerly Children’s Alley) provides an affordable Two Generation approach for drop-in, sliding fee scale child care and permanent child care (as of Fall 2020). 92% of parents stated that Children’s Alley helped them to be self-sufficient. 2) Latina Achievement Support helps high school Latinas build confidence and encourages students to graduate and pursue higher education. For the last three years, the LAS program participants have had a 100% graduation rate for seniors with 98% pursuing post-secondary education. 3) Reading to End Racism is an intergeneration program for K-8th graders to understand, discuss and work to eliminate discrimination and bullying. 98% of students reported that because of RER lessons, they will be respectful to all people. 4) STEM E3, a hands-on, real-world STEM program emphasizing education, employment and entrepreneurship for young women of color in 5th thru 8th grades.

Financials

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Operations

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

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YWCA Boulder County

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Deidre Farrell

Thrivent Financial

Term: 2021 - 2023

Angelique Espinoza

Political Consultant

Deidre Farrell

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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