The YWCA of Greater Portland offers a variety of trainings, workshops, and fundraising events that provide hundreds of individuals, organizations, and businesses the opportunity to engage in social change through participation and sponsorship. We offer regular workshops for individuals and businesses on social justice topics such as domestic violence and the workplace, anti-violence and sexual assault prevention, advocacy, allyship, diversity training, and more.

These events and fundraisers help us fulfill our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, and move us towards building a stronger community.

If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our community events or workshops, contact Alexis Packard, Development Director at (503) 294-7452 or

Understanding the Impact of Trauma (02/23)

This workshop will examine the range of trauma response, articulate the connection between oppression and trauma, and teach skills to support survivors of trauma and build sustainability for trauma work.


Communicating Across Cultural Differences (02/28)

Learn the range of intercultural communication styles (low/high context; linear/circular; direct/indirect/intuitive; formal/informal; detached/attached; task/relationship) that can impact perception and communication effectiveness.


Supporting Native Survivors (03/02)

An interactive class that will discuss Native American history in the United States, long term generational trauma and its effect on current Native American society.


Advocacy 101 (03/02)

This session will provide an understanding of what advocacy and lobbying are and how you can be an effective advocate for issues that you are most passionate about.


Exploring Values Differences (03/28)

We will examine the importance of understanding our own personal and work values and that may be the root cause of when things go sideways on teams and in interpersonal relationships.


Sexual Assault Dynamics (04/04)

This presentation will help participants understand the root causes of sexual violence, its prevalence, its impact on survivors, and the dynamics that make sexual violence a stigmatizing crime.