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

Self-Care in the Workplace (05/25)

The class will provide current self-care research, theories, and techniques to improve ways we manage stress to improve our skills as professionals and improve general quality of life.


Dynamics of Poverty (05/31)

This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability (such as race, gender and subjective social status).