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YW ACT is a community-driven leadership program, designed to give members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts on behalf of the YWCA. Members champion issues and legislative actions to assist the YWCA in achieving its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Southeast Multicultural Center (4610 SE Belmont St, Portland OR 97215).

Major components include:

YW ACT works in tandem with the YWCA’s coalition partners to collaborate and amplify the YWCA’s legislative priorities on the state and national level.

YW ACT takes an active role in engaging the community at large in a range of issues including: racial justice, women empowerment, immigrant and refugees, and LGBTQIA. This is achieved through partnerships with organizations, artists, faith communities, etc.

YW ACT is the hub for connecting, disseminating and supporting legislative and community outreach activities.

Have questions about how you can get involved? Email Allie Cohen ( or call (503) 294-7452 with any YW ACT related questions or feedback.

Thank you for your interest in YW ACT; we look forward to getting to know you!

Upcoming YW ACT Events

  • December Meeting

    Join us Thursday, December 14, 5:30pm-7:30pm
    4610 SE Belmont St, 97215.
    A representative from the Healthcare For All campaign will present and lead us in a direct action.