Mission: Ywca elgin is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Programs: Adult education and literacy communication skills are taught in english to 266 immigrant and refugee adults to help them function as productive community members in the united states. The curriculum integrates conversational skills, basic computer skills, civic participation and job readiness skills. Early childhood, school-readiness activities, academic enrichment, and community service opportunities are offered for children of the adults enrolled.
youth services: the school age child care (sacc) program provides safe nurturing high quality after school care to 107 children including care after morning kindergarten. Sacc services children k-6, providing a daily support system and early foundation with positive role models. The teen reachprogram serves 100 youth ages 11-17 annually. The program expands the choices and opportunities that enable youth to achieve positive growth, improve expectations for future success, and avoid and/or reduce risk-taking behavior.
womens leadership - womens leadership programs encompass a wide range of education and empowerment activities that help support and develop women as leaders in our community.