YWCA of Richmond Strategic Plan

The YWCA  of Richmond is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Strategic Plan 2014-2017 Milestones

YWCA Richmond is proud to have achieved these significant milestones toward accomplishing our vision to create and advance opportunities for women, children and families in the Richmond region to live their best lives


Significant Milestones in Financial Vitality:

  • Developed new, sustainable early childhood education business model & pedagogy
  • Re-branded & launched The Sprout School –  doubled the number of children in preschool at YWCA within two years; Opened two pilot Sprout School classrooms at the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR)
  • Expanded Greater Richmond Regional Hotline in collaboration with other DVSA agencies
  • Created Prevention & Education Department that has reached hundreds of middle school, high school & college students with anti-violence programming

Significant Community Engagement Milestones:

  • Created successful OWA Leadership Breakfast Forum targeted to young professionals
  • Implemented legislative advocacy program for domestic & sexual violence policy
  • Expanded opportunities to empower women by launching Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice and Young Women’s Leadership Alliance
  • Reached milestone of 10,000 volunteer hours
  • Raised half million dollars to support Sprout School expansion downtown & at CMoR

Significant Community Partnership Milestones:

  • Conducted racial justice research project with University of Richmond & created task force to develop racial justice strategic initiatives
  • Engaged in community conversations relating to early childhood education & expansion of Sprout School – resulted in braided classrooms
  • Added health care navigation, employment navigation and court advocacy to range of regional initiatives
  • Created peer education group to increase peer-to-peer education outreach efforts
  • Participated in Regional Collaborative Strategic Planning to completed by end of FY17

We will update this page with our 2020 Strategic Plan in the coming months.