The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
The YWCA of Mankato proudly serves girls, women and New American Families in the Greater Mankato community.
New American Families
What others say about the YWCA Mankato
"I enrolled my daughter, Kahle, in Girls on the Run so she could be a part of a program that was both fun and active but at the same time would teach her how to set goals for herself. The program has taught her so much more than that, and as a result, she is a happier and more active version of herself." -Matt Downs, father of Kahle Downs (Girls on the Run participant)
"I believe the Ready to Learn program is a great way for children to get a jump start on their developmental skills at an early age. I feel as if I'm making a difference in their lives and they are in mine as well." -Ready to Learn volunteer
"The YWCA has been a part of my life for over 50 years. I believe that the organization helped me develop a desire to make a difference and work for a more caring and nurturing society. The YWCA gives the guidance needed to create leaders and support leadership. I am proud to be a part of Mankato's YWCA, and enjoy being involved in programming that is making a difference." -Maria Baxter-Nuamah, volunteer Board Member
"I love Girls on the Run because it makes me happy." -Girls on the Run participant
"The YWCA Women's Leadership program helps women organize their thoughts, use their voice, make a plan for life improvement which often includes their work-life and thus balance. As an employer there really is nothing more important than finding and retaining people with a great sense of balance and direction. We have found that employees who participate in the Leadership program bring back organized, developed and effective plans that lead to positive change!" -Sarah Richards, President/CEO of Jones Metal Products