YWCA Greater Cleveland

Advocacy, Inclusion and Public Policy

YWCA Greater Cleveland is. . . . . Advocacy

On November 21, 1868 the YWCA Greater Cleveland opened its doors, advocating for housing, education, training and jobs for women or those migrating to the city looking for a better life. From being the founder of homes for the homeless, to building gymnasiums for girls, to speaking on behalf of everyone’s civil rights, YWCA Greater Cleveland has been a leader in not only justice, but an advocate for hope!

We are proud to announce 146 years later, 2014, we are stepping up the Advocacy arm of our organization, utilizing our networks to communicate to our readers and supporters about topics that we believe can change a nation:

• Early Childhood Education
Elimination of Poverty
Elimination of Youth Homelessness
• Health Equity
• Housing
Racial Equity
Women's Economic Empowerment
• Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

We have partnered with Nonprofit VOTE to increase the number of registered voters in our great community. We have met with legislators and ask them to provide us with information about those issues that affect our community. We will keep you abreast of these items. We will also research and inform you of the latest legislation that is being reviewed or passed that may affect how you live, work, and or play in the Greater Cleveland community.

We hope to engage you in dialog through our social media networks about these and other issues that may influence your ability to live a quality life.

Thank you for your continued support and for joining us in reading, expressing your opinions and moving the action forward as we ADVOCATE at YWCA Greater Cleveland.

Look for more to come...



Erica Merritt, Associate Director, Advocacy, Inlcusion and Public Policy
Phone: 216-881-6878 ext 233
Email: emerritt@ywcaofcleveland.org


We are on a mission to transform the community. Get involved!