Women and people of color who participate in our training programs gain tangible job skills and access to employment fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented.
As we look at the impact of sexism and racism, women, and particularly women of color, experience adverse economic impacts. By focusing on empowering women economically, the YWCA Madison hopes to improve the economic wealth of individual families and our community.
Women’s economic empowerment speaks to a woman’s ability to make strategic choices, improve her economic situation, and alter existing power structures that create barriers to economic justice. Economic empowerment is more than simply having a job. Our goal is to create economic justice that equals equity and fairness.
The YWCA Madison achieves these goals by providing employment and training programs and safe transportation solutions. Follow the links below to learn more about these programs.
The YWCA Madison's job training programs work with people who want to
find, change, or maintain their careers so they can support their
families and be part of our community's economic mainstream. To achieve
these goals we offer a wide spectrum of programming, including:
We offer our job training training programs at the YWCA Empowerment Center. If you are interested in one of the job training programs listed above, please complete an application or contact YWCA Empowerment Center staff at 608-257-1436, option 2.
- Construct-U, a training program that prepares people for careers in the skilled trades and road construction industry.
- Driver's License Recovery,
which assists individuals in achieving economic prosperity and security
by addressing the growing issue of the loss of a driver’s license.
- Driving Customer Service, a training program that prepares people for careers in customer service and transportation.
- YWeb Career Academy, a training program that prepares people for careers in the technology industry.
- YW Transit and Job Ride,
which provides safe transportation for individuals getting to/from
work; contracted community rides, and safe night-time rides.