Women’s Empowerment Center

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The YWCA Women’s Empowerment Center seeks to empower and equip women to chart their own course toward personal, professional development and economic self-sufficiency. Programs are designed to help women of all ethnicities build self-confidence, develop job/life skills, and gain relevant work experience in a positive, nurturing environment that fosters personal and professional growth.

YWCA supports women’s empowerment and economic advancement, with a particular focus on the reality the way race impacts women’s economic opportunities. We serve the women in our region with enrichment classes and programs, such as civic engagement, entrepreneurship coaching, financial literacy, salary negotiation, self-care, wellness, and leadership development. Register Here! 

Workshop Topics & Descriptions

July 2019-September 2019

Tuesday, July 23 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Envision Your Value (P 1)

Part 1 of a 2 part series. Classes can be taken independently of each other. Writing will be a part of both sessions. Journals are provided but you are welcome to bring your favorite journal/pens from home.

Tuesday, July 30 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

 Do What You Want to Be (P 2)

Part 2 of a 2 part series. (Part 1 on 7/23)

Tuesday, August 6 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Financial Education : Online Fraud

Part of financial well-being is keeping your personal information safe and secure. Topics covered include: counterfeit money, checks, ID theft, and much more. Learn how social media might be putting you at risk, and how to avoid online scams.

Tuesday, August 13 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Mindfulness and Relaxation: Meditation

Learn to find your inner peace, quiet the noise, and come relax with us! This class will include some mediation. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Monday, August 19 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Spa Day: Nails

#SelfCare, Come get a Manicure! materials provided or bring your favorite nail polish from home.

Tuesday, August 27 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Healthy Eating and Nutrition (Includes cooking demo)

Nutritional basics, resources and tips with a cooking demo. Optional Blood glucose check & 15 minute exercise activity included!

Tuesday, September 3 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Lunch and Ice Breakers with YWCA Staff, FREE!

Join YWCA NCW staff for a FREE lunch social and fun “ice-breakers” to just let loose, make new friends, learn more about how to get involved in the Women’s Empowerment Center! Free and open to all, kiddos are welcome to attend with a parent!

Tuesday, September 10 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Financial Education : S.M.A.R.T. goals

An FUN introduction on how to make financial and personal goals that are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely).

Monday, September 16 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Spa Day: Sugar Scrub

All materials provided. Homemade sugar scrub demo. Take home your unique handmade sugar scrub and pamper yourself!

Tuesday, September 17 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Enjoyable eating that is healthy & delicious!

It is possible! Come learn about how to snack, not feel guilty and get in some nutrition too.

Tuesday, September 24 2019 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

Knitting/ Crochet

Materials provided. All levels of skill welcome to attend. This class will go over the basics. What kind of materials to use, and how to start a knit.


  1. Non-denominational Bible Study

Thursdays, 1:00 PM, Women’s Empowerment Center. Free and open to the public

  1. Women’s Only Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

Fridays, 5:00 PM , Women’s Empowerment Center. Free and open to the public


$10 per workshop (additional fees may apply if registering online or over the phone)

**Financial assistance is available by calling 509-662-3531**

Register Online Here


Call and register over the phone with Laura Cale at 662-3531 ext. 112