Artist Profile: Robin Okun

The YWCA Cambridge is thrilled to welcome our November artist on display, Robin Okun.

Robin’s work is inspired by her work as a therapist. She challenges our perceptions of what is body beautiful. Her art celebrates women of all shapes and sizes with evocative colorful paintings that centerpiece the beauty, power and sensitivity of women. Robin wants to change the conversations we have about ourselves and our bodies; moving beyond judgment to self love, acceptance and empowerment.

Join us on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM to celebrate Robin Okun and her impactful and empowering art. If you cannot join us at the reception, stop by the YWCA Cambridge (Main Building) during our regular hours to delight in Robin’s celebration of femme diversity, power and beauty. Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm. We will be closed on November 11, 24, and 25.

Visit Robin's website to see some of her work and exciting news


We are excited to announce our 7 incredible 2016 honorees!

Please don't forget to save the date, October 13, 2016 and purchase tickets or sponsorships!

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Support Tribute 2016!

We're so excited for Tribute to Outstanding Women 2016!

Please share our Sponsorship information with your networks as we raise money for our important programs and services. We're On A Mission and we need your help!

Buy tickets and sponsor our event online by clicking here!

Tribute 2016! Save the Date!

Save the Date for Tribute to Outstanding Women 2016!

Girls Only Leadership Development: Informational Session

We're excited to invite you to an informational session about our Girls Only Leadership Development (GOLD) program! We will be giving out information to educators, parents, and any other interested folks regarding our 2016-2017 program.

Please RSVP at this link. Thank you!

Community Works Welcomes YWCA Cambridge

Community Works just featured us as a new member organization fighting for social justice. Read the whole piece here!

YWCA Cambridge is On a Mission!

YWCA Cambridge, and all YWCA associations, are On a Mission to empower women and eliminate racism.

Read more about this new awareness campaign, and contribute your own On a Mission story!

Video Footage of Stand Against Racism 2015

We invite our supporters to view the entirety of our Stand Against Racism event from April, now available on YouTube.

YWCA Cambridge Stands with #BlackLivesMatter

YWCA Cambridge Stands with #BlackLivesMatter Protesters and Honors those Black Lives Lost to Police Violence.

Cambridge Uncovered Episode Featuring YWCA Cambridge Board and Staff

CCTV recently featured us on an episode of "Cambridge Uncovered." Check out the video here, moderated by YWCA Cambridge staff member Anna Weick & featuring Board of Trustees members Andrea Spears Jackson and Beth Milkovits:

Cambridge Uncovered, Episode 3: "Women's Homelessness" from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

YWCA Cambridge wins The Most Advanced Financial Structure Award

Exciting News! This afternoon, our Executive Director Eva Martin Blythe, Financial/HR Manager Carol Lyons, and Board of Trustees Chair Renae Gray attended the J. Timothy Anderson Awards to Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation Ceremony where the YWCA Cambridge received the Most Advanced Financial Structure Award!

Councilor Simmons relaunches Girls Leadership Group

The YWCA Cambridge is partnering with City Councilor, E. Denise Simmons to re-launch the leadership group for eigth-grade girls that Councilor Simmons established during her tenure as mayor in 2008. The leadership group will train girls in navigating academic and professional environments, career paths, and leadership skills. The group has been covered by the Cambridge Chronicle and Cambridge Community TV and will kick off in October! Follow this link for applications.

Amazon Smile Donations

Now, AmazonSmile will make a donation to YWCA Cambridge when you shop there!