Welcome to the website of the YWCA World Service Council (WSC), the philanthropic arm of the YWCA USA that focuses on fund raising for the World YWCA and its 122 country affiliates. The WSC invites you to explore this website and learn about the work and priorities of the YWCA worldwide in its advocacy for justice, peace, health, human rights, gender equality, and a sustainable environment.


94th Annual Meeting – WSC Celebrates with Special Guests from China

November 3, 2014

“What a great way to celebrate our 94 years of service to YWCA women around the world!”  Such were some of the words from the 60 members and friends attending the Annual Meeting of the World Service Council in New York on October 23rd as they welcomed two special leaders from China, Jin Wei and …..

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Remembering Elizabeth Palmer

October 14, 2014

A true visionary leader of the YWCA movement Ms. Elizabeth Palmer, a resident of Pilgrim Place, California, passed away October 4, 2014 at the age of 101. Ms. Palmer was a trailblazer and an exceptional leader who dedicated her whole life to the YWCA mission. Her vision and leadership resulted in the World YWCA becoming …..

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YWCA International Building Fund is Celebrating 50 Years in 2014!

August 12, 2014

YWCA members and friends have helped YWCAs in other countries with upgrading and building of program centers and facilities for 50 years. Read the following article by Tracy Yellen, WSC member and Chair of the IBF: YWCA INTERNATIONAL BUILDING FUND CELEBRATES 50 YEARS Each year, members of the International Building Fund (IBF) Committee of the …..

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