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YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.



Every individual within the community should be embraced and valued. The YWCA upholds a firm stance against any form of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


In order for each member of the community to grow and thrive, they need the access to basic tools to do so. Here at YWCA, we hope to continue to offer these programs and tools so that our community can flourish.


The needs of women, girls, and marginalized communities should be advocated for so that peace, justice, freedom and dignity is obtainable for all.



We strive to assist all members of our community in securing safe and secure housing, irrespective of race, gender, or sexual orientation.


  • YWCA Racial Justice Challenge
    YWCA Racial Justice Challenge
    Mon, Apr 01
    YWCA Racial Justice Challenge
    Apr 01, 2024, 12:00 AM – Apr 30, 2024, 11:50 PM
    The YWCA Racial Justice Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.
  • Swim Lesson Registration
    Swim Lesson Registration
    Mon, Apr 08
    Swim Lesson Registration
    Apr 08, 2024, 7:00 AM – Apr 14, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Clinton, 317 7th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732, USA
    It's time to register for this session's swim lessons. Lessons will begin April 15, 2024 and end May 25, 2024. For additional questions, email or call 563-242-2110 x 303.
  • Lifeguard Classes
    Lifeguard Classes
    Mon, Apr 08
    Lifeguard Classes
    Apr 08, 2024, 5:30 PM – Apr 14, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Clinton, 317 7th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732, USA
    You can become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard! If interested, contact Ben Evers at 563-242-2110 x 303 or email
  • 50+ Culinary Herb Program w Deb Monroe
    50+ Culinary Herb Program w Deb Monroe
    Fri, Apr 26
    50+ Culinary Herb Program w Deb Monroe
    Apr 26, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
    Clinton, 317 7th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732, USA
    Master Gardener, Deb Monroe, will discuss all of the ins and outs of planting culinary herbs and share recipes for using fresh herbs to elevate your summer cuisine. Join us and take home your own herb vinegar. Please register at the YWCA front desk. Questions? Call 563-242-2110 x 305.
  • Coldest Night of the Year
    Coldest Night of the Year
    Sat, Feb 22
    Location is TBD
    Coldest Night of the Year
    Feb 22, 2025, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 22, 2025 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.
  • Woman of Achievement Banquet
    Woman of Achievement Banquet
    Thu, Mar 27
    Location is TBD
    Woman of Achievement Banquet
    Mar 27, 2025, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    We know that in order to inspire leadership in young girls, we must give a platform to women leaders. That is why each year, YWCA Clinton hosts the Woman of Achievement Event to honor all the outstanding women and girls that make up our community.

Upcoming Events


We are proud to offer these programs as a way to help our community continue to grow.

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Fitness Programs

From boosting your mood, combating chronic disease, increasing your energy level and improving your brain function, exercise can improve your life! Start reaping the rewards of exercise today and join us in one of our many great fitness classes! The YWCA offers a variety of fitness classes that are FREE with membership.


Aquatic Programs

YWCA Clinton also offers an indoor pool available to our community. Swimming lessons, open swim, lap swim, and aquatic fitness classes are all offered at various times throughout the day at the YWCA Downtown Pool. See pool schedule(s) below for times and availability.

Elementary Classroom

Children's Center

We believe all children have a right to receive quality preschool and childcare in a safe and nurturing environment.

At the YWCA Children’s Center, we are committed to the social, physical, mental and emotional development of each child.

Learn more Childcare and Youth Programs by clicking below

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Empowerment Center

Our Empowerment Center works hard to serve our community by providing housing support, financial assistance, and case management services to those in need.

Clinton Half Marathon

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Located in scenic Clinton, Iowa, runners can choose a race distance of 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon. The race starts along 5th Avenue South in Historic Downtown Clinton, quickly traversing Riverview Drive, paralleling the mighty Mississippi, with challenging hill climbs leading to Eagle Point Park’s majestic overlook of the widest part of the Mississippi River!  This is one of the most exciting racing experiences of the season!

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CPR Training
YWCA Children Center Thanks Variety, The Children's Charity For Their New Van
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