Economic Empowerment/CREED

Economic Empowerment/CREED

The purpose of YWCA’s Economic Empowerment efforts is to help women who are struggling financially attain a job and economic stability within a 3-5 year period.

CREED (formerly known as WESP) takes a holistic approach to help women pursue non-traditional careers, careers in high-growth industries, and entrepreneurship opportunities.

YWCA also offers the award-winning Successful Pathways™, a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship, that provides an accelerated opportunity to obtain a CDA® (Child Development Associate) credential for aspiring childcare professionals.

CREED is a promise we make to our clients to provide the resources they need to change their lives:

Career Readiness

  • WorkREADI
  • 360° Workforce Development
  • 1:1 Coaching and Support

Economic Empowerment

  • Financial Literacy
  • Banking
  • Credit Building, Rebuilding, Education
  • Saving and Investment


  • Equity & Racial Justice Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development and Coaching


Individuals interested in joining the Economic Empowerment Program or needing additional information, please contact:

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