Charlotte in 1902 was a very, very different place.
No skyscrapers, no light rail, no Panthers, no greenways.
A small town with big dreams — and one organization that’s been here the whole way.
YWCA Central Carolinas has been serving Greater Charlotte for 117 years, and in that time they’ve seen first hand the exceptional change experienced here and around the country.
Through Great Depressions and World Wars, YWCA embraced those who needed it most as they worked to, “eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.”
For decades, they’ve been a helping hand to the hopeful and crucial ray of light for the hopeless. Offering an opportunity for a better life to those struggling the most.