Entries by YWFC

Self-Determination Coordinator – Oakland


Position Description: Young Women’s Freedom Center is seeking to fill 3 full-time Self-Determination Coordinator positions for our Oakland Site. The Self-Determination Coordinator role is grounded in YWFC’s approach to personal and structural transformation and is guided by the organization's guiding principles of Sisterhood/ Siblinghood, Self-Sufficiency, Spirituality, and Social Justice. The Self-Determination Coordinator works to ensure that...

Operations Manager


Ideal Candidate: To be successful in this role, the candidate be able to take direction well, execute tasks and manage projects efficiently and independently, and with exceptional attention to detail. The ideal candidate would be a team-player, have the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment, and possess the skill-set necessary to juggle competing priorities...

Emergency Housing Done Differently and Better


Young Women’s Freedom Center report shows that safe and supportive housing can make a meaningful impact. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 4, 2021 Media contacts:  Thabile Makue, thabile@youngwomenfree.org, 510-980-1446 San Francisco, CA -- On October 4, 2021, Young Women’s Freedom Center (YWFC) will release a new report reflecting on their COVID-19 Emergency Housing Program. The paper looks at the challenges...

$1M to End the Incarceration of Girls in the Bay Area


Young Women’s Freedom Center (YWFC) is a finalist in the Google.org Impact Challenge and stands to win a million-dollar grant to end the incarceration of young women and girls, and gender-expansive youth in the Bay Area. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 2, 2021 Media contacts: Victoria Gomez, tori@youngwomenfree.org, (213)257-4621 Thabile Makue, thabile@youngwomenfree.org, 510-980-1446 San Francisco, CA -- Young Women’s Freedom Center...

Commemorating Juneteenth 2021


Happy Juneteenth YWFC Fam! Here at YWFC, we celebrate the holidays that have meaning to our people!  Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day for African American folks, and it began in Texas. Black Texans were not notified of their freedom until June 19th, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Juneteenth...

Participatory Defense Coordinator


The Participatory Defense Coordinator will oversee Statewide Participatory Defense Hubs in Alameda County, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Additionally, the Participatory Defense Coordinator will lead YWFC’s San Francisco PD work including outreach and the organization and oversight of weekly meetings. This position will work under the direction of the Director Local Initiatives and in...

Policy Engagement Coordinator


For over 27 years, YWFC has engaged with over 40,000 cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys and, gender-expansive youth, and invested in the leadership and power of youth of color who have been disproportionately affected by various systems in San Francisco and the Bay area. YWFC engagement supports a movement...

New Report Highlights How Young People are Impacted by Criminalization, Incarceration, and Surveillance in San Francisco


Young Women’s Freedom Center report centers expertise of system-impacted young people to transform youth justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 2, 2020 Media contacts: Layla Crater, layla@change-llc.com, 310-804-3107 San Francisco, CA — Young Women’s Freedom Center (YWFC) announced today the release of a new report that highlights how system-impacted youth navigate criminalization, incarceration, and surveillance as children growing up in...

My Story


In telling my story, I always start with my grandmother's migration to the states. She is my namesake and she was born at the end of a Mexican Revolution in Oaxaca in a small town of Cacahuatepec. She was an indigenous woman whose motherland was stolen by Spanish conquerors. At the age of nine,...