YWFC is gathering over twenty-seven years of workshop agendas, tools, manuals and materials and developing standardized curriculum and a training of trainers for all programs.

Throughout our history, we have been committed to using popular education towards developing the critical consciousness of members and staff in order to analyze the conditions that have shaped our experiences and therefore the changes needed to free us. We believe in the inherent brilliance and transferable skills developed to survive and navigate these conditions. YWFC brings additional skills and new ways of using that brilliance toward the lives we want and in service of wellness, happiness, economic sustainability, justice and liberation. 

Programming:

Curriculum Development:

Developing standardized curriculum and a training of trainers for all programs. 


Critical Consciousness Development:

Weekly critical consciousness sessions for core members with popular educator Michael James who has worked with the Center for over twenty years. Monthly sessions are offered for all staff as well. 


Freedom Academies:

Leadership development and skills building in advocacy, organizing, lobbying and public speaking for Sister Warriors, a coalition of formerly incarcerated and systems involved girls, women and TGNC people incubated and supported by YWFC. 


Staff Development:

YWFC is always evolving its leadership pipeline for staff, the great majority of whom are formerly incarcerated and systems impacted, particularly program staff.