Arise! Until Justice Just Is

On behalf of the nearly 4,000 people who are served by the YWCA West Central Michigan each year, we invite you to join us for our 2nd Annual Spring Luncheon, Arise! Until Justice Just Is.

The event will take place on Wednesday, April 19 at Frederik Meijer Gardens with keynote speaker Margaret Mitchell, CEO, YWCA USA.

Sponsorship opportunities are available: read more here. Get your tickets here.


Did you know that advancing justice within and outside our organization has been at the core of who we are for over 100 years? A few highlights of our distinguished history include:

  • Launching the Caroline W. Putnam school for girls at a time when girls and women were not educated in the school system.

  • Supporting unemployed women during the Great Depression in the ’30s

  • Leading the way with a more diverse leadership model with our very own trailblazer, Helen Claytor, who was our first African American board president and later president of YWCA USA

  • Championing women’s rights, fair housing, the environment, peace and civil rights in the ’60s

  • Launching the first free-standing Nurse Examiner Program in Michigan

Justice is in our DNA. We are an institution committed to eliminating racism and empowering women. We are changemakers.

Our mission has never been more relevant, and by joining us at this event, you too are a changemaker.

Special thanks to our sponsors: