Why YWeb

Why It's Important

To create new opportunities to increase economic well-being for women and communities of color.

July 14, 2017

The Preparation

A group of interns from American Family Insurance sat down with instructors from YWeb to learn more about the program and how it has helped dozens of people jumpstart their careers. As students getting ready to enter the workforce, we asked Rasheid and Julia what YWeb does to prepare its students for success.
June 1, 2017

I knew I would face couple of challenges

While I was waiting for my permit, I could not work hence I had to sit at home. I was looking for opportunity to kill my time as I had no friends and family to be with. So, I started to look out for opportunities that could allow me to volunteer.
June 1, 2017

Knowledge or Experience

When I learned about the YWeb program I was hesitating to enroll because I thought that my educational background does not relate in any way to it.
June 1, 2017

His Words Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks

I began down the path to the Y-WEB two years ago. My  workload was overflowing, and I wasn’t seeing the growth from my position I had […]
May 25, 2017

What an Interesting Coincident

A day later I received an email from Julia the program coordinator that my application has been received and I shall be contacted for further interviews.
May 25, 2017

Greater Heights

I came to this program because I wanted something more for myself and my family. What I had was great but there was no progression, unless I went off and started my own business.
May 25, 2017

Being Part of a Team

For me, music and technology have been lifelong constants; I grew up listening to recordings of great musical masterworks even before playing an instrument.
May 25, 2017

Introverted Individuals

I found out about the YWCA through a friend who graduated from the previous cohort. So I decided to fill out the admission application and got selected and enrolled in cohort 5.
May 25, 2017


I think the most important thing Yweb has to offer is change. And through my experience at the Yweb, as well as looking at my fellow cohort around me, I have found that everyone got exactly that - a change.
May 25, 2017

Taking Knowledge

I came to YWeb looking to progress further in my path of entering the IT field. Before I came to YWeb I was taking knowledge from any where I could, Codecademy, Code School, the works.
May 24, 2017

The Inside Scoop

Did you know that Google uses over 1 million computers for is operation and handles over 1 billion search requests—per day? Or that HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple have one thing in common – aside from the obvious, they were all started in garages?
May 24, 2017

The Reason

The reason for me going back to the yweb every day and sticking it out, well there is a few reason why, but I’ll start with the most important one.
May 24, 2017

Experiencing YWeb

This program has given me all the tools and confidence I need to become a freelance web developer. In particular I will focus on assisting older adults in the community by creating websites to sell their craft items.
May 24, 2017

Good Luck

It was well-timed good luck. Only about six months ago a former co-worker of my husband and YWeb graduate from Cohort 1 brought the program to my attention, just as I was trying to maneuver going back to school for web development or graphic design.

What We're Seeing

Some of the numbers from previous Cohorts over the years.

  • 2015Cohort1

    36% Retention Rate
  • 2015Cohort2

    73% Retention Rate
  • 2016Cohort3

    81% Retention Rate
  • 2016Cohort4

    76% Retention Rate
  • 2017Cohort5

    91% Retention Rate
  • 2017Cohort6

    Begins September 12th