Yuma Center is a proud partner of PALS (The Program for Academic and Leadership Skills) - a program that builds young women of character in our nations' Capital. Throughout the school year, Yuma hosts PALS every Saturday for their workshops, providing beautiful, accessible space for the women and girls of PALS to grow in friendship and personal formation. Yuma also provides PALS space for volunteer orientations prior to their 5-week summer program.
As the former home of Oakcrest School, the Yuma Center proudly continues the building's commitment to the growth and formation of strong women through its partnership with Oakcrest.
Yuma offers leadership and service opportunities to Oakcrest students. YumaPrep is Yuma's leadership program that brings girls from Oakcrest together with girls from other DMV-area schools, offering them monthly workshops led by DC professionals. In addition, Yuma offers Oakcrest students opportunity to participate in summer leadership programs like Washington Week, YumaServesDC, etc.
Girl Talk serves college women primarily through the Girl Talk Institute in which college Campus Ambassadors host monthly discussions for their peers to discuss personal reflections of body image, relationships, friendships, professional development, and personal growth.
Yuma Center provides leadership training and space for orientations and retreats to the college leaders of Girl Talk.
Bayridge is an independent student residence and cultural center located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay. The facility houses 60 undergraduate and graduate students, who attend a dozen different colleges and universities. Bayridge offers several service opportunities and a College Prep program during the summer for high school women.
Yuma includes Bayridge's summer offerings such as College Prep and Service in the City among the programs it makes available to high school girls.
American Initiatives for Social Development
Yuma Center joins American Initiatives in supporting projects around the world that aim to improve lives and foster sustainable development. Yuma contributes a percentage of the proceeds earned from its events for professional women to American Initiatives.