Capital Campaign

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Growing Our Future

The YWCA has been a champion for women and their families in High Point, changing lives for the better, for 96 years. The organization has provided opportunities for women and girls to enable them to develop leadership skills and become strong, contributing members of our communities, and in turn, create a more equitable world and future for us all.

In its earlier days, the YWCA of High Point held the first interracial conference in the Southern states, operated integrated public cafeterias during the civil rights movement and assisted women in finding safe employment during the 1920s. Over the life of the organization, the YWCA has offered numerous programs, all specifically designed to respond to the needs of the community during those times.

Today, the YWCA is at another exciting turning point in its history of serving the people of High Point as we have raised $2 million for Phase 1 & Phase 2 of the Growing our Future Campaign, and construction is well underway. The YWCA is now focusing on the Phase 3 goal of $1 million, which will help us continue the updates and renovations of our building to better accommodate the needs of our members, provide adequate space for our programs and allow for future growth.

Serving the Women, Children and Families of High Point

The YWCA of High Point provides a safety net to women and children, unlike any other organization in High Point. It focuses on meeting the needs of families and maintaining strong connections with other organizations in the community, referring clients in need of those services and avoiding duplication of program efforts.

The seven core program areas for the YWCA are:

  • Aquatics and Wellness

  • Adolescent Parenting

  • Latino Family Center

  • Social Justice

  • Studio Art

  • Women’s Resource Center

  • Youth Services

Phase 1

On December 21, 2013, the YWCA began Phase 1 renovations on its aquatics facility. We closed the facility during the three and half month renovation and reopened on April 7, 2014. The initial cost was estimated at $175,000, but due to extra work that the Building Task Force and the YWCA board identified and decided to address, the project ended up costing $230,000.

The Aquatics facility project included the following:

  • Replaced all the original 1959 galvanized steel piping with PVC in the pump room

  • Installed lighting in the pump room, as the existing lighting was not working

  • Removed the original 1959 filter tanks

  • Installed a new plaster floor and walls to the pool, as well as new tile on the pool floor

  • Installed a new boiler system to heat the pool to maintain the 84º – 87º pool temperature to meet the recommendations of the Arthritis Foundation

  • Re-grouted the pool deck and tile walls of the pool room

  • Installed a new pool lift as a secondary entry to meet ADA standards

  • Installed new lighting in the pool room

  • Repainted the pool room

The YWCA celebrated the pool renovation and reopening by “Making a Splash into the Future,” where community leaders jumped into the pool united! With the renovations, new members have joined and are now able to benefit from water therapy, exercise and recreation. Additionally, we are able to partner with a number of groups to serve more individuals, including Special Olympics. Two stories of our future are attached.

YWCA completed the remainder of Phase 1 renovations in November 2015. The total cost was $1.5 million and included:

  • Sitework - including the parking lot located on Westwood Avenue and demolition of the driveway off Gatewood

  • New facility entrance and 4,900 square foot entrance

  • Elevator tower

  • ADA accessibility

  • Security

Phase 2

On June 24, we submitted the construction documents to the city to begin Phase 2, on which construction will begin February 2017. It should take five months. Phase 2 is a $950,000.00 million project to update and renovate the building and program areas to better accommodate the needs of members, provide adequate space for programs and allow for future growth. This portion of the renovation will include:

  • Renovations for a new fitness center in the area above and adjacent to the existing pool

  • Creation of a new teaching kitchen

  • Renovation of the Women’s Resource Center and Baby Basics Closet

  • Removal of 1 internal existing stair and structural infill to provide the kiln room and storage room at the lower level and an ADA compliant toilet for women at the upper level

  • Creation of a storage room for the large meeting room upstairs

  • New railings and refurbishment of the existing internal stair closest to the pool

  • Converting current upstairs women’s restroom to a large storage room

  • New pool dehumidfication system

  • Outdoor Sports Shelter

Future Phases

Future phases we’ll continue with updates of the outdated floor plan of the 1959 facility to meet the needs of current programming and allow for growth. Estimated cost is $1 million. We are currently raising the funds for this phase. Work will include:

  • Renovation of the men and women’s locker rooms

  • Addition of a family locker room

  • Renovation of the all-purpose meeting room, multipurpose room and career closet

  • Renovation of youth rooms on the lower level

For more details about being a part of our Growing Our Future Campaign please contact Heidi Majors, Executive Director at 336-882-4126.


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The only agency of its kind in Guilford County, YWCA’s Latino Family Center focuses
exclusively on reaching out and supporting the Latino community.





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High Point's YWCA
336-882-4126  
112 Gatewood Ave. High Point, NC 27262
fax 336-882-7980