YWCA has been leading the fight for social and economic justice in Southern Arizona since 1917.


Today YWCA membership is open to all people, and it has not been a religious organization for more than fifty years. YWCA’s Frances McClelland Community Center at 525 N. Bonita Avenue was built in 2007 and has become an important venue for community, educational and business groups throughout the community.  Our mission is Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for All.


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Our two campuses are generally open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The buildings are sometimes closed for holidays and special events. Please find a list of close dates here.


Frances McClelland Community Center
YWCA Main Campus

525 N. Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745

Home of these YWCA programs and more:

  • Women’s Business Center
  • Women’s Center for Economic Opportunity
  • Your Sister’s Closet
  • Project Period
  • Latina Leadership Institute
  • Women’s Counseling Network
  • Galleria Art & Gifts
  • Corazón Café & Catering
House of Neighborly Service
YWCA South Tucson Campus

243 W. 33rd Street
Tucson, AZ 85713

Home of these YWCA and more:

  • Las Comadritas


Board of Directors


Sonia Valencia Economou - President of the Board
Senior Manager of Assay Development
HTG Molecular Diagnostics
Josefina Ahumada - Vice President
Director of Field Education
ASU School of Social Work
Esther Brilliant - Secretary
Pima County Public Defender
Miles Green - Treasurer
Executive Director
Patronato San Xavier


Laura Alexander -
Partner & Consultant
Alexander-Carrillo Consulting
Andrea Carmichael - On Leave of Absence
Development Manager
Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
Rosey Koberlein -
Long Companies
Patricia Navarrette Mars -
Venus by Mars
Kathy Porterfield -
KPMG LLP Partner—Retired
Jenny Rothschild -
Attorney, Prosecutor
City of Tucson


Women’s Business Center (WBC)

Francisca Villegas-Braker -
Women’s Business Center
520-884-7810, ext. 7111
Alexa Rodriguez -
Executive Assistant
Women's Business Center
520-884-7810 ext 7117
Claudia Leon -
Program Manager
Women's Business Center
520-884-7810 Ext 7102
Narda Flores -
Case Manager/Administrative Assistant
Women's Business Center
Graham Smith -
Executive Chef and Program Director
Córazon Café & Catering
520-884-7810, ext. 7125
Anna Warr -
Chef of Culinary Development
Córazon Café & Catering
520-884-7810, ext. 7116
La Monte Willis -
Cafe Cook
Córazon Café & Catering
520-884-7810, ext 7116
Maria (Mikki) Ortiz -
Senior Program Assistant
Las Comadritas
520-884-7810, ext. 720
Timoteio (Timo) Padilla -
Site Coordinator
House of Neighborly Service
520-884-7810, ext. 7301

Women’s Leadership and Wellness Center (WLWC)

Liane Hernandez -
Community Outreach & Education Director
Imelda Esquer -
Program Manager


Maricruz Kissinger-Pablovich -
Senior Accountant and Finance Manager
520-884-7810, ext. 7102
Meredith Beed -
Donor Communication Coordinator
520-884-7810, ext. 7113
Estela Nuño de Paredes -
Maintenance Porter

Chief Executive Officer

Magdalena Verdugo - Beginning January 2, 2020