Senator Montgomery and Assemblywoman Simon join Martha Kamber, President and CEO of the YWCA, members of the Board of Directors, staff and supporters at the YWCA of Brooklyn's 130th Anniversary Celebration

Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon pay tribute to the "Women's House of Brooklyn" on their 130th Anniversary Celebration.

For 130 years, the YWCA of Brooklyn has been a trailblazing organization dedicated to the empowerment of women. The organization has been in the forefront of every important social justice movement in the last century. As one of the largest providers of affordable housing for single women in New York State, its groundbreaking intergenerational model provides a safe and supportive environment for women to age in place. 

The YWCA of Brooklyn's commitment to leadership development continues today through its YW LEAD College Access Program where the next generation of leaders are mentored and receive education enrichment to help them succeed academically and professionally.

The YWCA of Brooklyn is a leading advocate for racial justice and gender equality in New York State, advancing policies in the areas of education reform, pay equity, domestic violence, criminal justice and access to comprehensive health care.

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To view Senator Montgomery's commemoration of the YWCA's Anniversary on the Senate floor, visit

To read the New York State Senate Legislative Resolution commemorating the YWCA of Brooklyn's 130th Anniversary, visit

To learn more about Senator Montgomery's work with the YWCA of Brooklyn, visit