Welcome to the YES Center’s Chester’s Women Change Makers website! This site features the amazing stories of women whose ongoing activism and efforts to create positive change are transforming Chester city. New stories will be added periodically, so visit us often!

To navigate this site, simply use the menubar to click on an individual’s name to read about, listen, and view her story of extraordinary work in the community.

Be sure to also check out the page “Black Women’s Activism” where we link the good work of our featured change makers to a broader history of black women making things happen in pursuit of social justice.

Chester’s community historian and founding director of the YES Center, Twyla Simpkins, aka Ms. T, is pleased to make available the stories of ten amazing women who work tirelessly to better the quality of life in our city.