Lancaster, Pa. (June 23, 2021) YWCA Lancaster announces the selection of Adam Hosey to serve as the first Chief Equity Officer in the agency’s history. The role is key to supporting the growth of the Center for Racial and Gender Equity and the many requests for partnership, training and support received by YWCA Lancaster. Hosey’s responsibilities include leading a county-wide Racial Equity Profile in partnership with many local entities as well as oversight of the Center for Racial and Gender Equity.
Adam moved to Lancaster seven years ago by way of Philadelphia and Delaware County. Although there was some hesitancy at first, he says, “When I first moved here from Philadelphia, I saw the mission of YWCA Lancaster plastered on the side of its beautiful building and I knew everything would be ok. I look forward to working with an agency who takes their mission so seriously and is focused on lasting change. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.” In addition to his previous work at YWCA Lancaster, he taught in a variety of educational settings for ten years where he focused on liberatory pedagogy and empowering students, most recently at Harrisburg High School SciTech Campus.
“As we continue to grow in meeting the community needs for education, training, dialogue and support regarding equity, I know Adam will bring the deep knowledge, skills and commitment needed to continue to move our mission,” said Stacie Blake, CEO.
The Center for Racial and Gender Equity is a mission driven effort toward our goal of eliminating racism and empowering women. Home of the Racial Equity Institute, Black Artist Waystation, Dorothy Height Book Club, Reclaiming our Time and many other programs, the Center continues to grow and adapt to meet community needs with focus and best practice.
About YWCA Lancaster
YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to the elimination of racism, the empowerment of women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Since 1889 we have served children and adults in the community through a variety of programs. Current offerings include the Center for Racial and Gender Equity; Kepler Hall residence, home to fifty women, men and children; New Choices Career Development Program, a life-changing opportunity for Lancaster, York and Chester County’s individuals in transition to achieve economic self-sufficiency; YWonderful Kids providing child enrichment for ages six weeks to five years and before/after school care in a number of settings; Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center with a 24 hour hotline, prevention programs and no-cost professional counseling for survivors of sexual assault and their significant others and Parent Empowerment Program for families in need of positive parenting support.