Alexis: Finding the Tools to Learn

In June of 2023, Alexis learned about a life-changing opportunity—the New Choices Career Development Program offered by YWCA Lancaster. Little did she know that this no-cost course would pave the way for a transformative journey.

From day one, Alexis approached the program with determination, attending every session and successfully completing the intensive three-week course, but her success didn’t stop there. In a recent post-course follow-up, she shared news of her newfound position as a manager at a local retail store and her plans to further her education in digital marketing.

What makes Alexis’s story truly inspiring is the collaborative effort of various organizations that rallied behind her aspirations. Thanks to the support from New Choices, funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and the Listrak In A Pinch fund, Alexis found herself on a path to success with zero out-of-pocket expenses for the program.

“I have always had the goal to return to school and receive my Marketing degree or certification and because of help from Deb and the YWCA, I have a brand new resumé, a new job, and can attend schooling for Digital Marketing with a brand-new laptop! Thank you, New Choices Lancaster, for your support throughout this journey in my life.”

If you’ve ever contemplated starting your educational journey but found yourself in need of the right tools and support, know that you’re not alone. The New Choices Career Development Program at YWCA Lancaster is ready to assist individuals just like you. If you or someone you know is ready to pursue their dreams but lack the tools to do so, reach out to the YWCA Lancaster’s New Choices Career Development Program. By sharing this information within your network, you might be instrumental in helping someone else turn their aspirations into reality!

Let’s spread the word, share the opportunities, and collectively empower more dreams to take flight. Our next session begins this Tuesday, March 5th, at YWCA Lancaster. For more information and to sign-up today, visit!


The In a Pinch Fund at the YWCA Lancaster has been made possible through a generous gift from Listrak, fulfilling a desire to give back to the communities where their employees live and work.

It is our desire that the fund will carry on its original vision, help women on their path to success, help combat racism, and write this region’s own success stories.