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YWCA Lancaster Announces new CEO

YWCA Lancaster Announces new CEO Lancaster, Pa. (September 17, 2019) – YWCA Lancaster is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacie Blake as its new CEO.  Ms. Blake began work at the agency in early September. Ms. Blake has over fifteen years of senior management experience at local, state and national levels in the social […]

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Congratulations to our Honorees

Dr. Tererai Trent

YWCA Lancaster Announces 2019 Women of Achievement Honorees Lancaster, Pa. (August 6, 2019) – YWCA Lancaster is excited to announce the six honorees for the Women of Achievement Awards. These deserving women have exemplified “women on a mission” — in their chosen fields and in our community. The six honorees are: Timbrel Adidala, Creator and […]

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YWCA Lancaster Welcomes Dr. Tererai Trent

Dr. Tererai Trent

Do you know a Woman on a Mission? YWCA Lancaster is Now Accepting Nominations for the 3rd Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon! Lancaster, Pa. (May 21, 2019) – Nominations are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon. YWCA Lancaster is excited to host this Luncheon which will honor six deserving women […]

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle and join us for Tea

The holiday season is here and like most, we’re busy running from one function to another or figuring out what gifts to give loved ones. In the midst of all the chaos, you’re invited to our building for a relaxing afternoon tea. This event takes place on Wednesday December 12, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Many people […]

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Special Thanks to Standard Process for their Generosity

Lancaster, Pa. (December 13, 2018) – Each year, the children in YWCA Lancaster Child Care center celebrate the season during the winter solstice, complete with light refreshments, cookies and gifts for the children. This year, the twelve Standard Process Pennsylvania Distribution Center employees stepped up and purchased $1,500 in donated gifts for the children. They […]

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Be our hero during the Extra Give

The hero Showcase: YWCA Lancaster’s ExtraGive Event YWCA Lancaster will host a unique, artistic event during this year’s ExtraGive. Over the past year, the organization has brought to life the hero campaign, a movement that focuses on giving names and faces to the heroes of the Lancaster community through storytelling. At this year’s ExtraGive, YWCA […]

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How YWCA TechGYRLS makes a difference

Got this information from State Rep Mike Sturla’s Facebook page: “Afterschool STEM Programs According to PSAYDN survey of more than 1,600 fifth grade students who participated in after school STEM programs, 79% improved in overall academic performance, 62% improved their behavior in the classroom, 91% had better attendance records, and 93% had satisfactory or above […]

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You Are Not Alone

As a part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, YWCA Lancaster is putting together a number of videos with the empowering message of “You‘re Not Alone.” Victim survivors of sexual abuse often feel alone and isolated. Sexual abuse is an epidemic; the viral response #MeToo highlights the prevalence of this crime and how many people have experienced […]

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Nevertheless, she persisted

International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, with events taking place around the globe. We were heartened to see both the celebration of women and the acknowledgement of issues they face in their everyday lives. But, at the same time, we know that it can’t be just about one day. We wonder how many […]

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