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The Unfinished Fight for My Sisters

August 18, 2020 by Catherine Beane, Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy, YWCA I sit in the quiet of this morning, before the noise in my house begins, and I remember: 100 years ago today – August 18, 1920 – the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. A century of women’s rights launched […]

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YWCA Lancaster Announces new Development Director

Lancaster, Pa. (July 29, 2020) – YWCA Lancaster is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy O’Halloran as its new Development Director.  Ms. O’Halloran began work at the agency in mid-July. Ms. O’Halloran has over 29 years of business development experience, specifically, providing HVAC Services solutions to the industrial, institutional and commercial markets in Central […]

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Your Partners in Racial Justice: YWCA – 162 years (and counting!)

June 17, 2020 The United States is facing a reckoning moment when it comes to racial justice. But what does justice actually look like in practice? Is it equity? Equality? Is it allyship? Is it liberation? The work of justice takes many forms, and we’re proud to have lived out this mission for over one hundred and […]

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YWCA USA Organize Your Butterflies

This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a vibrant and thought provoking conversation between Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA and Peggy Nagae, Senior Consultant at White Men as Full Diversity Partners and the co-chair of the Diversity Task Force for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Topics discussed include: the profound legacy of the […]

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Race Against Racism

In early March we faced a decision brought on by the pandemic.  The scheduled 22nd annual  Race Against Racism was coming up and it was becoming clear that a gathering of 3000 individuals running a 5K through the city of Lancaster was not wise nor safe.  As we reviewed options, the question arose, “Should we […]

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YWCA has been here before (letter)

The 1918 flu pandemic was the most severe in recent history, causing an estimated 675,000 deaths in the U.S. In the spring of 1918, YWCA Lancaster had just opened the doors to its now-historic building. Six thousand women visited the first week — at a time when women couldn’t vote or control their own money, […]

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Day of Action – 2020

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Supporters are invited to participate on social media and share a photo wearing teal on the Day of Action on April 7th Harrisburg, PA –The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) commemorates the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April with their ‘I Ask’ campaign to highlight how […]

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Virtual Race Against Racism

YWCA Lancaster Race Against Racism Goes Virtual Lancaster, PA. (March 20, 2020) – YWCA Lancaster announced that the longest consecutive-running Race Against Racism in the United States will be held virtually this year to prioritize the health and safety of the runners, volunteers and staff following recommended guidelines from CDC health and government officials. “Our […]

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We All Count! Census 2020

Host: Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA Guest: Natalie Cone, State Advocacy and Civil Engagement Manager, YWCA USA Title: We All Count! Census 2020 Description: When the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census every ten years, it determines not only the number of people living in the United States. It also determines political representation and annual allocations of more […]

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YWomenVote 2020: A Conversation with America’s Women

Women want the nation’s leaders to listen and take action on issues that directly impact them. And we are urging leaders to pay attention – starting in New Hampshire. Women are powerful advocates on the issues that matter.  As leaders of their families and trusted advisers in their communities, YWCA is working to ensure that […]

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