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This #ExtraGive, YWCA is On A Mission. And we know YOU are too!

  This #ExtraGive, YWCA is On A Mission. And we know YOU are too! Lancaster is full of generous, engaged and talented people. So, during November 18th’s Extraordinary Give, we’re capturing YOUR #OnAMission Stories. We want to know what gets you up in the morning — what you’re passionate about. A Day Of Events Stop by Penn […]

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Open Letter to Lancaster on Racialized Police Violence

Open Letter PDF An Open Letter to Lancaster on Racialized Police Violence LANCASTER, PA (Tuesday, October 11, 2016) – We need to apologize to our community. YWCA Lancaster’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. It’s an awesome commission. But putting hands and feet to it can be incredibly overwhelming. How do we truly […]

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YWCA of Lancaster Included On New Historical Self-Guided Tour

On March 9, 1950 Bayard Rustin, leading strategist of the Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968 and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at YWCA Lancaster, delivering speeches for young people and adults on non-violent protest, social inclusiveness and the dangers of nuclear proliferation. Because of this historic moment, YWCA of Lancaster is the 21st […]

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Empowering Women

YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. When former President Jimmy Carter spoke out earlier this week on human rights, especially where they concern women, we found his words to be both bold and powerful. Several quotes stuck out to us that we would like to […]

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18th Annual Race Against Racism a Huge Success

YWCA Lancaster thanks the more than 3,000 participants who ran, walked and pushed strollers through the 5K Race Against Racism.  After a cold and damp week, the weather held off and sunshine broke through, creating perfect running conditions.  To view the results, click here: https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-18780

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Joining a team for the Race Against Racism? Sign up ends April 15th!

     Run, walk and have fun for a cause.   Join YWCA Lancaster for the 18th annual Race Against Racism.  Team registration ends April 15, 2016.  Individual registrations can occur up until race day.  For more information and to register, visit www.ywcalancaster.org/news-events/feeds/

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How to be an Ally

Growing up as an abled, cisgendered Latina/Hispanic, it took time for me to understand structural violence towards marginalized groups.  However, as an ally, I have been able to learn about the way normative notions in our culture affect our identity and the identity of those around us. Becoming an ally is the first step towards […]

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Options During Cold Weather

Due to the impending cold snap this weekend, the Women’s Winter Shelter run by the Lancaster County Council of Churches (LCCC) has arranged for several adjustments to be made to the regular hours of the shelter. Water Street has lifted the No Access ban for many of the shelter guests.  Water Street Mission informed all […]

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Emergency Women’s Shelter

The emergency women’s shelter offered by the Lancaster County Council of Churches and housed at the YWCA will be opening it’s doors early this evening starting at 7PM.  For the women that do not wish to utilize the services being offered at Water Street Rescue Missions, YWCA staff will remain at the building to allow […]

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YWCA Lancaster Honors Community Leaders at Annual Meeting

Lancaster, PA – YWCA Lancaster hosted its Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 5 to celebrate the inspirational work of our volunteers and community leaders who help to make the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empower women a reality here in Lancaster.   YWCA Lancaster was happy to honor Carol Rae Culliton as the Citizen […]

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