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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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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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Tea Party: Spring Garden

You’re  invited to tea on Wednesday, May 16, at our home on 110 North Lime Street in downtown Lancaster. Enjoy an elegant, traditional tea, then tour our historic home, which has has housed YWCA Lancaster since 1918. This architecturally significant building was designed by C. Emlen Urban, a noted Lancaster-area architect. We’ll also tell you a bit […]

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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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