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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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Women Supporting Women: Mobilizing Women in 2019 and Beyond

December 6, 2019 Episode #24 Subscribe to the Organize Your Butterflies Podcast: APPLE PODCASTS  |  GOOGLE PLAY  |  STITCHER  |  SPOTIFY | TUNEIN | RSS   In the latest episode of “Organize Your Butterflies,” YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo chats with Cecile Richards, a co-founder of Supermajority, a New York Times bestselling author for her  book Make Trouble, and the former President of […]

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Moms Equal Pay: Closing the Wage Gap

YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo was interviewed by USA TODAY about the wage gap, as the organization joined the National Women’s Law Center and other nonprofits in “commemorating” Moms Equal Pay Day on June 10—the date marking how far into the year that the average working mom has to work to earn what the average […]

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Hearing Fear, Not Acting On It: Discussing Conversations About Racism

This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a conversation with YWCA National Capital Area CEO Monica Gray. The discussion includes suggestions on how to best engage in difficult conversations about race and racism, the significance of lending helpful tools and language to make the conversation productive and civil, and learning to hear people’s fear rather […]

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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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