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Black Artist Waystation

Lancaster, Pa. (February 11, 2021) – A historic first in Lancaster; a focus on Black artists in visual, performance, or spoken word.  The Black Artist Waystation will highlight the breath of creativity in our community with three Exemplars receiving $500 honorariums.  A full program of display will happen Juneteenth of 2021. When: February 15, 6-8pm, Black Artist […]

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YWCA Lancaster Welcomes Seven new Board Members

Lancaster, Pa. (January 21, 2021) – YWCA Lancaster welcomes seven new members to the Board of Directors with three-year terms. The mission of the agency is to eliminate racism and empower women. The elected members are an impressive group of women, selected among dozens of community business and civic leaders referred for the openings this […]

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President Biden Signs Executive Order on Racial Equity

YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.  On President Biden’s first day in office, he signed 17 Executive Orders and we were thrilled to see the critical issue of racial equity being addressed on day one. As an organization, the Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for […]

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New Choices Program Moves to YWCA Lancaster

Lancaster, Pa. (January 5, 2021) – YWCA Lancaster announces the return of New Choices, a program first launched 35 years ago as a collaborative effort between YWCA Lancaster, the Junior League of Lancaster and Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. Founded in 1985, New Choices has been successfully aiding individuals in transition and has assisted thousands of Lancaster individuals to plan and achieve their career, educational, and personal goals. This […]

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YWCA Lancaster Receives Unprecedented Gift

Lancaster, Pa. (December 15, 2020) – Today, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced donations to 384 organizations driving change around the world, and YWCA Lancaster was included with a gift in support of our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We are so grateful to Ms. Scott for her game changing philanthropy worldwide and for elevating […]

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Lancaster can lead the way on racial justice

The Mayor has taken up the question of the unfinished work of Thaddeus Stevens and reminds us, there is a role for everyone.  What are you doing within your sphere of influence? #whoweareLancaster Lancaster has a unique identity, perhaps best known as the home of our Plain communities and their distinctive culture and traditions. This […]

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YWCA Lancaster Embraces Thaddeus Stevens’ example

As we approach the end of 2020, Lancaster County is in the midst of three crises: a pandemic, employment disruption and a renewed demand for racial justice. As a county, we are dependent on scientists, public health employees and elected officials to address the pandemic, and it seems likely that once the pandemic is under […]

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YWCA Lancaster Launches new Center for Racial and Gender Equity

Lancaster, Pa. (October 6, 2020) – YWCA Lancaster announces the launch of the Center for Racial and Gender Equity (CRGE).  The Center will engage in education and advocacy to build community around the YWCA’s core mission to eliminate racism and empower women. The CRGE was conceived during the pandemic in the days following the public […]

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