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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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Talking About the Root of Discrimination

Last month the internet was flooded with video footage of deputy Ben Fields slamming an African American student to the ground at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina. It began when the teacher could not get the student to put her phone away. When he couldn’t get her to follow instructions, the school’s resource […]

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YWCA Celebrates Lancaster’s Giving

Lancaster is an extraordinary community to be a part of. Made up of great restaurants and a strong sense of unity, Lancaster is also home to many committed non-profits. Supporting all of these great organizations can be an enormous task for the public. So the for the past four years, the Lancaster County Community Foundation […]

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Empowering Girls to Follow Their Techy Dreams

What happens when you get a group of teenage girls in a room to talk about science?  Sparks fly! YWCA Lancaster’s TechyGyrls program is going to be featured at the North Museum’s STEM Sisters Winter Meetup on February 8th.  Through hands-on activities that highlight STEM principles and careers, we’ll be getting the girls excited about […]

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