New Choices Career Development Program

New Choices Career Development Program is a life-changing opportunity for Lancaster, York and Chester County’s individuals in transition to achieve economic self-sufficiency through personal development, career guidance, and job training.

Make the choice to change your career!

Bank on Your Success

Join us for our Bank on Your Success program facilitated by Truist. These interactive sessions will show you how to choose a bank account, and assemble a budget that will serve your goals for years to come.

We’ll also provide valuable take-away resources to help you and your family.


Bank on Your Success

Bank on Your Success is offered in person,
January 11th at 1pm
January 25th at 5:30pm

Topics Covered:

– Key elements of banking and budgeting
– Managing your money more effectively
– Establishing and maintaining credit
– Preparing for long-term financial freedom

Budgeting and Saving

Budgeting and Saving is offered in person,

February 8th at 1pm

February 22nd at 5:30pm

Topics Covered:

– Tracking your expenses
– Determining your disposable income
– Creating short-term and long-term financial goals
– Banking basics


Build and Repair Credit

Build and Repair Credit is offered in person,

March 15th at 1pm

March 29th at 5:30pm

Topics Covered:

– What’s a credit score
– Credit report sample
– Ways to establish and reestablish credit
– Tips for using credit responsibly

Budgeting During a Crisis

Budgeting During a Crisis is offered in person,

April 13th at 1pm

April 26th at 5:30pm

Topics Covered:

-Creating a crisis budget
-Cost cutting
-Creative income creation

How it works


The New Choices Career Development Program benefits individuals in transition by giving them skills and resources in job seeking, interviewing, and résumé writing.


After completing the course, students are eligible for scholarship funds to pursue short-term education. Students also receive continued guidance from the dedicated New Choices staff long after graduation.


More than 80% of 2021 New Choices graduates were placed in employment, training, or continuing education programs!

New Choices is here for you

The New Choices Career Development Program is open to <strong>any PA resident,  and is specifically geared towards individuals in transition over the age of 18. New Choices is funded through the Pennsylvania Women Work office of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.


Founded in 1985 through a collaborative effort by the YWCA Lancaster, the Junior League of Lancaster, and the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, New Choices has been successfully aiding individuals in transition for over 30 years and has assisted thousands of women to find economic and emotional independence.

What you'll learn

Research and Employment

Find employment through non-traditional means and networking, as well as acquire skills to conduct unconventional job searches and tap into community resources available to help.

Participants also discover their life’s calling through skill and interest assessments.

Life Skills

In addition to job skills, New Choices participants gain soft-skills to set goals, solve problems, resolve conflict, manage stress, set boundaries, communicate effectively and prioritize needs.

Continuing Education

We're here to help you become what you wanted to be when you grew up! With New Choices you can find out about ways to pursue short-term (certificate or degree) educational programs. Students who successfully complete the New Choices program will qualify for scholarships.

Meet Enisha:

Enisha Sealey shares her experience as a New Choices student and Lancaster CTC Culinary student!

Ready to get started?

We’re here to help you turn “I can’t” into “I did”!

We're proud to partner with these local organizations

Our Advisory Board


Molly Henderson
Educator, Public Health Director
Lancaster County Commissioner (Retired)

Tom Kifilo
Rohrer’s Incorporated

Anne Kinderwater Carroll
Millersville University

Monica Rakoczy
Entertraining Solutions, LLC

Nicole Snavely
Associate Wealth Coach

Gerard “Jerry” Glenn
Armstrong + Chairman of SCORE (retired)

Gary Leauby
Former RR Donnelley (retired)

Deb St. Onge
Program Director
New Choices Career Development Program

Thank you to our supporting partners


To empower individuals in transition to participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational, and personal goals. This program provides an environment that preserves dignity and supports personal choice.