Who We Are
We are proud of the women and families we serve and our over 100-year history of success in our community. We look forward to the ability to help even more women and their families as well as remain on the forefront of social change. We are committed to listening, learning and leading to bring real change to the fight for racial and gender equity. As we embark on the next step of our journey together as YWCA Lancaster, we hope you will join us in the fight for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
“We have produced the first ever racial equity profile of this county. This will quantify the gaps in racial equity and the lost GDP because of these gaps. Another thing we are going to continue to do is what we’ve done the last couple of years. Listen, learn, and lead on these issues.”
-Stacie Blake, CEO
Race Against Racism Resources
The Race Against Racism is almost here! Grab your friends and get ready. These resources are everything you need to get started!
What We Do
YWCA Lancaster has been working alongside you since 1889 to eliminate racism, empower women, and create a just future for Lancaster County. We believe in our collective power towards the elimination of racism, wherever it exists, by any means necessary.
Systemic racism and sexism are deeply ingrained into the fabric of our society. From our schools, to real estate, to voting rights, we all have a role to play in dismantling these systems. Our work is not a zero-sum game. Everyone will benefit from eliminating racism and empowering women. As Ella Baker said, “Give light and people will find a way.” Joining the Race Against Racism will help us bring light to the community.
What is the Race Against Racism?
YWCA Lancaster’s Race Against Racism is the longest consecutively run Race Against Racism in the nation! On this special day, we gather as a community, make our voices hear, and work to create change. All proceeds for the Race Against Racism will beneﬁt the YWCA Lancaster’s Center for Racial and Gender Equity.
On average, someone must see/hear something multiple times before they act upon it, so we need to spread the word of YWCA Lancaster’s Race Against Racism to as many people as possible. Because this is an agency wide effort, we must use all available communications methods we have. That’s where you come in.
How you can help
We’d love for you to be active participants in the communications of YWCA Lancaster’s Race Against Racism! Below you’ll find everything you should need to schedule and/or post on your social media accounts prior to the Race Against Racism.