Helping People, Changing Lives

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Helping People, Changing Lives

Monday, February 17, 2020

Volunteer opportunities are open for adults interested in helping other adults improve basic academic skills at YWCA Tri-County Area’s Adult Education and Training Center, located in Pottstown and Norristown. YW’s Education and Training Center helps adult learners improve skills in math and reading and earn a high school diploma. Non-native English speakers improve their ability… Continue Reading Helping People, Changing Lives

YWCA World Council in South Africa

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Kelly Grosser of North Coventry Township, YWCA Tri-County Area’s director of Youth Empowerment Programs, was one of 35 delegates from the United States attending World YWCA’s 29th World Council in November 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Grosser was a non-voting delegate at the World Council, which occurs every four years as the largest gathering of… Continue Reading YWCA World Council in South Africa

Wishing You Well

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

YW3CA’s Early Education Center commits to daily routines and rituals in line with Conscious Discipline, a social emotional curriculum, one of these routines: Wishing Well. In the fall of 2018, we adopted a social-emotional (SEL) curriculum which supports peace, justice and dignity, important elements of our mission statement. Conscious Discipline helps teachers in achieving a… Continue Reading Wishing You Well

Watching Children Bloom!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Phyllice Jackson compares children to “buds on a tree, and I love to see them bloom.” Jackson, who prefers to be called PJ, is a volunteer with YWCA Tri-County Area’s Foster Grandparents Program.  Foster Grandparents Program encourages adult volunteers 55 and older to stay active by helping children and youth in their communities. Volunteers are… Continue Reading Watching Children Bloom!

Instilling a Love of Learning

Friday, January 17, 2020

Regina Hauserman, or Miss Jeana as the children in the classroom call her, is relatively new to the Foster Grandparent Program, and currently serves at YWCA Tri-County Area’s Early Education Center in Pottstown. “Because of different circumstances I’m unable to work. Luckily, the Foster Grandparent Program doesn’t mind people with canes, so I’m able to… Continue Reading Instilling a Love of Learning