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Severe Weather Policy

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

EMERGENCY CLOSURE/SEVERE WEATHER PLANS Severe weather conditions may require a YW3CA closure. The notice will be sent via Tadpoles to Early Education Center parents/caregivers via text and email on the Emergency Contact Form. King Street, Pottstown EEC uses the Pottstown School District schedule as guide for schedule changes due to inclement weather. Church Street, Royersford… Continue Reading Severe Weather Policy

Pre-K Counts classrooms open December 3 in Royersford

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Pre-K Counts, a state-sponsored preschool program for children 3-5 years old, will open Monday, December 3, at the Royersford United Methodist Church, 380 Church St., Royersford. YWCA Tri-County Area will operate Pre-K Counts in Royersford; the organization has operated Pre-K Counts in Pottstown since 2010. Pre-K Counts is designed for pre-kindergarten children ages 3-5; eligible… Continue Reading Pre-K Counts classrooms open December 3 in Royersford

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YWCA Tri-County Area celebrates U.S.’ latest citizen

Monday, October 29, 2018

YWCA Tri-County Area celebrates U.S.’ latest citizen More than 18 months of studying and preparation for U.S. citizenship have paid off for Gertrudis Altavista Mieses de Lucas, a Pottstown resident and native of the Dominican Republic who moved to the United States six years ago. Gertrudis became a U.S. citizen in September after completing a… Continue Reading YWCA Tri-County Area celebrates U.S.’ latest citizen

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YW3CA serving for 110 years

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Thank you to all YW Staff, Volunteers, and Board Members.  Our collective work is being recognized and acknowledged!  Last night, over 110 YW Supporters gathered and celebrated our mission to eliminate racism, empower women & girls, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.  This is possible due to the efforts of our teachers… Continue Reading YW3CA serving for 110 years

YWCA Tri-County Area Teams with Pennsylvania CareerLink for Welcome Aboard Orientation in Pottstown

Monday, October 15, 2018

Orientation sessions for Pennsylvania CareerLink employment services will be available in Pottstown one Friday each month at YWCA Tri-County Area, 300 King Street, beginning Friday, September 28.   The Welcome Aboard sessions provide an overview of all available services through PA CareerLink, a one-stop workforce assistance organization. Attending the Welcome Aboard orientation is a required… Continue Reading YWCA Tri-County Area Teams with Pennsylvania CareerLink for Welcome Aboard Orientation in Pottstown

YWCA Tri-County Area Hosts National Voter Registration Day signup September 25

Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 Last year, millions of Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. This year, YWCA Tri-County Area invites all who are eligible to vote  the opportunity to register for the November 6 general election. On National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, September 25, a day of… Continue Reading YWCA Tri-County Area Hosts National Voter Registration Day signup September 25

110th Celebration

110 Years of the Pottstown YWCA

Thursday, October 11, 2018

by Jean Kowalski 1858 — YWCA, the United States’ first women’s organization, is formed as the “Ladies Christian Association” in New York. 1908 — Fifty women meet at the First Presbyterian Church to launch a Pottstown association of the Young Women’s Christian Association. Membership was $1. Its headquarters were at 16 S. Franklin St. 1909 — YW begins… Continue Reading 110 Years of the Pottstown YWCA

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “We are deeply disappointed in Congress’ failure to do their jobs and fund programs that support women, families, and our communities. “The impacts of this shutdown are broad and diverse, from the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) blatantly putting children’s health at risk, to… Continue Reading Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color