Community Resources During COVID-19

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Community Resources During COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented enormous hardships for millions of individuals across the country and the world. For all of us, this is a time of tremendous uncertainty and it will require everyone to come together to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities. And, we are already planning ahead so we can adapt… Continue Reading Community Resources During COVID-19

Mental Health Matters!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Over 100 years ago, YWCAs across the country operated as first responders during the Spanish influenza pandemic. Today, we have been called upon to do the same during the global coronavirus pandemic. We are, and always have been, on the front lines. During these difficult times, stress and anxiety are at an all-time high for… Continue Reading Mental Health Matters!

Movin’ & Groovin’ at Home!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Is staying at home making you feel more than a little antsy? Are the kids bouncing off the walls? Do you want a fun way to get up and move around a little? YWCA Tri-County Area has an antidote for cabin fever: virtual YW CHAMPS fitness sessions, in your living room, each Tuesday and Thursday… Continue Reading Movin’ & Groovin’ at Home!

YW3CA Current COVID-19 Update

Friday, March 20, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, Gov. Tom Wolf issued an order that requires the closure of all public and private Montgomery County schools including their transportation systems beginning Friday, March 13, through April 30. As a provider of state-funded early childhood education and adult education centers, YWCA Tri-County Area has closed our early education and adult… Continue Reading YW3CA Current COVID-19 Update

Enrollment Open: Call Today!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted our classes, we are still have open enrollment for interested students! Enrollment is open for the next 12-week session of Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education (High School Diploma) classes at YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA). The session begins Monday, April 13. The classes are free to Pennsylvania residents 17 and… Continue Reading Enrollment Open: Call Today!

Tribute to Exceptional Girls

Friday, March 13, 2020

Do you know exceptional girls making a difference in their school and in their community?? Nominate her today for YWCA Tri-County Area’s 5th Annual Tribute to Exceptional Girls awards brunch. Nominees and award winners will be honored on Saturday, May 16 at the Hill School Center for the Arts in Pottstown. Modeled after YWCA’s long-running… Continue Reading Tribute to Exceptional Girls

Supporting Youth Empowerment

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Educational, enrichment, leadership, and mentoring opportunities for youth in the Pottstown area will expand through a five-year commitment of support to YWCA Tri-County Area from the Home for Orphans Foundation of Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania. The Home for Orphans Foundation has pledged $50,000 over five years to YW’s Youth Empowerment Programs, which provide enrichment and… Continue Reading Supporting Youth Empowerment

Tribute to Exceptional Women Celebration!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Tri-County community nominates 36 women for YW3CA’s 25th Annual Tribute to Exceptional Women! Community members have nominated 36 women to receive awards at the 25th annual Tribute to Exceptional Women, sponsored by YWCA Tri-County Area. Tribute to Exceptional Women recognizes women for their ability to lead by example, embrace community responsibility, and demonstrate exceptional leadership… Continue Reading Tribute to Exceptional Women Celebration!

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

Tickets On Sale Now!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Only two more weeks left of the early bird discount ticket sale for the 25th Annual Tribute to Exceptional Women! Tribute to Exceptional Women recognizes women for their ability to lead by example, embrace community responsibility, and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their careers and in their communities. This tradition of honoring exceptional women will be… Continue Reading Tickets On Sale Now!

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

Gun Violence Awareness Event

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

YWCA Tri-County Area’s June 2 Gun Violence Awareness Rally receives grant from On The Table, Philadelphia Foundation YWCA Tri-County Area is one of 50 Delaware Valley-area organizations selected for $1,000 “Activate” grants through On The Table Philly, a regional project designed to bring people together to discuss local topics key to the community, and to… Continue Reading Gun Violence Awareness Event

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

DAWN of a New Program

Friday, January 10, 2020

Adults in Montgomery County have new opportunities to forge a new path to sustainable employment through a partnership between YWCA Tri-County Area and AmeriCorps/Corporation for National and Community Service through the AmeriCorps DAWN program. Launched this week with AmeriCorps member orientation, AmeriCorps DAWN (Dignified Advancement Workforce Navigation) will work with job seekers in 1-on-1 settings… Continue Reading DAWN of a New Program

New & Improved: Adult Education Center

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

YW’s Pottstown adult education classes move into the Complex! When adult education classes offered by YWCA Tri-County Area begin Monday, January 13, students will find themselves in brand new classrooms at the Pottstown Integrated Wellness Complex, at 724 N. Adams St. in Pottstown. The new location includes four custom-renovated classrooms, meeting space, and office space… Continue Reading New & Improved: Adult Education Center

Seeking Presenters!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Health and wellness, leadership and life skills are on the table at YWCA Tri-County Area’s annual All.Girl! Leadership and Wellness Convention, open to girls grades 3-12. Girls are invited to attend the day-long series of workshops with presenters on Saturday, April 25, at Montgomery County Community College’s West Campus in Pottstown. YW is seeking dynamic… Continue Reading Seeking Presenters!

Youth On a Mission: Art with a Message

Thursday, December 12, 2019

YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA)’s Youth Empowerment Program sponsored the Third Annual Youth Art Contest in support of YWCA’s annual Week Without Violence campaign. Each October, YWCA associations across the country take part in Week Without Violence to raise awareness about the devastating effects of domestic violence. This year, YW3CA is focused on an issue closer… Continue Reading Youth On a Mission: Art with a Message

YW3CA’s Superstar Youth Empowerment Director

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Kelly Grosser, YWCA Tri-County Area’s Director of Youth Empowerment Programs, has earned third place in the Superstar Awards competition, sponsored by Hello Insight and Youth INC. Grosser, of North Coventry Township, has led YW’s Youth Empowerment Programs for boys and girls since 2008. She guided its growth from basic nutrition education program for girls with… Continue Reading YW3CA’s Superstar Youth Empowerment Director

Celebrate Women: Nominate Today!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Nominations for the 25th annual Tribute to Exceptional Women, sponsored by YWCA Tri-County Area, ARE NOW OPEN! Over the past 25 years, YWCA Tri-County Area has honored more than 200 women who have achieved in their careers or made a difference in their communities. This tradition of honoring exceptional women will be celebrated March 24,… Continue Reading Celebrate Women: Nominate Today!

Refreshed & Looking Good

Monday, November 18, 2019

Refreshed & Lookin’ Good! YWCA Tri-County Area facade improvements were much needed for the growing non-profit organization. Thanks to the Pottstown Neighborhood Project and Genesis Housing Corporation, YWCA Tri-County Area’s buildings on King Street in Pottstown have bright new signs and fresh exterior paint. The Pottstown Neighborhood Project provided grants for facade improvements including signage… Continue Reading Refreshed & Looking Good

Education Through Playful Learning

Monday, October 14, 2019

In our Early Education Centers, we believe children learn through play. The classrooms are set up in areas to allow children to explore and learn as they interact with the materials around the room. In the art area, children have opportunities to investigate many new materials and use them in ways they decide. This is… Continue Reading Education Through Playful Learning

It Starts With You & Me – Implicit Bias Training

Monday, September 30, 2019

Our organization was pleased to lead an Implicit Bias Training for the Transformation Yoga Project on Friday, September 20. Although the group from Transformation Yoga Project (TYP) was small – the Implicit Bias Training was a success. This training is facilitiated by YWCA Tri-County Area’s (YW3CA) Advocacy Team – Miss Kelly, Miss Sheri, and Miss… Continue Reading It Starts With You & Me – Implicit Bias Training

Enriching the Mind – One Child at a Time

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

YW3CA Early Education Center – Classroom Improvements YWCA Tri-County Area’s (YW3CA) Early Education Center in Pottstown offers children the opportunity to learn and grow in a creative and nurturing environment. Our team of passionate educators is constantly focusing on improving our center so that every child may equitably learn and thrive. One recent addition to… Continue Reading Enriching the Mind – One Child at a Time

Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow September Retreat!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This past weekend was the kickoff event for the Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow (GTLT) 2019-2020 programming year! Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow (GTLT) is a program that was introduced by Women United over 10 years ago. Since its’ inception, GTLT has empowered and supported over 450 youth. Women’s United signature program GTLT helps guide young girls… Continue Reading Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow September Retreat!

Summer, Please Restart Yourself

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Camp Adventures has come to an end…but the memories will last forever. The final week of camp came with a number of challenges and also some pretty exciting events. To start off the week, an awesome Field Day was planned for Monday. Unfortunately, the weather was not in the mood to cooperate. The Camp Adventures… Continue Reading Summer, Please Restart Yourself

Ultimate Indoor Adventure

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ultimate Indoor Adventure – Girls Today Leaders Tomorrow Our Youth Empowerment Program LOVED taking the graduates of Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow (GTLT) on an adventure-filled field trip this past Friday. Where was this field trip to? TO THE ULTIMATE INDOOR ADVENTURE PARK! That’s right, YWCA Tri-County Area’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) GTLT graduates got to… Continue Reading Ultimate Indoor Adventure

Spooktacular Summer Halloween

Friday, August 9, 2019

Christmas in July?! No thanks! We’ll take Summer Halloween instead!! This summer YW3CA is hosting Camp Adventures – a 10-week summer camp available for children ages 4-12. However, this isn’t your typical summer camp. Our energetic, ambitious counselors have kept Camp lively and exciting all summer long. Along with the counselors, Coach Ken spent the… Continue Reading Spooktacular Summer Halloween

You Grow Girl!

Monday, August 5, 2019

For local boys and girls, our summer camp has been a FANTASTIC so far. Why’s that? Camp Adventures has everything FUN to do this summer, including swimming, games, S.T.E.M., and art. Coach Ken, the hard-working master of summer camp, also plans event days intermittently over the summer including Pool Palooza, Summer Halloween, Backwards Day, and… Continue Reading You Grow Girl!

Our Volunteers are a Work of Heart

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Have you volunteered for over 11,000 lifetime hours? Foster Grandparent Phyllice Jackson has! Foster Grandparent volunteer Phyllice Jackson has been a part of the program for over 7 years. YWCA Tri-County Area sponsors the Foster Grandparents Program in Montgomery County. This program allows older adults a chance to volunteer in their community. Volunteers are placed… Continue Reading Our Volunteers are a Work of Heart

S.T.E.M. Plus Art Equals S.T.E.A.M.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Summer – Please Restart Yourself! Our Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) team is having a BLAST participating in C2 Camp… but it’s boiling down to an end. This year’s camp focus for our Youth Empowerment Program team is fun, hands-on S.T.E.A.M. education. Through a fabulous collaboration with Tri-County Community Network, YWCA Tri-County (YW3CA) was able to… Continue Reading S.T.E.M. Plus Art Equals S.T.E.A.M.

Creating Healthy Change – Yoga as a Tool for Life

Friday, July 19, 2019

Youth Empowerment Program is stretchin’ and unstressin’ with Pottstown Middle School. YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA)’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is thrilled to bring yoga to Pottstown School District. This past school year they were selected to be a part of the Art of Yoga Project‘s (AYP) National Affiliate Program. YW3CA is 1 of 15 organizations… Continue Reading Creating Healthy Change – Yoga as a Tool for Life

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae Support Adult Learners at YWCA Tri-County Area

Friday, April 12, 2019

Adult learners studying to earn a high school equivalency diploma through YWCA Tri-County Area received a boost today from the members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter. Christi Hilliard (left) and Tracey Howard (right) present a donation check to Veronica Barna, director of YWCA Tri-County Area’s Education and Training Center. Members… Continue Reading Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae Support Adult Learners at YWCA Tri-County Area

YWCA Tri-County Area offers free adult education in Norristown

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Adults in the Norristown area interested in earning a high school diploma or improving their mastery of English may enroll in free classes sponsored by YWCA Tri-County Area’s Education and Training Center. Classes begin February 19. Adults who want to earn a high school diploma may enroll in the 12-week session, which will help them… Continue Reading YWCA Tri-County Area offers free adult education in Norristown

Foster Grandparents begin volunteering in Montgomery County

Friday, December 21, 2018

Older adults seeking volunteer opportunities in their Montgomery County communities can once again join the Foster Grandparents Program, now sponsored by YWCA Tri-County Area. Foster Grandparents Program, a program of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service, engages adult volunteers age 55 and older to stay active by serving children and youth in their… Continue Reading Foster Grandparents begin volunteering in Montgomery County

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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