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Earth Day Youth Empowerment Program

Monday, May 18, 2020

Youth Empowerment Program: Earth Day Special! One by one, Kristie Piacine prompted the 11 girls watching her and one another on a computer screen: What are you grateful for? Will you name a stretch or yoga pose? One by one, the girls answered: family, health, everything, taco shells; tree pose, warrior pose, side stretches. Some… Continue Reading Earth Day Youth Empowerment Program

Janice Warnquist Memorial Fund

Friday, April 17, 2020

YWCA Tri-County Area Honors Janice Warnquist, Long-time Volunteer and Community Supporter YWCA Tri-County Area was saddened to learn of the passing on March 31 of long-time volunteer Janice Warnquist. Janice had been involved with YWCA Tri-County Area for more than 50 years, serving on the board of directors in the 1970s and as board president… Continue Reading Janice Warnquist Memorial Fund

Virtual Empowerment Programs

Thursday, April 16, 2020

This past week we were thrilled to host our 3rd Virtual Meet Up for Great Girls Today, for girls in 4th-6th grade! Every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, our Youth Empowerment Program team offers their free programming virtually – Great Girls Today. Every Great Girls Today session begins with a Brain Smart… Continue Reading Virtual Empowerment Programs

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh

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