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January 6th: A letter from our Board President, Linda Fields

Friday, January 7, 2022

January 6th, marks a historical moment in American history. This will forever represent the acknowledgement that in-spite of the attempts to disrupt the process, American Democracy prevails. In commemoration of the historic event that occurred in my birth year, the YWCA National Convention in conjunction with local associations and the National Board took bold steps… Continue Reading January 6th: A letter from our Board President, Linda Fields

Bans Off Our Bodies Rally

Friday, October 15, 2021

On October 2, 2021, YWCA Tri-County Area and YWCA Lancaster joined forces with many state-wide partners at the Bans of Our Bodies March in Harrisburg, hosted by The Women’s March organization. The rally, held to protest the Texas abortion ban that is the most extreme abortion ban in the country and unconstitutionally bans abortion at… Continue Reading Bans Off Our Bodies Rally

Why is now the time to declare Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Thursday, July 29, 2021

YWCA Tri-County’s Day on Capitol Hill Capitol Hill Day is a national day of action where sister associations from over two hundred YWCAs nationwide come together to form State delegations to educate Congress about the critical issues impacting communities that we serve and live in. Capitol Hill Day on June 17, 2021, was notably different… Continue Reading Why is now the time to declare Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Juneteenth 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

YWCA Tri-County Area joined other community groups at a Juneteenth celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 19 at Memorial Park in Pottstown. YW3CA also sponsored the Montgomery County Chapter PA Democratic Black Caucus Juneteenth Celebration 5 to 9 p.m. at the Norristown Black Lives Matter Mural. Juneteenth is a celebration of the… Continue Reading Juneteenth 2021

George Floyd Verdict Statement

Friday, May 7, 2021

In light of the George Floyd verdict, this national case reinforces the struggle to save Black lives. This historic event has highlighted and opened eyes that Black Americans are not treated equally across the system. Accountability must be held by our local state and national government to bring about the reforms that are long overdue.… Continue Reading George Floyd Verdict Statement

Anti-Bias Education

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Many have said that we need to have a conversation about racism and inequality. We agree that it is always important to have deep and constructive conversations and discussions about race and racism, and then we must turn our talk into action. Dedicated to providing equitable early education to support the needs of our children… Continue Reading Anti-Bias Education

Adult Education Enrollment Open!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Adult education at YWCA Tri-County Area’s Education and Training Center empowers adult learners in building a strong foundation for workplace success. Our instructors are educated, experienced, and supportive – ready to help you reach your professional goals, one step at a time. It’s our mission to treat every one of our students with dignity & respect. Enrollment is open for… Continue Reading Adult Education Enrollment Open!

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Healthy Body Healthy Minds Intiative

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Keeping the Conversation Moving YWCA Tri-County Area’s Advocacy Team was pleased to be a part of Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute (HBHMI) this past week. HBHMI is an annual conference designed to nurture the interdisciplinary roles of educators, administrators, and researchers in fostering school environments that promote wellness as a core component of school culture,… Continue Reading Healthy Body Healthy Minds Intiative

Mission Movement – Conscious Discipline

Monday, August 10, 2020

Opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive every day in our Early Education Center. YW3CA’s Early Education Center helps children and families achieve emotional and physical well-being and school readiness through affordable, high-quality preschool education. More than 120 children ages 6 months to 6 years old are enrolled in the infant/toddler, preschool, Early Head Start, and… Continue Reading Mission Movement – Conscious Discipline

Persona Dolls Promoting Empathy

Monday, August 10, 2020

Fostering empathy through building connections. YW3CA’s Early Education Center is continuing to innovate and provide social-emotional support to our students. Currently in year three of implementing Conscious Discipline curricula, our leadership team has recently introduced Persona dolls in each classroom. Persona dolls are a fantastic way to support and nourish social-emotional skills in children. One… Continue Reading Persona Dolls Promoting Empathy

YW Supports Menstrual Health

Monday, August 10, 2020

Menstrual Health Matters. Period. Menstrual health is often overlooked in impoverished communities due to a very common misconception: ‘it only affects half the population’. According to Global Citizen – “menstrual health is not just a women’s issue. Globally, 2.3 billion people live without basic sanitation services. Not being able to use these services makes it… Continue Reading YW Supports Menstrual Health

Trauma Responsive Practices Webinar

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

YWCA Tri-County Area continues “Racism, Trauma, and What’s Next” with online panel discussion about trauma responsive practices “Racism, Trauma, and What’s Next”, a six-part conversation and issue education series sponsored by YWCA Tri-County Area, continues on Wednesday, July 15, with an online panel discussion about mental health during this summer’s national crises and the resulting… Continue Reading Trauma Responsive Practices Webinar

YWCA Tri-County Area Reopens Monday, July 6

Monday, July 6, 2020

YWCA Tri-County Area reopens for programming on Monday, July 6. The Early Education Center, 315 King St., Pottstown, reopens with early education classes for infants/toddlers, preschool, and Early Head Start. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration for Pre-K Counts is open; classes start August 24. For information about early education programming, call 610-323-1888,… Continue Reading YWCA Tri-County Area Reopens Monday, July 6

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!

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

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

Hurricane Ida Hunger Relief

Friday, January 14, 2022

The devastation from Hurricane Ida in September displaced more than 436 individuals in 208 households in Montgomery County. YWCA Tri-County Area is one of many community-based organizations working together with Montgomery County to help families recover from the wind and water damage the storm caused. Community Relief YW’s Dignity Kitchen, a social enterprise food service… Continue Reading Hurricane Ida Hunger Relief

Child Tax Credit Assistance

Friday, January 14, 2022

Families have until November 15 to apply for the increased federal Child Tax Credit for 2021. Program Assistance YWCA Tri-County Area and the Dignified Advancement Workforce Navigation (DAWN) program offer assistance to families applying for the Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan. The credit provides up to $300/month per child younger than… Continue Reading Child Tax Credit Assistance

Val Arkoosh Visits the Early Education Center

Friday, January 14, 2022

Challenges in operating early education programs and child care centers during the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt nationally as well as locally. YWCA Tri-County Area’s Early Education Center in Pottstown has multiple openings both for staff and for children, mirroring a national trend. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh dropped into YWCA Tri-County Area’s Early Education… Continue Reading Val Arkoosh Visits the Early Education Center

Adult Education Classes

Friday, January 14, 2022

Enrollment is open for the next 12-week session of Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education classes at YWCA Tri-County Area. The next session begins Monday, July 12. Who is Eligible? The classes are free to all Pennsylvania residents 17 and older without a high school diploma who are not enrolled in any public or private post-secondary… Continue Reading Adult Education Classes