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YW’s 26th Annual Tribute to Exceptional Women & Girls

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

YWCA recently hosted their 26th Annual Tribute to Exceptional Women & Girls on Thursday, June 16th. The event, emceed by radio host Andrea Lawful-Sanders, featured multiple keynote speakers and awarded women and girls for demonstrated excellence in the Arts, Sports, STEM, Education, Advocacy, Community Service, and many other categories. Speakers included Arlene Cadogan, the young… Continue Reading YW’s 26th Annual Tribute to Exceptional Women & Girls

YWCA Tri-County Area Launches Career Café in Pottstown’s Adult Education & Training Center

Monday, February 21, 2022

Adult job seekers are invited to participate in YWCA Tri-County Area’s first Career Café at the Adult Education and Training Center from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 4. This event will provide free education and training workshops designed to help participants establish steady employment. Career Café will repeat the first Friday of each month.… Continue Reading YWCA Tri-County Area Launches Career Café in Pottstown’s Adult Education & Training Center

Pennsylvania YWCA’s New Racial Healing Initiative Seeks to Unite to Heal PA

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

CEOs of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Tri-County Area, York County, and Lancaster are partnering to launch a statewide racial healing initiative, Unite to Heal PA, across Pennsylvania January 18th, 2022. These associations define racial healing as the acknowledgement of past wrongs and recognition of the lasting effects of racial trauma on individuals, institutions, and communities of… Continue Reading Pennsylvania YWCA’s New Racial Healing Initiative Seeks to Unite to Heal PA

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

Football, Freedom & Our Collective Future: The Uniting Force of Super Bowl LVII

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Many of us watched anxiously when Damar Hamlin, safety for the Buffalo Bills collapsed on the field after what looked like a routine tackle. We witnessed response teams and medical professionals run to his aid in under 10 seconds. In wake of this tragedy sports fans from New York to California shared their support for… Continue Reading Football, Freedom & Our Collective Future: The Uniting Force of Super Bowl LVII

YW Was on a Mission on MLK Day

Thursday, January 19, 2023

YWCA Tri-County Area hosted its annual MLK Day of Service on January 16, 2023. YW staff, volunteers from Giant Food Stores, Valley Forge Casino, and the community at large kicked off the day with breakfast and presentations from local educators and YW leadership. Presenters Matthew Reid, Whitney Howard, and Ross Hamilton moved the audience with… Continue Reading YW Was on a Mission on MLK Day

Community Partners Work Together to Provide Hunger Relief to Families who Remain Displaced by Hurricane Ida

Friday, February 25, 2022

With Thanksgiving around the corner, vaccinations becoming readily available, and Covid restrictions gradually being lifted, families across the country are busied with preparations for the holiday season ahead, eager to gather for meals and festivities. For hundreds of local families in Montgomery County, this will unfortunately not be the case as many remain housing and… Continue Reading Community Partners Work Together to Provide Hunger Relief to Families who Remain Displaced by Hurricane Ida

YWCA Tri-County Area, Community Health & Dental Care Launch New Health Center in Pottstown

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Pottstown residents now have increased access to basic health care through a partnership between YWCA Tri-County Area and Community Health & Dental Care. YWCA has provided the space for CHDC health care services to see patients at a new health center located at 300 E King Street, Pottstown, PA. YWCA Tri-County Area and Community Health… Continue Reading YWCA Tri-County Area, Community Health & Dental Care Launch New Health Center in Pottstown