YWCA of Lancaster

Eliminating racism and empowering women

aka YWCA Lancaster   |   Lancaster, PA   |  https://ywcalancaster.org/

Mission

The YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Ruling year info

1942

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Stacie Lee Blake

Main address

110 N Lime St

Lancaster, PA 17602 USA

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EIN

23-1352609

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center (SAPCC)

SAPCC is the designated rape crisis center for Lancaster County. We provide no cost counseling to victim survivors of sexual assault and their families. In addition we provide primary prevention to schools and other organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims and oppressed people

The Center for Racial & Gender Equity (CRGE) engages in education and advocacy to build community around our mission to eliminate racism and empower women to have equitable access to personal, community and professional opportunities, free from racial injustice.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

We offer quality and affordable childcare at our Lime Street and Before and After School Sites (Lime Street and in partnership with Penn Manor School District). At Lime Street we offer care for infants through school-aged children. At our Penn Manor sites we offer Before, After, and a Wrap program for morning kindergarten students.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens, Adults

Related Program

Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center (SAPCC)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

580 persons- received counseling and advocacy services through the Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center even with a pivot to telehealth options in place of in person support.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is a Lancaster community that embraces the full humanity of every individual and each person has the support they need to thrive.

Our strategy is to listen, learn and lead on the issues that directly impact our mission.

The Center for Gender and Racial Equity and myriad partnerships across the county.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center for Lancaster County.
YWonderful Kids program provides:
• A safe and welcoming environment with a diverse, dedicated and caring staff
• A program responsive to the needs of working families
• Attention to the whole child with strong communication and partnerships with families.
New Choices program providing pre-employment planning and counseling for individuals in employment transition.
An engaged and diverse Board of Directors.

In 2020 we launched the Center for Racial and Gender Equity to coordinate our mission and community partnership work.
We maintained our full workforce during the pandemic with PPP and other COVID specific funding support.
We raised our entry level wage to $13.00

In 2021 we welcomed the New Choices program offering pre-employment counseling and support for individuals in employment transitions.
We raised our entry level wage to $15.00

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Improved kitchen appliances, bathrooms and furnishings in residence.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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YWCA of Lancaster

Board of directors
as of 3/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Deborah Wilson-Gadsden

Family Design Resources Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2023

Angela Rieck

Law Office of Angela Rieck

Dana Hamp Gulick

Marketing Firm

Deborah Gadsden

Family Design Resources

Denise Burkholder

HR Penn State College of Medicine

Jennifer Reiner

Align Ltd.

Kathleen Bowers

Members 1st

Kesha Williams

Penn State Berks

Linda Hasunuma

Temple University

LuAnn Aument

Consultant

Molly Ramos

RKL LLP

Shruti Sharma

Serve Pro

Aimee Deraco

YDOP

Hyasmine Charles

Penn Medicine

Jasmine Kraybill

Berkshire Hathaway

Sally Chuquimia

Church World Service

Katie Sandoe

LCSWMA

Lisa Simmons

AHF Products

Latinia Shell

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/01/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/29/2020

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.