YWCA Carlisle | Adult Wellness | #YoungVoicesMatter
YWCA Carlisle | Adult Wellness | Girlpower Program Wins Award!
YWCA Carlisle | Adult Wellness | Positions Available - NEW Director of Community Relations & Fundraising
YWCA Carlisle | Adult Wellness | Registration is OPEN for the 3rd Annual “Queen of the Green” Women’s Golf Outing

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#YoungVoicesMatter Event - May 28

May 14, 2015 – Carlisle, PA.  YWCA Carlisle is providing a forum for young people ages 15-25 to express themselves as it relates to the theme of The Culture of Silence & The Culture of Violence:  A Conversation on Race and Authority on Thursday, May 28th.  A light dinner will be provided at 5:30 pm followed by group discussions at the Stuart Community Center located at 415 Franklin Street, Carlisle.  There is no cost to attend and individuals are invited to join the event and bring friends along.  Registration not required; questions or additional information may be directed to sbrowne@ywcacarlisle.org or by calling 717-243-3818. 

“Following the events in Baltimore recently, we recognized the need for our young people to express their feelings, share their concerns and give hope to the future by providing ideas on making a positive difference in our community,” explained YWCA Carlisle Hallmark Program Director, Sonya Browne.  Local experts will help facilitate the conversations and give everyone the opportunity to have their voice heard during the evening’s event. 

“We want to provide a safe, accessible space for youth in our community to come together and talk about what’s going on in their lives and how they do have the power to be part of solutions, programs and the life of our community in a vital and recognized way,” added YWCA Carlisle Executive Director, Robin Scaer. 



YWCA Carlisle’s Racial Justice committee is bringing together young people from ages 15 to 25 to discuss the current climate of racial tension in America.  It has been said that not since the 1960’s has our nation seen such racial unrest.  How are our local young people feeling about it?  How can we all help to improve the situation?  Encourage young people in your family, your neighborhood, your schools to join in the conversation! 

Girlpower Program Wins Award!

YWCA Carlisle GIRL POWER recognized by Shippensburg University as an Exemplary Program! 

March 2015 – Carlisle, PA.  YWCA Carlisle announced today that one of its pivotal, long-time programs to empower girls is one of the recipients of the Award of Exemplary Program sponsored by the Shippensburg University Study School Council.  The programs’ leaders, Amy Lowther and Sonya Browne, both with YWCA Carlisle, will accept the award at a ceremony on May 6th on the campus of Shippensburg University. 

“It is extremely meaningful to have Girl Power recognized as an important tool for encouraging middle and high school girls to work on improving life skills, building self-esteem, discussing healthy relationships and being a positive change-agent in the community,” said Youth Director, Amy Lowther.  The program has been offered in the Carlisle School district since the 2001-2002 school year and has impacted numerous female students at Wilson and Lamberton Middle Schools as well as the Carlisle High School. 

“Being recognized by the school District speaks volumes to the girls and the program of Girl Power,” commented Hallmark Program Director, Sonya Browne.  “Girl Power provides a safe place for the girls to share personal stories and concerns.  They learn how to cope and resolve problems in a strong and positive way,” she said.  GirlPower also includes setting both academic and personal growth goals, field trips outside of school time, community service projects, and being advocates against racism and learning to stand up against abusive situations. 

Positions Available - NEW Director of Community Relations & Fundraising

Director of Community Relations & Fundraising

Full-time position is responsible for grants administration to include researching opportunities, preparing proposals, and grant requirements.  Will also help develop and implement annual fundraising plan to include building corporate sponsorships.  Responsible for managing all aspects of planned fundraising events to include tracking and acknowledging donors and directing volunteers.  Bachelor’s degree and experience with MS Officesuite is required along with 3-5 years of experience in fundraising and grant writing.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to mwillard@ywcacarlisle.org. 

Complete job description for Director of Community Relations & Fundraising

Young Wonder Summer Day Camp Counselor positions available! 

This is a 40 hour a week position for the summer camp that operates throughout June, July and August.  Applicants should be amenable to flexible work hours between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Counselors help plan weekly activities for approximately 40 children and will assist with crafts, group games, field trips, and more while maintaining a safe, comfortable environment for the elementary aged campers. 

Interested applicants should complete the employment application and forward it to alowther@ywcacarlisle.org. 

Preschool Teacher and Aide substitute positions available.  If you have experience working with young children, there are substitute positions available for preschool.  Applicants must be available between the hours of 9 and 3 to assist with preschool as needed. 


Employment Application


Registration is OPEN for the 3rd Annual “Queen of the Green” Women’s Golf Outing

How do you describe the Queen of the Green golf outing?  An absolutely great time with a little bit of golf thrown in!

You don’t want to miss this fun time for golfers at all levels.  Pampering between holes by vendors introducing you to their products and services.  Manservants to wait upon you as you find your way about the course.  A tiara to be claimed by every Queen of the Green!

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Carlisle Barracks Golf Course
Registration check-in begins at noon.
Shotgun scramble start at 1:00 p.m.
Meal will follow golf outing.

Vendor and Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are available!    2015 Corporate Sponsorship/Vendor Form

Print brochure and mail in registration form early.  2015 QOG Brochure

This event WILL SELL OUT!

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