YWCA Carlisle | Adult Wellness | Girlpower Program Wins Award!
YWCA Carlisle | Adult Wellness | Preschool Art Show & Open House
YWCA Carlisle | Adult Wellness | Online Registration for Race Against Racism open until April 24.
YWCA Carlisle | Adult Wellness | Positions Available!

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Bosler Library & YWCA Carlisle Partner to Take a Stand Against Racism!

April 7, 2015 – Carlisle, PA.  YWCA Carlisle and Bosler Memorial Library encourage residents to sign their name to a signature board coupled with The Pledge statement of Stand Against Racism – a national initiative of YWCA USA – and take a small step to do their part in eradicating racism.  Beginning, Thursday, April 9 signage will be placed in the entrance level lobby of Bosler Memorial Library that will rally individuals of all ages to commit their efforts to fostering diversity and ending all forms of institutional and structural racism. 

“Stand Against Racism is a peaceful yet powerful way to get people to start talking about racism, it’s negative impact on communities, and how everyone can affect change in both small and big ways,” explained YWCA Carlisle Executive Director, Robin Scaer.  “The healthy outcomes and results from a collective movement, such as this simple campaign, help people of all backgrounds and ages become more aware and involved with social justice issues.  Being able to show support in meaningful ways empowers individuals and fosters the notion of working together for a greater good,” Scaer said.  Stand Against Racism happens in conjunction with Race Against Racism taking place in the community on Saturday, April 25 at YWCA Carlisle’s facility located at 301 G Street in Carlisle.  Register online at ywcacarlisle.org. 

“Bosler’s prominent location in the downtown district coupled with its ability to provide residents with social responsibility opportunities help to strengthen working relationships between vital associations, such as YWCA Carlisle, in our area,” commented Bosler Memorial Library Executive Director, Jeffrey D. Swope.  “We are pleased to be part of a community conversation that encourages people to think about current topics and be part of a permanent solution for the betterment of all people, “Swope concluded. 

YWCA Carlisle’s hosting and participation of Race Against Racism is in conjunction with its sister associations in Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, and Gettysburg as part of the YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism program and Day of Commitment observance.  “

Stand Against Racism began in 2007 at YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton and has grown to now include hundreds of YWCA Associations plus many businesses and colleges in participating communities across the nation.  The campaign is part of YWCA’s larger national strategy to fulfill its mission of eliminating racism.  www.StandAgainstRacism.org

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. 

Preschool Art Show & Open House

Join us as we celebrate our students’ art for a night of fun interactive activities for families, including face painting, shadow play, a creative make & take and refreshments.  Bring a friend; bring your neighbor.  This event is open to the public.

Online Registration for Race Against Racism open until April 24.

YWCA Carlisle’s 4th Annual Race Against Racism will be Sat, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. 

The race will start and end at 301 G Street. 
The cost is $25 if registered before the day of the race and $30 on race day. 
Register online by April 10 to receive a t-shirt. 
Parking is available on H Street or at the Carlisle Community Pool. 

New this year - register your team of 5 at a reduced rate! 

Register online today!                                       








Positions Available!

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


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