Community Outreach

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA is over 220 associations strong across the country, comprising one of the top 25 largest charities in the U.S., and is part of a movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. To advance YWCA’s mission, local YWCAs throughout the country offer services and programs in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. Each association does this in a way that is unique to its community’s needs.

At the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, our vision is to be positioned as the center for personal and community growth – the place to learn, play and improve emotional and physical well-being. The YWCA will guide Adams County to positive change by connecting cultures, encouraging healthy lifestyles and empowering all who walk through our doors.

Racial Equity Training Opportunities:

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County brings a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, especially in facilitation and training. But our social justice work is not limited to our core program.

Our Mission Enhancement Director, Nancy Lilley, is ready and prepared to work with your organization in a specialized way to find solutions that work for your company or organization. Nancy has completed three Racial Justice Training programs, culminating in her completion of training in July 2019 by Cultural Bridges to Justice and YWCA Lancaster.

Your company might use a variety of terms — diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competence – to describe the skills or capacity they are trying to build. Whatever the terminology, we bring a deep commitment to those issues of racial and social justice.

That customization could take the form of consulting on your organization’s work policies and HR practices. It could be in facilitating a difficult discussion with your leadership team. It could be designing and delivering custom workshops and training events that assist your company or organization in their pursuit of specific social justice or inclusion goals.

Whatever your issues or needs, we would like to assist you. To begin that conversation please contact Nancy at 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.