Programs and Events
Want to participate in 2022’s MLK Day of Service but have no time? Why not support a local Social/Racial Justice initiative like YWCA Hanover’s Acceptance Library?
YWCA Hanover’s Acceptance Library is stocked with books for non-readers, students of all ages, and adults.
Ways to donate: AMazon Wishlist or monetary donation.
Click here for Amazon Wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3J97IC1PVY62J?ref_=wl_share
Click here to make a monetary donation: https://secure.ywca.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app20126a?df_id=5223&mfc_pref=T&5223.donation=form1
Llame al 717.219.7678 si necesita mas informacion
-Infórmese sobre clases de ciudadanía.
-Conozca sobre la opción del perdón de pago de USCIS (tal vez califica para hacer el trámite en forma gratuita.)
-Infórmese sobre el prestamo de ciudadanía y otras opciones para pagar el costo.
* Debe ser un Residente Legal Permanente (tarjeta verde o “green card”).
Saturday, January 29th, 2022 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
-Learn about citizenship classes
-Learn about the fee waiver application (you may qualify for a free application)
-Learn about financial support to afford the process
*You must be a Lawful Permanent Resident.
Diversity: Employing a team that’s reflective of the society in which it exists and operates. It incorporates all of the elements that make individuals unique from one another.
Inclusion: Inclusion refers to the behaviors and social norms that ensure that people will feel welcome. Creating an inclusive culture will improve productivity and engagement in the workplace.
YWCA Hanover offers the following workshops:
- Fostering an Inclusive Climate
- Unconscious Bias
- Custom Workshops
Instructor: Deb Smith
YWCA Hanover’s Social/Racial Justice Coordinator
After 34 years, Deb retired from the Hanover Public School District as a music/theatre teacher. She holds a BS in Music Education from Millersville University, MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Gratz College, and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
For more information call 717-637-2125 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Basic Women’s Rights
- Definitions of Abuse
- Why It’s Hard To Leave
- Families and Children
- Healthy Boundaries
- Coping with Emotions ofGrief, Fear, Guilt, and Anger
- Assertiveness Skills andTechniques
- Healthy Relationships
- Building Self-Esteem
- Self-Evaluation of PersonalNeeds in -Relationships
Mark your calendars! Friday, October 14, 2022
Emerge – The Hanover Area Conference for Women is a one-day professional and personal development event for women that will feature engaging speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health & wellness, career development, leadership, work/life balance, and more. The conference will offer incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth.
Make sure to subscribe to our email updates to get the most current event information as it is released.
Enlightened Conversations Ep 13: Poverty in Hanover
January 19 (7-8 pm)
Speakers from New Hope Ministries and Hanover Area Council of Churches
Enlightened Conversations Ep14: Life and Legacy of Jesse Owen
February 17 (7-8 pm)
Speaker Stephanie Calderone (Jesse Owens Museum) Life and Legacy of Jesse Owens
Enlightened Conversations Ep15: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
March 23 (7-8 pm)
Speakers from Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and YWCA Hanover’s Safe Home
Girls Loving Life
Register for Winter/Spring 2022 here: http://ywcahanover.ywca.org/site/Calendar?id=105964&view=Detail
- Program Date: Meets Saturdays between January 15th 2022 – March 5th 2022
- Program Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
- Program Location: YWCA Hanover
Girls Loving Life is for girls grades 2-8 & youth mentors grades 9 -12. This program seeks to inspire, encourage, and motivate young girls in our community to love themselves and value each other! Girls Loving Life was created by YWCA Hanover and funded by The Allstate Foundation and in partnership with Utz Quality Foods Women’s Mentoring Group.
This is a free program and space is available for:
Girls in grades 2-8 participate in activities, friendship, and fun.
Girls in grades 9-12 participate as mentors, role models, and youth leaders.
Girls Loving Life focuses on five tenets to build self-esteem, encourage kindness, and help girls develop resiliency, grit, and compassion:
Love your body: living your best healthy life
Love your soul: valuing and accepting yourself
Love others: being kind, accepting, and contributing to the community
Love to learn and grow: taking risks, facing challenges, and being a lifelong learner
Love life: celebrating and enjoying each day
Girls Loving Life is made possible through a generous grant from the Allstate Foundation and in partnership with the UTZ Women’s Mentoring Group
“Teaching the girls of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
On MLK Day, the Upstanders Youth Council will be offering a workshop for students in 7th-12th grade – Monday, January 17, 2022.
- 8:30 AM Registration and light breakfast
- Introductions and plan for the day
- Sandra Thompson, guest speaker Ms. Thompson is a lawyer and community advocate from York, PA.
- Travel to Guthrie Library (transportation by YWCA Hanover)
- Service projects at Guthrie Library
- Travel back to YWCA Hanover
- Lunch and wrap up of the day
- 1:00 PM Dismissal
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (Limited to 12 children)
*Tuesday, November 16: Volunteer activity (decided on by the Qmmunity group): 6-7:30 pm
*Tuesday, December 7: Holiday Party (YWCA Hanover): 6-7:30 pm
The goal of YWCA Hanover’s Social/Racial Justice Program is to create a more inclusive and welcoming community. Through education and discourse, we hope to foster sustained civic engagement leading to positive change on issues related to racial and social inequity.
Our Social/Racial Justice pages can be found here: Click Here to get involved
SRJ’s Presentation: Is Auschwitz still relevant today?
January 20th, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
This presentation will review Auschwitz’s history, creation, and the camp’s significance in history and its influence on today’s society.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Thursday, January 27, 2022. This presentation will focus on Auschwitz. All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Shoah. It was established by Germans in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim, a Polish city that was annexed to the Third Reich by the Nazis. Its name was changed to Auschwitz. Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. Over 1.1 million men, women, and children lost their lives here.
YWCA Hanover’s Theatre Class Grades K-7th
Children ages 5-10 years are invited to spend once a week working with puppets, playing theatre games, acting basics, improvisation, and performing skits. Snack is also included. The cost for the class is $50.00
Mondays: January 24th – March 28th, 2022
Snow Dates: April 4th and 11th, 2022
Register Grades K-3rd here: http://ywcahanover.ywca.org/site/Calendar?id=106004&view=Detail
Register Grades 4th-7th here: http://ywcahanover.ywca.org/site/Calendar?id=106005&view=Detail
YWCA Youth Leadership Council
Upstanders Leadership Council is open to any individual in grades 7 – 12 who has an interest in creating positive change in our community. The supervisory board is comprised of YWCA Hanover staff in partnership with area school district teachers, administrators, and volunteers.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
- November 21: 1:00 PM
- November 21: Street Cleaning 2:00 PM
- Sunday, January 16: 2:00 PM
- Sunday, February 27: 2:00 PM
- Sunday, March 20: 2:00 PM
YWCA Hanover Safe Home
The community support for what we do is inspiring, and for that, we thank each and every one of the walkers, donors, sponsors, and supporters.
Save the date! Friday, August 12th, 2022
The International Men’s March To Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men’s sexual violence against women. By wearing women’s shoes, participating gentlemen symbolically put themselves in the place of women for the purpose of raising awareness about the dire effects of sexual and domestic assault in our community. Funds raised will help to provide services for survivors of domestic violence.
Women of Hanover Network
Connecting Women in Hanover & Surrounding Areas
As a program of YWCA Hanover, Women of Hanover Network (WHON) serves as Hanover’s leading resource to inspire and empower women in business and the community. WOHN provides opportunities for professional women to make meaningful connections that encourage support, enrichment, and inspiration both professionally and personally. WOHN is committed to representing the broad spectrum of diverse and talented women in Hanover and surrounding areas.
Next Meeting TBD
YWCA Hanover is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the “YWCA Hanover Scholarship”. Applications are also available at YWCA Hanover, 23 W. Chestnut St., Hanover PA 17331, and online here: YWCA Hanover Scholarship Instructions and Application
Applications are now being accepted for this award and are due March 1, 2022, by 5 PM at YWCA Hanover. A selection committee will review the applications in light of the criteria for this award. Applicants for this scholarship should carefully review page one of the attached documents to ensure requirements are met prior to application submission.
The purpose of introducing the YWCA Hanover Scholarships is to provide support to students desiring to pursue higher education. The scholarship aims to grant financial benefits to qualified students. The scholarship empowers and encourages Hanover area youth to believe in hard work, achieve success, overcome various hurdles of life.
For full consideration of the YWCA Hanover Scholarship, all applications and supporting documents must be submitted to YWCA Hanover by March 1, 2022, at 5 PM.
For all inquiries, please contact Jody Shaffer, Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Hanover at firstname.lastname@example.org.