YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Carlisle was incorporated in 1919. In its long history of advocating for women and girls, the YWCA opened the first daycare center in the greater Carlisle Area, provided opportunities for teenage girls to develop leadership skills through a YW Teens program, offered fitness programs for women and girls in the early 1920’s, started clubs for African American girls in the 1930’s and provided food to transients during the Great Depression Since that time, the organization has grown in a substantial way including building its own facility in 1990 and operating the Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County. YWCA Carlisle is in its 99th year bringing to the forefront of the public conversation Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women and Girls.
We actively promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice.
Member Since: 2018