YWCA Bucks County News
YWCA Bucks County holds Annual Family Day
YWCA Bucks County celebrated their Annual Family Day Event on Saturday, September 16, at the Aspen Grove community in Warminster. Carolyn Pachas, family center coordinator spearheaded the event where families received free organic fruits and vegetables provided by Rolling Harvest. Rolling Harvest is a nonprofit organization that partners with local farmers, making it easy for them to share their fresh, healthy produce with the food-insecure communities in which they live. Kathy Snyder, the CEO of Rolling Harvest and her volunteers came to bring the produce. Claudia Leiva, the YWCA employment advisor provided information on her services through the YWCA. Carolyn Pachas provided information on all of the programs the YWCA provides throughout the year at the Family Centers. Bucks County Opportunity Council provided information on their services as well. There were face painting and balloon making, games, and prizes.To view photos from the event click here
Special Thanks to the Bensalem Economic Development Committee for once again supporting the YWCA Bucks County through their Charity Golf Challenge on June 7, 2017!
Kids Korner Graduation
Twelve children graduated from the YWCA Kids Korner Program on Friday, May 19, 2017. Parents and family members attended the program which was held at Creekside Community Room. The children performed songs and received diplomas and small gifts from their teacher.
Career Fair 2017
On May 24, 2017 the YWCA Bucks County held its annual Career Event at Creekside Apartments in Bensalem. Seven employers/agencies, including Loving Arms Elder Care, CareerLink, Robert Half International and others, spoke to more than 40 job seekers.This event was sponsored by the YWCA Employment Program.
YWCA Announces New Executive Director
The YWCA Bucks County is pleased to introduce its new Executive Director, Guillaume Stewart.
"I am excited to join the YWCA an agency with an amazing mission and rich history of service to the community. The mission of the YWCA is supported by incredible staff, volunteers, donors and community partnerships. Our mission resonates deeply with my commitment to civic engagement and social responsibility. Prior to joining the YWCA, I served as Lutheran Settlement House’s Director of Homeless Services and Interim Executive Director. I feel fortunate that my professional history has given me the opportunity to empower others and to work alongside staff members committed to improving society. I grew up in Philadelphia and feel honored that my work allows me to serve our region and I am particularly excited about the outstanding work that is performed by the YWCA Bucks County and feel happy to take part in as well as add to its powerful legacy of service in the Bucks County community. I feel confident that through its mission the YWCA Bucks County will continue to have a positive impact on the community that we serve."
GE Girls Leadership
November 8, 2016 - Special thanks to the Women’s Network at GE Power, Water & Process Technologies for hosting an exciting leadership event for our YWCA Teen Girls. The day included a panel discussion with female leaders from various departments within GE including finance,human resources, marketing, environemental, etc. The women shared their stories and answered questions about their education, experience and how they got to where they are today. Girls were also treated to a tour of the lab and participated in a presentation about developing a personal brand. The day culminated with the teens creating their own vision boards about where they see themselves in the future. Thanks again for empowering the young ladies of the YWCA!
25th Anniversary Salute to Women Who Make a Difference
Ifeoma U. Aduba - Nominated by A Woman's Place
Edith Floge - Nominated by SeanMe
Debbie Goetz -Nominated by Ilena DiToro
Jill Jones - Nominated by Jack and Jill Bucks County
Barbara M. Kirk - Nominated by Hill Wallack LLP
Linda Kuepper - Nominated by Kathy Rue
Nancy Liu - Nominated by GE Water & Process Technologies
Karen McCormick - Nominated by Daughterly Companions, LLC
Sharon McGonigal - Nominated by Parx Casino
Patricia Meagher-Walker - Nominated by Carolyn Per
Jessica Pritchard - Nominated by Dana Hartman
Marie T. Rosenberg - Nominated by State Representative Steve Santasiero
Linda Rowan - Nominated by Founders' Campership Fund
Tess Shore - Nominated anonymously
Surekha Shah - Nominated by Bio Pharm, Inc.
Mary Smithson - Nominated by YWCA Bucks County
Karen Wisen - Nominated by Breast Cancer Thrivers
YWCA Honors 16 Outstanding Teen Volunteers
April 13, 2016 - YWCA Bucks County is pleased to announce that Emma Lambert from Council Rock North was selected as the Bucks County Teen Volunteer of the Year. In addition, the YWCA honored 16 remarkable teens for their volunteer achievements at the Bucks County Teen Volunteer of the Year Awards. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association for sponsoring this important recognition event.
Congratulations to all of our honorees!
Bridget Newns – Archbishop Wood High School
Amy Ma – Bensalem High School
Kenneth Sperling, Jr. – Bucks County Technical High School
Taylor Ochsenreither – Central Bucks East High School
Shrhea Banerjee – Central Bucks South High School
Sierra Mills – Central Bucks West High School
Elizabeth Garneau – Conwell Egan Catholic High School
Emma Lambert – Council Rock North High School
Kate Franklin – Council Rock South High School
Joseph Iwasyk – Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Anna Zuckerman – Morrisville High School
Dana McCabe – Neshaminy High School
Sarah Caitin Hoath – Pennridge High School
Henry Bluestein – Pennsbury High School
Shannon Coleman – Villa Joseph Marie High School
Maggie Hatala – William Tennent High School
YWCA Launches Reading to End Racism
In February 2016, YWCA launched Reading to End Racism, a new and innovative program that uses books and literacy to stimulate meaningful conversations about race and how individuals can eliminate racism in their own lives for both youth and adults. Special thanks to Foundations Community Partnership for supporting this important initiative.
YWCA is On A Mission to eliminate racism!