Young Women's Christian Association of Allentown, PA, Inc

Eliminating Racism. Empowering Women.

aka YWCA Allentown   |   Allentown, PA   |  www.ywcaallentown.org

Mission

YWCA Allentown is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Ruling year info

1935

Executive Director

Sarah E. Barrett

Main address

702 West Hamilton Street Suite 100

Allentown, PA 18101 USA

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EIN

23-1352605

NTEE code info

(YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA) (P27)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Perfect Fit for Working Women

The Perfect Fit for Working Women empowers women with the clothing, confidence, and skills to find a job and build a career. Since 2000, the Perfect Fit has removed clothing insecurity as a barrier to employment for 10,000 women in the Lehigh Valley.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Young Women's Christian Association of Allentown, PA, Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Margaretha Haeussler

Novartis

Term: 2014 - 2022

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes