Young Womens Christian Association of Bethlehem PA

Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

aka YWCA Bethlehem   |   Bethlehem, PA   |  http://www.ywcabethlehem.org

Mission

“YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” To fulfill this mission, YWCA programs focus on social change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, economic empowerment of women and girls, and the health and safety of women and girls.

Ruling year info

1942

Executive Director

Delia Marerro

Main address

3895 ADLER PLACE, BUILDING A, SUITE 180

Bethlehem, PA 18017 USA

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EIN

23-6395256

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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Adult Day Services Center

The YWCA Bethlehem Adult Day Services Center works with families to provide the best professional care for seniors. We understand that families need better options for parents or grandparents suffering from debilitating conditions associated with memory impairment as well as the physical challenges of aging. We pride ourselves on providing the utmost dignity and respect to Lehigh Valley seniors and their families.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with intellectual disabilities

TechGYRLS Afterschool STEM Program delivers high-quality, hands-on STEM education to girls ages 9 - 13 in the Bethlehem Area School District. The goal of the program is to increase STEM skills and knowledge, introduce girls to educational and career possibilities in the STEM fields, introduce girls to female professional in STEM fields, and increase self-confidence among participants. The long-term goal is to increase the representation of women in STEM career fields.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

WeBUILD is a hands-on education and empowerment program for girls in 7th - 12th grades that introduces them to all aspects of the contractor and construction trades through hands-on activities, on-site training and mentorship.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Since 2003, YWCA Bethlehem has hosted LPGA-USGA Girls Golf in the Lehigh Valley to provide golf instruction, skill development, and an opportunity for friendly competition to girls ages 7 - 17. Participants learn the fundamentals of the game, sports etiquette, and discipline under local PGA Pros.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Teens and their parents can shop smart for prom at our annual Pop-Up Shop. Families save hundreds of dollars in prom expenses thanks to generous donors from across the Lehigh Valley.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

As the longest running event honoring local women, we celebrate the volunteerism and community service from committed women and girls in the Bethlehem community. The event features the presentation of awards and scholarships, sponsorship recognition, raffle and a silent auction where proceeds benefit programming for women and girls. YWCA Bethlehem announced new teen scholarships for 2021 that recognize the diversity of today's young women and their educational paths.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Monthly forums open to the public that blend education, awareness, and advocacy around the topics of racial justice and gender equity.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Adolescents
Women and girls

Where we work

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Financials

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Young Womens Christian Association of Bethlehem PA

Board of directors
as of 5/26/2022
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Board chair

Judianne Harris

Valley National Financial Advisors

Term: 2019 - 2022

Chrissy Hixson

Capital Blue Cross

Karina Kane

Highmark Blue Shield

Chloe Cole

Valley Youth House

Diane Harpster

Tracy Resetar

St. Luke's Univeristy Health Network

Dinoli Rowlands

PNC Bank

Robyn Weaver

Community Action Committee LV

Megan Briggs

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Lynn Olanoff

Concannon Miller CPA Firm

Tatyanna Miller

Cedar Crest College

Candice Richards

Lehigh University

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
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Female

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.