YWCA York Announces Young Women’s Leadership Award Recipients

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YWCA York Announces Young Women’s Leadership Award Recipients

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York, PA – (February 7, 2019) YWCA York’s Junior Board announced Jordan Willis and Karin Swartz as recipients of the inaugural Young Women’s Leadership Award to a packed audience at an annual fundraiser for the organization Thursday night.

The Junior Board created YWCA York’s Young Women’s Leadership Award to celebrate its members, past and present, whose leadership advanced the mission of YWCA York. Swartz and Willis were recognized for raising $30,000 to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking by bringing V-Day to York. V-Day is a global movement to END VIOLENCE against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities.

“YWCA York is committed to creating and developing sustained leadership opportunities for young women,” said Junior Board President Anne Mendoza. “The board initiated this award to reflect on the achievements of young women who have championed critical work in our community.” The purpose of the Junior Board is to foster the participation of young women, up to the age of 35, in the organization’s events and programs, to encourage others to become involved in our work, and to share ideas and perspectives with YWCA York’s Board of Directors and staff.

New members are recruited every year through an open nomination process. Nominations are now open for the 2019-2020 Junior Board. For more information, please contact Heather Maneval at hmaneval@ywcayork.org or call 717-845-2631 ext. 221.

ABOUT YWCA York YWCA York is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and strengthening families. Chartered in 1891, YWCA York has a long and rich history of creating opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power through a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 24,000 people are serve each year through the programs and services offered throughout York County. Worldwide, the YWCA impacts more than 25 million people in over 120 countries. For information about the YWCA York, visit our website, www.ywcayork.org.