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Get to know the programs and services offered at YWCA Carlisle

YWCA Carlisle is on a MISSION to eliminate racism, empower women and girls, stand up for social and racial justice, help families, and strengthen communities. To this end, we offer a wide variety of programs for everyone…female and male…preschoolers to seniors!

To learn more and get involved, check out our preschool, summer camp, adult classes, girl empowerment, and racial justice program pages.

Our Programs

Week Without Violence 2019

Join us at our awareness and advocacy events to end gender-based violence in our communities

Lead the Future

Leadership development workshop series for middle and high school girls hosted throughout the year

The Chronicles of Girlhood

A book club designed to connect girls with stories and essays about empowered women


Assisting elementary-aged girls in Cumberland County with literacy improvement through reading and writing


YWCA Carlisle partners with middle and high schools across Cumberland County to address social and racial justice issues

Racial Justice Award

Nominate A Racial Justice Advocate Today! Nominations accepted now through August 9, 2019!

L.E.A.D. (Lead. Empower. Advocate. Develop.)

A leadership development program for teen girls in Cumberland County

King’s Kamp

Annual full-day camp for Cumberland County elementary students on MLK Jr.'s Holiday

Youth Leadership Conference

Empowering Cumberland County youth through conversations about racial equality

Gather with Purpose

Bringing the community together for fellowship and discussions on current racial justice topics

Yoga & Meditation

Adult class to restore peace to your routine


Adult class to bring balance of body, mind and spirit

Gentle Yoga

Adult Class to bring balance into the body

Club Cosmic

Creating opportunities in STEM for elementary-aged girls in Cumberland County

Girl Power!

An award-winning empowerment program for middle and high school girls in the Carlisle Area School District

Preschool - Special Time

Classes designed for 2 and 3 year-olds

Preschool - Pre-K

Provides kindergarten readiness skills for 4 and 5 year-olds with an emphasis on socialization