(Source: YWCA Lancaster)

Women’s History Month: A call for women in leadership (opinion)

(Source: YWCA Lancaster) Stacie Blake March is Women's History Month, a month that contains important intersectional representation: International Women's Day on March 8, Transgender Day of...
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Application period opens for Summer Youth Experience grants

United Way of Lancaster County and Rotary Club of Lancaster are soliciting applications for the Summer Youth Experience grant program. The initiative, now in its 14th year, will provide mini-grants...
The Plain Dressing People's "What Were You Wearing?" Project. (Source: Safe Communities)

Lancaster and Ohio nonprofits partner on child abuse prevention seminar

The Plain Dressing People's "What Were You Wearing?" Project. (Source: Safe Communities) Two nonprofits focused on preventing child sexual abuse are partnering to bring a two-day seminar on the issue...
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North Star Initiative to host panel discussion on human trafficking, county task force

(Source: North Star Initiative) Sex trafficking and the new county task force organized to combat it are the subjects of a panel event this week. Lititz-based nonprofit North Star Initiative...
(Source: Lancaster County Planning Commission | OUL. Photos by Michael Kendrick)

WITF’s ‘Smart Talk’ features upcoming summit on Lancaster County growth, planning

(Source: Lancaster County Planning Commission | OUL. Photos by Michael Kendrick) Shelby Nauman Shelby Nauman of Tenfold and Joshua Druce of the Coalition for Smart Growth...
Food Boxes are packed at the Central PA Food Bank's headquarters in Harrisburg. (Source: Central PA Food Bank)

Covid-19 after 2 years: A Q&A with Central PA Food Bank’s Joe Arthur

Food Boxes are packed at the Central PA Food Bank's headquarters in Harrisburg. (Source: Central PA Food Bank) Early in the pandemic, in spring 2020, food insecurity in Pennsylvania surged...
Participants in Friday’s “Conversation About OUR Community.” Top row, from left: Elizabethtown Area School District Superintendent Michele Balliet; Ephrata Area School District Superintendent Brian Troop; United Way of Lancaster County President & CEO Kevin Ressler. Bottom row, from left: High Cos. Vice President of Human Resources Darryl Gordon; Tec Centro Director Marlyn Barbosa; Manufacturers Association Pre-Apprenticeship Coordinator Miranda Martz.

Online forum looks at emerging workforce, job readiness

Participants in Friday's "Conversation About OUR Community." Top row, from left: Elizabethtown Area School District Superintendent Michele Balliet; Ephrata Area School District Superintendent Brian Troop; United Way of Lancaster County...
Dr. Anne-Marie Derrico, Chief Medical Officer, Union Community Care, speaks at the "Day of Healing" at Longs Park on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Covid-19 after 2 years: A conversation with Union Community Care’s Dr. Anne-Marie Derrico

Dr. Anne-Marie Derrico, Chief Medical Officer, Union Community Care, speaks at the "Day of Healing" at Longs Park on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) "The only way to...
The Rev. Jason Perkowski speaks at a vigil at Binns Park before the Lancaster County Prison Board meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Prison reform advocates hold vigil

The Rev. Jason Perkowski speaks at a vigil at Binns Park before the Lancaster County Prison Board meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Local social justice organizations...
Janice Stork (Image: Kyle Gamble)

Q&A with Janice Stork, former Lancaster mayor (video)

Janice Stork (Image: Kyle Gamble) Janice Stork has spent almost her entire life in Lancaster. She said she loves Lancaster County because of its beauty and the wonderful neighbors. "I...
State Rep. Mike Sturla, left, and Dana Hamp Gulick, right, are seeking the Democratic nomination in the 96th District. (Sources: Provided | Map: Spotlight PA & Votebeat)

NAACP Lancaster hosts online forum with Sturla, Hamp Gulick

State Rep. Mike Sturla, left, and Dana Hamp Gulick, right, are seeking the Democratic nomination in the 96th District. (Sources: Provided | Map: Spotlight PA & Votebeat) NAACP Lancaster will...
Dr. Michael Ripchinski, chief clinical officer, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, speaks at LG Health's Suburban Pavilion on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Covid-19 after 2 years: A Q&A with Dr. Michael Ripchinski

Dr. Michael Ripchinski, chief clinical officer, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, speaks at LG Health's Suburban Pavilion on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) (Editor's Note: On March 16,...
The Pennsylvania State Capitol. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Sunshine Week focuses attention on governmental transparency, accountability (opinion)

The Pennsylvania State Capitol. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) (Editor's Note: This article is provided through the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, which advocates on behalf of the state's independent media organizations.)  Happy Sunshine...
Kevin Ressler, President & CEO, United Way of Lancaster County, speaks at United Way's "Level Up & Launch" event at Tellus360 on Thursday, March 11, 2022. (Photo: Olivia Smucker)

United Way introduces Level Up & Launch grants, reaffirms collective impact approach

Kevin Ressler, President & CEO, United Way of Lancaster County, speaks at United Way's "Level Up & Launch" event at Tellus360 on Thursday, March 11, 2022. (Photo: Olivia Smucker) "Friends,...
Women United board Chair Jen Lauver speaks at United Way of Lancaster County's "Level Up & Launch" event at Tellus360 on Thursday, March 10, 2022. (Photo: Olivia Smucker)

Women United offers grants for financial stability initiatives

Women United board Chair Jen Lauver speaks at United Way of Lancaster County's "Level Up & Launch" event at Tellus360 on Thursday, March 10, 2022. (Photo: Olivia Smucker) Women United...
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Kindergarten registration open at School District of Lancaster

(Source: School District of Lancaster) The School District of Lancaster is encouraging all families with eligible children to enroll them in kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. Children in the...
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Nonprofits encouraged to register for Open Streets Lancaster

(Source: Lancaster Recreation Commission) The Lancaster Recreation Commission is seeking nonprofits and other vendors to host booths at this summer's Open Streets Lancaster event. Held in conjunction with Lancaster city...
Michelle Batt is the founder and president of the Lancaster Bail Fund. (Source: Provided)

Lancaster Bail Fund pushes to decrease pretrial detention; coalition plans March 17 vigil

Michelle Batt is the founder and president of the Lancaster Bail Fund. (Source: Provided) "We want to work to restore the presumption of innocence, which pretrial incarceration totally eviscerates," Michelle...