New Choices offices across the state have been closed since the mandated state shutdown in mid-March. While our physical offices may be closed, we are still able to provide support services online. We are also enrolling students for an upcoming new, virtual class format.
If you need assistance and are able to meet online or wish to participate in a class, please contact Deb St. Onge via email.
If you are a New Choices alumni, you can also contact Deb St. Onge, our Program Director, for support services.
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Founded in 1985 through a collaborative effort by the YWCA Lancaster, the Junior League of Lancaster, and the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, New Choices has been successfully aiding individuals in transition for over 30 years and has assisted thousands of women to find economic and emotional independence. The New Choices program is now open to men.
New Choices is FREE to the Lancaster County community thanks to funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and the Lancaster County Career & Technology Foundation.
NEW CHOICES LANCASTER
New Choices Career Development Program is a life-changing opportunity for Lancaster County’s individuals in transition to achieve economic self-sufficiency through personal development, career guidance, and job training. New Choices is a nonprofit organization funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
It offers five 10-day, 60-hour courses each year completely FREE of charge. Upon the successful completion of the program, New Choices offers valuable scholarship opportunities for students to pursue further education. Additionally, support from the New Choices staff follows students long after graduation. New Choices Lancaster is overseen by Pennsylvania Women Work.
Helping women and men find their voice, determine their direction while
empowering them to take the first step!
To empower women and men in transition to participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational, and personal goals.
New Choices Career Development Program is a free Educational Empowerment Workshop for individuals who are in transition or recently lost a job.
There are several ways you can help New Choices of Lancaster. Click below to learn more about our Taste Of Success Event, as well as volunteer opportunities. Thanks for the support!
IN THE NEWS
We were thrilled to have Glenda, a 1999 New Choices Alumni sit down with us and tell her story. Twenty years later, Glenda is still emotional about the impact the program had on her life. We thank her for sharing her important story. ✨🌟✨ Do you have a New Choices...
New Choices Alumni Impact Story No. 2 - Melissa Melissa came to our program, questioning her next steps after significant life changes. Her story, like all our alumni, inspires us, and we're thankful she shared her story.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting stories from our alumni and how the New Choices Career Development Program made an impact on their lives. Our first story is from Betty, a 2015 graduate of our program. We hope her story inspires you as it...