We wouldn’t be here without your love and support. We are a small organization with a mighty mission, and we work hard to support women and men in our community. We help them find their voice, determine their direction while empowering them to take the first step in life! We also walk alongside our graduates for as long as they need us. This is the New Choices way.
We appreciate your support on Extra Give and all year-round.
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.
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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!
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August 12 - August 23, 2019October 14 - October 25, 2019January 6 - January 17, 2020March 9 - March 20, 2020May 11 - May 22, 2020 Class Time - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sign up! REGISTRATION REQUIRED:PHONE: 717-869-6363 Through a ten-day, sixty-hour career guidance class, the...
DETAILS ORIENTATION: APRIL 18, 2019 9:00AM – 1:00PM CLASSES BEGIN:April 29, 2019 -MAY 10, 2019 10 DAY CLASS9:00AM – 3:00PM REGISTRATION REQUIRED:PHONE: 717-869-6363 Through a ten-day, sixty-hour career guidance class, the New Choices Career Development Program...
The 9th Annual Taste of Success was a stunning evening showcasing the extraordinary talent of student chefs from Lancaster County Career & Technology Center's Culinary Arts Program and the extraordinary achievements of our graduates from the New Choices Career...