News & Events

YWCA Announces 2021 Recipients of Women of Achievement Awards & Keynote Speaker

YWCA Central Maine is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Women of Achievement Awards. The Awards Selection Committee reviewed a remarkable pool of applicants this year in order to select the following recipients: Zamzam Elmoge (Lee Young Leadership Award) Elise Johansen (Marcia Baxter… Read More

2021 Women of Achievement Tickets are LIVE!

Tickets for the YWCA’s 2021 Women of Achievement Luncheon Awards are on sale now! Follow this link to purchase your tickets today! Take advantage of our early bird pricing until September 1, 2021. We are still accepting nominations for our four Women of Achievement awards… Read More

YWCA Operations Updates (COVID-19)

  WE ARE FOLLOWING U.S. CDC GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID-19 When visiting our building, you can rest assured that the YWCA is doing everything possible to keep your family, our staff, and our communities safe. OPERATIONS UPDATES We continue to open programs per recommendations under the… Read More

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Review with Instructor Will McCorkle

Recertification for those holding CURRENT (non-expired) ARC Lifeguard & CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers certifications. MUST present certification cards at beginning of class to attend. Includes First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers. Must have current Lifeguard Manual and pocket mask. Prerequisites include… Read More

YWCA Receives $40,000 Grant Award

The YWCA Central Maine is pleased to announce a $40,000 grant award from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. The grant will be used to complete renovations on the showers in the YWCAs men’s and women’s locker rooms, as well as install an AC unit… Read More

Galentine’s Day 2021 Baskets

  Order Form The YWCA is celebrating Galentine’s Day in style again this year! For those unfamiliar, Galentine’s Day is a holiday popularized by the television show Parks and Recreation, to celebrate friendship and love among womxn. Festivities often include brunch, gift exchange, and appreciation for… Read More

YWCA Central Maine Lifeguard Training – January 2020

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training – Blended Learning Spend less time in the classroom, more time in the pool! Our new Blended Learning Lifeguard Training format allows participants (15 years of age and older) to become a certified lifeguard, just in time for spring employment!… Read More

Amazing discounts for YW pass holders at Poise Yoga!

YWCA Central Maine is pleased to announce a new partnership with Poise Yoga Studio & Foot Sanctuary! Poise is offering YW Community Access Pass holders incredible discounts on services and programs at their studio in downtown Lewiston. One amazing deal that Poise is partnering to… Read More

YWCA announces Save-a-Life Swim Sponsorship Program

Today, YWCA Central Maine announced its new “Save-a-Life” Swim Sponsorship Program to offer free beginner swim lessons to at-need children and youth. By now, you may be too familiar with the sobering statistics: Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death of children ages… Read More

Congratulations to the 2019 YWCA Central Maine Women of Achievement Awardees!

Lee Young Leadership Award: Kristen Cloutier Tonie Ramsey Service Award: Klara Tammany Priscilla Gendron Legacy Award: Annette Wilson Marcia Baxter Social Justice Award: Azenaide Pedro We would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination this year as we were overwhelmed by the response we… Read More