Almanzar-Oree honored by YWCA as 2022 Woman of Achievement

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Salina Almanzar-Oree, Program Coordinator at the College’s Center for Creative Exploration, has been named one of five Women of Achievement honorees by YWCA Lancaster. This event — the 6th annual — showcases the accomplishments of women and gender expansive individuals who, through career and volunteerism, live out the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women in Lancaster County.

A 2013 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College (Studio Art and English Literature), she completed Drexel University’s Arts Administration and Museum Leadership graduate program in 2017 with a thesis examining Creative Placemaking in the Lancaster Latinx community. A co-facilitator of the Latino Empowerment Project and former School District of Lancaster board member, she has served as a teaching artist in Lancaster City parks through Lancaster Public Art, as an adjunct professor at Drexel, and as founder of Taller Pa’lante, a Lancaster-based art and placemaking organization. 

Almanzar-Oree will be honored, with the four other community leaders in her cohort, in October, at the 2022 Women of Achievement Awards. 

Go here to learn more about Almanzar-Oree, her community work, and her art.

Photo courtesy Molly S. Photography