YMCA’s Marcia Jenkins is a Lingua Franca Extraordinary Woman

April 25, 2019


March 1-3, 2019 New Castle Community YMCA’s very own Marcia Jenkins was flown to New York City. The trip was to honor her and 12 additional women who had been nominated by close friends, family or community members to be a Lingua Franca Extraordinary Woman!

Lingua Franca is a cashmere sweater company located in New York City.  Their sweaters are not only sustainably sourced; they are fair trade and hand embroidered by women in NYC. Each article of clothing is a work of art with a saying that was inspired by an impactful woman of her community. Additionally $100 of each sweater sold is donated to a corresponding charity.

Marcia Jenkins didn’t think of herself as extraordinary or impactful. Although she is, “touched that [her] daughters think,” she is. Her daughter Susan nominated our 80 year old Silver Sneakers fitness instructor. Marcia has spent her life giving to others. As a reading specialist she empowered her students and gave them skills to excel in school and in life. As Y fitness instructor she inspires her classes to, ‘just keep moving.’ Which is her mantra featured on her Lingua Franca Sweater.

We are blessed to have such an extraordinary woman on staff at our New Castle Community YMCA!