Bring-A-Friend-For-Free Week is Coming!

Fitness is more fun with a friend!  Bring a friend with you to the YWCA for FREE all week long from September 17 to 22.  When you refer a friend who buys a membership to our gym, both you and your friend get a FREE month on your fitness pass.  If

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Don’t Miss These September Fitness Deals

School is starting, the leaves are changing color...fall is coming!  As you settle into a new routine, YWCA New Britain has some great fitness deals for the month of September. Sign up for a 1-Year Household Fitness Membership and get 20% off the total cost of your pass.  Membership includes a 15%

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YWCA Starts Dance Competition Team

It’s an exciting time for the YWCA School of Dance- we are starting a competition team! Master classes were held in March and were open to anyone who wanted to try out for the team. The final selection of 10 dancers was made after the spring recital.  Dancers started practice

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Youth Theater Premiere Production a Huge Success

Last month, the YWCA’s Youth Theater program performed its premiere production of Mary Poppins, Jr. at Trinity-On-Main in New Britain. Two performances were held on June 29 and June 30 and the show sold nearly over 350 tickets. There were 24 youth ages 10-15 in the cast who auditioned earlier

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Voices from the Past: Urban Renewal in New Britain

In April, the YWCA Stand Against Racism event brought much-needed attention and ideas to the New Britain community about how to heal trauma caused by urban renewal.  Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of the YWCA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the

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Family Literacy Program Celebrates Students at End of Year Ceremony

Channtelya Owens had a lot to celebrate at this year’s End of Year Ceremony for YWCA New Britain’s Family Literacy Center.  Despite recently experiencing homelessness and being a single mother, Channtelya was able to complete her GED and graduate with the help of the Family Literacy program. Channtelya is like

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YWCA 2017 Electronic Annual Report Now Available

Thank you for your commitment and friendship to YWCA New Britain and for helping us eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen our community. We are thrilled to share with you our 2017 Annual Report.  The report summarizes the highlights from our important programs-

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YWCA New Britain Celebrates Growth at 108th Annual Meeting

The 108th Annual Meeting of YWCA New Britain was held in June at the Back Nine Tavern in New Britain.  The meeting gathered together staff, volunteers, board members, and friends to celebrate YWCA’s successes in the past year. Every year at the Annual Meeting we recognize outstanding volunteers and the

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Women’s Leadership Workshop Addresses Workplace Incivility

New Britain community leaders recently gathered at YWCA’s Women’s Leadership Workshop- Beyond #MeToo & #TimesUp: What You Can Really Do To Create a Safe and Civil Workplace.  The interactive workshop and discussion addressed sexual violence and harassment in the workplace and what organizational leaders can do to create a culture

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House of Teens and STRIVE Go to NYC

YWCA New Britain’s House of Teens and STRIVE programs for middle and high school girls took a trip to New York City to explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The girls worked hard all year to raise funds the trip. They hosted several bake sales, a Valentine’s Day

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