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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YWCA New Britain and CCSU Take a Stand Against Racism

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. Dr. Sylvia Jalil Gutierrez, a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), gave a brief history of downtown New Britain

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YWCA New Britain to Hold 108th Annual Meeting

YWCA New Britain’s 108th Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at The Back Nine Tavern at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain. There will be a business meeting portion where members will vote on the slate of board of directors, and learn more

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Fitness Join Fee Waived for Moms in May!

For the entire month of May, all moms who join our fitness center will get their $25 join fee waived! “It can be hard for moms to find time for themselves.  We want to make sure that the women in our community know that YWCA New Britain supports them as

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Win FREE Personal Training With Summer Slim Down Contest

Win FREE personal training with YWCA's Summer Slim Down Contest!  Submit a letter and photo by Friday, April 27th for your chance to win 16 FREE personal training sessions! Tell us why you (or a friend) are the perfect candidate to have a certified personal trainer help you reach your

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