Building Hope Together Receives Grant from Eversource

by Shaunna Cullen Photo credit: New Britain City Journal Building Hope Together (BHT), the New Britain Work Plan to end homelessness, has been awarded a grant of $1,200 by Eversource. BHT was established in 2008 to end homelessness in the city by connecting people with employment and housing, and other services

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STRIVE and House of Teens Programs Go On Higher Education Tour

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain’s STRIVE program for middle school girls and House of Teens for high school girls, have been on a mission to check out higher education institutions in Connecticut the past few months. The group toured four-year universities, community colleges, and trade schools across the state.  These

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The Cat in the Hat Visits Classrooms for Read Across America Week

By Shaunna Cullen The first week of March, YWCA New Britain’s childcare classrooms participated in Wild, Wacky Week, which is a part of the larger Read Across America Week campaign. This campaign began 20 years ago in 1997 by the National Education Association’s reading task force as a way to get

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YWCA New Britain to host Lunch & Learn Series for National Nutrition Month

By Shaunna Cullen March is National Nutrition Month. YWCA New Britain will be hosting a series of informative, and interactive lectures around the topic of nutrition and overall health. All sessions are free! Check out the schedule of events below. 3/10 - 11a-11:45a- Nutrition for the Mature Woman 3/17 -

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New Perks of YWCA New Britain Fitness Membership

Beyond our friendly front desk staff, energized group fitness instructors, helpful personal trainers, and fabulous fitness center, YWCA New Britain now has some additional benefits to offer our fitness members!    $2 off tickets to any Monday night New Britain Bees baseball game The New Britain Bees are a proud member

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School Age Program Students Speak at Martin Luther King Day Event

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain students from the the School Age, STRIVE (Strength, Teamwork, Respect, Individuality, Vision, and Excellence) and HOT (House of Teens) programs were invited to speak at The City of New Britain Commemorates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. event at Angelico's Restaurant, where prominent representatives

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YWCA New Britain Maintains National NAEYC Accreditation

By Shaunna Cullen   YWCA New Britain has been re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize

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Jumpstart CCSU Brings Fun and Literacy to the YWCA

Jumpstart CCSU paid a visit at our YWCA in New Britain for its national campaign called: Read for the Record. This annual event inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of more children

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YWCA Amazon Wish List Makes Donating Easy

Holiday shopping season is around the corner!  Please consider adding YWCA to your list of people to buy for.  We have created a Wish List on Amazon for supplies and items that our programs need.  If you are a Prime member, you can even have items shipped directly to the

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