YWCA Puts the Lights On Afterschool

On October 25, YWCA New Britain’s school age program joined a larger collective of over 8,000 events nationwide and hosted a Lights On Afterschool celebration highlighting the important role afterschool programs play in the lives of children, families, and communities. According to the Afterschool Alliance, 11.3 million children are alone and

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YWCA Celebrates the Season with 5th Annual Fall Family Festival

The 5th annual Fall Family Festival recently gave YWCA New Britain families the opportunity to come together and celebrate the season with festive crafts, local fresh foods, and entertainment.There was something for everyone to enjoy at the event, from pumpkin painting and a heart-healthy puppet show, to sing-a-longs, face painting,

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House of Teens Receive Grant from the Mayor’s Charitable Trophy Fund

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart recently surprised YWCA New Britain’s House of Teens with a $5,000 grant to support their program.Mayor Stewart said she has historically donated this money to the House of Teens (H.O.T.) because she believes the program really makes a difference for young women in the New

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Born to Move: Children’s Fitness Classes Come to YWCA

YWCA New Britain is excited to announce new Les Mills Born to Move fitness classes for children ages 4- 12 years. The main goals of these fitness classes are to build confidence, skill, and for children to socialize with others their own age."We make it our goal to prepare children

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YWCA Launches New Book Club

 YWCA New Britain is excited to announce the formation of a monthly Book Club. This group will meet the third Thursday of each month to discuss a book-of-the-month that has been chosen. This club is open to adult men and women who are YWCA members and guests, free of charge.

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STRIVE Plants Garden at Slade Middle School

YWCA New Britain's STRIVE after school program for middle school girls recently had the opportunity to work with New Britain ROOTS to build a garden at Slade Middle School.Over the past four years, the YWCA and ROOTS have been partners with the school district serving as community agencies for the

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Summer Sizzlers Students Celebrate Worldwide Olympic Day

A fun run and inspirational speech from former CCSU football player and New England Patriots running back Justise Hairston were organized for YWCA's Summer Sizzler participants at Walnut Hill Park to celebrate Worldwide Olympic Day, Friday, June 23, 2017. Olympic Day gives kids the opportunity to get active and learn

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YWCA Celebrates Growth and Honors Volunteers at Annual Meeting

The 107th 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 2016. Every year at the Annual Meeting we recognize outstanding volunteers and the invaluable work they

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Attendance Counts! YWCA Celebrates Perfect Attendance

YWCA New Britain preschool students with perfect attendance this school year were recently celebrated for their commitment to learning. According to a study conducted by Everyone Graduates Center in partnership with John Hopkins University, chronic absence in kindergarten is associated with lower academic performance in first grade. The impact is twice

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Family Literacy End of Year Celebration Showcases Student’s Achievements

The end of year celebration for YWCA New Britain's Family Literacy Center ESL (English as a Second Language) and GED (General Education Degree) students and their children is held every spring to celebrate the successes of the past year. This program is a partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut

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