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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YWCA Xcel Competitive Gymnasts Recognized by Common Council of New Britain

YWCA New Britain’s Xcel competitive gymnastics team athletes were recognized by the Common Council of the City of New Britain for their dedication and achievements in recent competitions.All 14 team members made the cut in their division to qualify for the Xcel Gymnastics statewide competition. Each level has an "All Around"

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Can’t Stop the Feeling Dance Recital Dazzles All in Attendance

This year’s dance recital for YWCA New Britain’s School of Dance was “a huge success!” according to Performing Art Director Chris Kuzia.For the first time, the show for both our New Britain and Bristol studios had the same theme- "Can’t Stop the Feeling.”  Children ages two all the way up to 18

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YWCA Receives $10,000 Grant From the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded YWCA New Britain a $10,000 grant to support family literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.“We really appreciate the support of

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YWCA New Britain Honors Exceptional Women Leaders in Central CT

Over 400 friends and family gathered to honor women leaders, and up and coming student leaders, in the central Connecticut community at YWCA New Britain's 17th Biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon.The honorees were saluted for their extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments.  Each honoree promotes the YWCA mission of eliminating racism

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YWCA Celebrates the Week of the Young Child

YWCA New Britain celebrated the Week of the Young Child April 24 to 28.  The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.This year, teachers centered their activity planning on STEM (Science,

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YWCA Offers New Group Exercise Class for Expectant and New Moms

Calling all mamas! YWCA New Britain is offering a new group exercise class called FitMama.FitMama exercise classes incorporate abdominal strength, toning, and low impact cardio for pregnant moms, or for new moms who want to bring their 0-18 month babies to class.  Baby-wearing mamas should bring soft-structure, inward facing carriers

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School Age Hosts Carnival for Preschool Students

YWCA New Britain's school age program hosted an indoor carnival during spring vacation week for the preschool students. "This is a wonderful event for our programs.  The school age children are very involved in planning, organizing, setting-up and running the event.  Seeing the planning of the carnival through from beginning to end also

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