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

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YWCA New Britain Honors Exceptional Women Leaders in Central CT

By Shaunna Cullen 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

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YWCA Celebrates the Week of the Young Child

By Shaunna Cullen 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

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YWCA Offers New Group Exercise Class for Expectant and New Moms

by Shaunna Cullen 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

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School Age Hosts Carnival for Preschool Students

By Shaunna Cullen 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

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YWCA to Honor Women Leaders in Connecticut

YWCA New Britain will be hosting its 17th biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will recognize women in central Connecticut who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and outstanding achievements. More than 600 women

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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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