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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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

Photo credit: New Britain City JournalBuilding 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 they may require. Mary Floyd

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STRIVE and House of Teens Programs Go On Higher Education Tour

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 tours came to fruition

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