STRIVE Participates in Random Hacks of Kindness Hack-a-thon at Central Connecticut State University

Four members of YWCA New Britain’s STRIVE afterschool program for middle school girls attended Central Connecticut State University’s “Random Hacks of Kindness Hack-a-thon” to begin development of a smartphone app to be used by YWCA School Age parents.The focus of the Hack-a-thon was to provide an opportunity to nonprofits in

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Winter Wonderland Wows all in Attendance

Hundreds of people gathered on December 2nd at YWCA New Britain’s Winter Wonderland. This was the 5th annual event, and the best yet.The event is fun for the whole family and features a Yule Boutique shopping experience, a variety of children’s activities, a dance performance, and much more. Local businesses

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YWear Gear Comes to YWCA New Britain

Just in time for holiday shopping, YWCA New Britain is launching an online clothing store.The virtual store features cozy pull-over and zip up hoodies, hats, fleece vests, children’s t-shirts and even a onesie for the youngest members of the family. A percentage of proceeds from sales goes directly to YWCA programs.“Our

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24th Annual Evening of Treasures Auction a Huge Success

YWCA’s 24th Annual Evening of Treasures Auction was a boot-stompin' good time! This year’s theme was Honky Tonk Blues, and many guests participated by dressing down with jeans, cowboy boots and hats, and flannel or checkered shirts.Silent auction items displayed on tables stretched around the greenhouse at Farmington Gardens. Among

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YWCA Raises Money to Support Breast Cancer Education and Research

Participants in this year’s Pedal for Pink Spinathon spun the morning away to raise money to benefit the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CTBHI) and local breast cancer research and education.Teams of four switched off every hour, teams of two split the four-hour event between them, and single riders pushed through

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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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