By Shaunna Cullen The United Way Day of Caring offers people and businesses the opportunity to volunteer at non-profit agencies in the community. While United Way promotes community service volunteer efforts year-round, this day brings hundreds of people together to make a difference in the community. Last fall, YWCA New
By Shaunna Cullen 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
By Shaunna Cullen 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
By Shaunna Cullen 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
By Shaunna Cullen How does an extra $5,000 in your pocket sound? YWCA New Britain is excited to announce raffle tickets are now available for purchase! There are only 1,000 tickets being sold this year with the chance to win three different cash prizes: $500, $2,000 and $5,000. Tickets
By Michele Eathorne Brain development has been a hot topic in recent years within the field of early childhood development. Recently when I was reading the article "Building the Brain" by Katherine Stevens, I discovered new facts about babies' brain development that I wasn't aware of 21 years ago when my
By Shaunna Cullen 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
By Shaunna Cullen 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.