House of Teens and STRIVE Go to NYC

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain’s House of Teens and STRIVE programs for middle and high school girls took a trip to New York City to explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The girls worked hard all year to raise funds the trip. They hosted several bake sales,

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Awards Grant to YWCA New Britain SACS

Our February 2018 CAT class at the New Britain Police Department The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a $90,000 grant to YWCA New Britain over the next three years to support our Sexual Assault Crisis Service’s (SACS) volunteer program. YWCA’s SACS program serves 46 towns in our state

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Why You Should Volunteer with YWCA Childcare

by Michele Eathorne There are many reasons a person might think about volunteering, maybe they have some more time on their hands or are looking to find a way to give back to their community. Did you know there are real proven benefits of volunteering, below are just a few: 

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United Way Day of Caring Comes to YWCA New Britain

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

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

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

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YWCA Raises Money to Support Breast Cancer Education and Research

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

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House of Teens Receive Grant from the Mayor’s Charitable Trophy Fund

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

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YWCA Celebrates Growth and Honors Volunteers at Annual Meeting

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

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Attendance Counts! YWCA Celebrates Perfect Attendance

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.

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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

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