YWCA New Britain and CCSU Take a Stand Against Racism

In April, the YWCA Stand Against Racism event brought much needed attention and ideas to the New Britain community about how to heal trauma caused by urban renewal. Dr. Sylvia Jalil Gutierrez, a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), gave a brief history of downtown New Britain

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Why You Should Volunteer with YWCA Childcare

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: Become a part of

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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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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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Attendance Counts! YWCA Celebrates Perfect Attendance

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. The impact is twice

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Family Literacy End of Year Celebration Showcases Student’s Achievements

The end of year celebration for YWCA New Britain's Family Literacy Center ESL (English as a Second Language) and GED (General Education Degree) students and their children is held every spring to celebrate the successes of the past year. This program is a partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut

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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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