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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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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STRIVE Plants Garden at Slade Middle School

YWCA New Britain's STRIVE after school program for middle school girls recently had the opportunity to work with New Britain ROOTS to build a garden at Slade Middle School.Over the past four years, the YWCA and ROOTS have been partners with the school district serving as community agencies for the

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Summer Sizzlers Students Celebrate Worldwide Olympic Day

A fun run and inspirational speech from former CCSU football player and New England Patriots running back Justise Hairston were organized for YWCA's Summer Sizzler participants at Walnut Hill Park to celebrate Worldwide Olympic Day, Friday, June 23, 2017. Olympic Day gives kids the opportunity to get active and learn

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YWCA Celebrates Growth and Honors Volunteers at Annual Meeting

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 the invaluable work they

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6 Reasons to Love Cycling

Cycling may conjure up images of tight outfits and packs of riders training outdoors, but that’s not the whole picture. Indoor cycling can get you the same impressive results. Those killer legs you’ve noticed pumping at the pedals can be yours. A cycling class combines a range of cycling styles

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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 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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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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