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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How to Inspire Play With Loose Parts

By Michele Eathorne Loose parts are materials that children can use to carry, design, restructure, manipulate, line up, combine, take apart and put back together. They are a collection of wonderful, everyday materials that can be found around the house. The wonderment of loose parts is that they don’t come

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3 Ways Instructors Can Encourage Creative Expression Within Dance

By Rebecca Swol   A common misconception in dance instruction is that since choreographed dance routines involve a group of dancers doing the same motions at the same time, they do not allow dancers to express their individual talents. Teaching whole-group choreography for the sake of team building and social

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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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Where Are Your Deadlifts Going Wrong?

By Emma Hogan The deadlift is a fundamental strength training move that’s hard to beat. But if you want to maximize the benefits you need to know where you could be going wrong – and it all comes down to your elbows. Why we love deadlifts The deadlift is undoubtedly

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Elder Sexual Violence: The Abuse We Can Never Imagine Happening

By C.J. Boggs Bernier According to AARP, there are 76.4 million baby boomers in the U.S and more than 3 million of them are already in their 70’s and 80’s. Many families are transitioning into the sandwich generation, taking care of elderly parents and still caring for children at home. 

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STRIVE Plants Garden at Slade Middle School

By Shaunna Cullen 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

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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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