Women’s Leadership Workshop Addresses Workplace Incivility

New Britain community leaders recently gathered at YWCA’s Women’s Leadership Workshop- Beyond #MeToo & #TimesUp: What You Can Really Do To Create a Safe and Civil Workplace.  The interactive workshop and discussion addressed sexual violence and harassment in the workplace and what organizational leaders can do to create a culture

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House of Teens and STRIVE Go to NYC

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, a Valentine’s Day

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

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277"] Our February 2018 CAT class at the New Britain Police Department[/caption]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

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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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United Way Day of Caring Comes to YWCA New Britain

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 Britain was paired with

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

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 opportunity to nonprofits in

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Where Are Your Deadlifts Going Wrong?

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 deadliftsThe deadlift is undoubtedly one of the best ways

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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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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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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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