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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YWCA Book Club Announces 2018 Line-Up

By Shaunna Cullen This year’s selection of books for YWCA New Britain’s Book Club offers a variety of genres from the coming-of-age story Wonder, by R.J. Palacio to a suspense novel, Room by Emma Donoghue. Starting back up in February, participants will gather every second Thursday of each month from

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YWCA Launches New Book Club

By Shaunna Cullen   YWCA New Britain is excited to announce the formation of a monthly Book Club. This group will meet the third Thursday of each month to discuss a book-of-the-month that has been chosen. This club is open to adult men and women who are YWCA members and

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Family Literacy End of Year Celebration Showcases Student’s Achievements

By Shaunna Cullen 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

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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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The Cat in the Hat Visits Classrooms for Read Across America Week

By Shaunna Cullen The first week of March, YWCA New Britain’s childcare classrooms participated in Wild, Wacky Week, which is a part of the larger Read Across America Week campaign. This campaign began 20 years ago in 1997 by the National Education Association’s reading task force as a way to get

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Using Sound Experiences to Help Children Learn

By Tracey Madden-Hennessey “Sound is invisible, but it’s a tremendously powerful force…for better or worse, it shapes your brain and how you learn.”  These are the words of biologist and researcher Nina Kraus, Northwest University, who specializes in the impact of sound on brain development.  In a recent newsletter published

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