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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Indoor Soccer Classes Come to YWCA

YWCA New Britain Youth Sports is now offering four-week indoor soccer classes. These classes are designed to help your child’s skills stay in tip-top shape during the soccer off-season or to introduce them to a new sport. Head coach Mirza Smajic has been playing soccer since he was 4 years

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Stand Against Racism with YWCA & CCSU

YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism will be held April 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Founder’s Hall (located in Davidson Hall) at Central Connecticut State University. YWCA calls all individuals to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism to unite our community in a bold demonstration that

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3 Simple Secrets for Forming Your Fitness Habit

When it comes to exercise there are two extremes: those who know they should be exercising but don’t really want to – and those who make exercise an integral part of everyday life. The majority of people sit somewhere in the middle. For most of us, the biggest secret to

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New Birthday Party Themes and Packages

Planning a birthday party at YWCA New Britain is a piece of cake! We have created new party themes and price packages for 2018. No matter what your interest or budget, we can customize a birthday party that is as fun and unique as your child.Each party has an event

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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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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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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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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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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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