Joint Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Joint statement from the YWCAs of Connecticut (Greenwich, Hartford, and New Britain) on the Buffalo Shooting. May 2022.

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Women in Leadership Luncheon Returns May 12

YWCA’s Biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon will be held May 12, 2022, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. There are so many women in our community who serve as leaders in their families, workplaces, schools, and towns. The Women in Leadership Luncheon celebrates and honors these women and female

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Joint CT YWCA Statement on Arbery Verdict

On Wednesday, Greg McMichael and his son Travis McMichael, along with their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, were found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. These three White men—acting as vigilantes—hunted Ahmaud down and murdered him as he went for a jog. Greg McMichael’s 911 call revealed the reason for their pursuit,

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YWCA Accepting Applications from New Britain Area Organizations for the 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Support Project

The YWCA, with funding from The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, is partnering with SEET Consulting to assist New Britain area organizations interested in integrating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into their operations and practice. The social justice movements of 2020 have given rise to a realization that

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YWCA New Britain Joins YWCA USA in Standing for Reproductive Freedom at the Supreme Court

Right now, the state of Mississippi is working diligently to overturn Roe v. Wade and with it, the reproductive freedom of every person in this country. If successful, this generation would be the nation’s first in almost 50 years to come of age without the constitutional right to pre-viability abortion care. We

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YWCA Expands House of Teens Programming Through CDC Funding

More than 150 community-based organizations throughout the United States, including YWCA New Britain, have been awarded grants from the CDC Foundation to aid health equity and vaccination efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. YWCA New Britain’s House of Teens program, located in the East Side Community Center (ESCC) at 600 East

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YWCA Statement on Texas Law S.B. 8

On September 1, 2021, a Texas law that bans abortions at six weeks went into effect after the Supreme Court and a federal appeals court failed to rule on pending emergency requests brought by abortion providers.  We are devastated that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a law

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School of Dance Alumni Reunite for Classes

This July, over 30 YWCA New Britain School of Dance alumni returned to their dance school for another class instructed by Performing Arts & Athletics Director Chris Kuzia. The four-week session featured alumni dancers from the class of 1998 all the way to 2020 who were visiting from as far

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YWCA and Partners Expand Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Services

Thanks to funding from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC), YWCA New Britain and The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) are expanding Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visiting services in New Britain. PAT is an evidence-based program that helps families learn about child development, health and safety, and strong

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Fall Dance and Karate Class Registration Now Open

Fall 2021 registration for YWCA's School of Dance and Institute of Martial Arts is now open. The YWCA New Britain School of Dance is the #1 dance studio in New Britain. We strive to empower our students to build confidence and self-esteem while bringing out the grace and beauty in

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