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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21-Day Stand Against Racism Challenge Launches April 4

Previously known as the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, the Stand Against Racism Challenge: A Virtual Community of Growth is the same program developed by YWCA and adapted nationwide. The SAR Challenge goes live Monday, April 4th, and continues (Monday –Friday) through May 2nd. The Stand Against Racism Challenge

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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 Preschool Enrolling Now

YWCA New Britain is currently enrolling for our preschool program. The YWCA provides high-quality, affordable year-round care and education four young children and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Preschool is a critically important step in preparing children for kindergarten. YWCA New Britain's

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