YWCA Princeton has been the heart of a vibrant community, serving Mercer County and Central NJ by providing opportunities that are educational, recreational and inspirational. More than a not-for-profit organization, we are a movement, advocating to eliminate racism and empower women in all we do.
We offer an array of classes throughout the year and our Class Listings can always be found at our Welcome Desk, at www.ywcaprinceton.org, or by calling (609) 497-2100 Ext. 0.
Did you know our YWCA was the first place in our region where a woman could swim in public? And our first racially integrated pool? In fact, our Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) came to be when several women who had experienced mastectomies joined together for a gentle water aquatics program. Today, our BCRC offers a wig and prosthesis boutique, as well as a variety of wellness programs, private and group counseling sessions, community outreach initiatives, a transportation and meal program, and a "pink peddle" bicycle program. Our newest attraction is a Princess Warrior head-shaving program to empower those facing hair loss.
The Nursery School at the YWCA Princeton provides a safe, nurturing environment in which all children can flourish. This past June, our Pre-K graduated 20 children representing 13 countries and six different languages...all 100% ready for Kindergarten. We offer high-quality, specialized care in addition to before and after school day care. Our After School Program in the public schools makes available specialized enrichment programs. And, we offer week-long camps during the spring vacation and winter school breaks.
Our popular Summer Youth Camps offer a variety of exercise, creative fun, and loads of activities. Campers can participate by the week or the entire summer!
For decades, our Newcomers Club has welcomed those new to the area hosting workshops, outings, socials, and “Friday with Friends.” And our English as a Second Language Program has helped English-learners in a number of ways, including assistance along the path to citizenship, and the High School Equivalency examination process.
Special events are held throughout the year such as our magical Cinderella Ball, Father-Daughter Valentine Dance, Adult Dancing, NJ State Judo Championships, Women’s Empowerment Workshops, Women’s Equality Day and much more. Our signature events include the annual ETS Firecracker 5K Walk/Run, “In the Pink” Fashion Show, Tribute to Women Awards Dinner, and Crafters’ Marketplace. And our Annual Friends Luncheon acknowledges the highly-committed group of volunteers who govern us, and the generous donors who support our vision.
Most all classes and camps are held at our main campus located at 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ, 08540 and our historic Bramwell House. Our pools are located at 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, and at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, 90 Grover’s Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536. You may call us at (609) 497-2100 ext. 0 for more information. We hope you’ll become a member! Or a volunteer! Or a donor!