In 2012, the YWCA Princeton is celebrating its 90th Anniversary! We encourage everyone to reconnect and celebrate this historic milestone with us. Come join in the celebration at any of our events this year, For nearly a century, we have been the cornerstone of the community positively impacting the lives of thousands of local families, women, and children. We invite you to take a class, give a class as a gift, make a donation, or become a member. We look forward to seeing you!
The YWCA Princeton is proud to celebrate a historic milestone – our 90th anniversary. For nine decades, we have been the “heart of the community”. When we received our charter in 1922, the world was a much different place. Our roots started at the time of the World War I.
Our Hospitality Lounge on Nassau Street served as a registry for housing and employment service for locals. Women and girls raised funds providing a lounge for visitors, shoppers, and various women’s groups who did not have space in which to meet.
Always present in resolving issues in the lives of women, girls, and families, we went on to provide various much needed services and programs. As women entered the workforce, we provided skills and language training. Classes evolved to include recreational activities for the entire family. Thousands have enjoyed our summer camps, early childhood education, and aquatics programming. Our Newcomers Club has been welcoming those new to the area for more than 50 years. We founded a Breast Cancer Resource Center, a Racial Justice Institute, and an annual Stand Against Racism Day.
For nine decades, we have welcomed those from near and far, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, financial strata, or geographic location. Our members hail from Princeton and the Windsors, Hopewell to Hamilton, Lawrence to Cranbury, and all points in between. We have activities for those as young as 4 months to centurions.
We invite you to check back as we will be adding more highlights, photos, and activities throughout the year.
If you are not currently a member, become one today! As tens of thousands know, if it’s happening…it’s happening at the YWCA Princeton. Click here to become a member. And as we say, “Join us. Join a community.”