Advocacy Update–Three New Laws and What They’ll Accomplish

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Three important bills that will promote racial and gender equity were signed into law this month. Here’s some background on the bills–what they are, why we support their passing, and what communities will be empowered. Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act (also known as the Crown Act) This law makes it … Read More

Looking Back On Our Year

Thursday, December 19, 2019

As 2019 winds down, we’re looking back at some of our favorite moments from the past year! First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Visit On Wednesday, February 6th,  we were honored to receive a visit from Tammpy Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey, and the NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson. During their visit, First … Read More

YWCA Princeton’s Arts-Infused English as a Second Language Receives Grant from Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

Monday, December 16, 2019

PRINCETON, New Jersey, December 16, 2019— YWCA Princeton’s English as a Second Language program will offer an arts-infused course for a second year. The course, beginning in 2020, will simultaneously advance students’ English language skills along with painting. This program is made possible, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding … Read More

How Long Have Women Really Had the Right to Vote?

Monday, December 9, 2019

The new year is right around the corner. And soon after, Black History Month, and then, Women’s History Month. 2020 will certainly be a big year–it’ll mark 100 years since the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote. But is that really accurate? When we say “women have had the right to … Read More

In Case You Missed It: YWCA Princeton Featured Twice in Town Topics Newspaper

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

This week was a busy one! YWCA Princeton was mentioned in two Town Topics cover stories: “PPS Seeks State Aid to Expand Preschool for 15 More Students” recaps a recent Princeton Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education (BOE) meeting. At the meeting, PPS Superintendent Steve Chochrane spoke about the importance of early childhood education, and … Read More

What is GivingTuesday?

Monday, December 2, 2019

Right now, your inbox and Facebook newsfeed might be full of messages about GivingTuesday. So, what is it? According to, “GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.” Founded in 2012, the initiative has raised … Read More