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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.org, “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

YWCA Princeton Receives Grants from Investors Foundation to Provide Child Care Scholarships for Families in Need

Monday, November 25, 2019

YWCA Princeton recently received a $1,000 grant from Investors Foundation at the Young Wonders Child Development Center. The grant will help further YWCA Princeton’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women by supporting the child care program, which supports working families staying employed while knowing their children are receiving quality care and education. The grant … Read More

The Newcomers and Friends Club– 60 Years Strong

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Newcomers and Friends Club was formed on March 18th, 1959 around hot tea and good intentions. Through YWCA Princeton, a group of fifty women who had lived in the Princeton area for only two years or less were welcomed to a “Get Acquainted Dessert Tea”. What brought the women together that day was the … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Every Month at YWCA Princeton’s BCRC

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

If you’ve walked through downtown Princeton within the past few weeks, you may have noticed some pink bows displayed inside and outside of local businesses. Those bows are part of the Breast Cancer Resource Center’s mission to “paint the town pink” in October to honor women and families going through breast cancer, and remind them … Read More

Things to Consider During the #WeekWithoutViolence

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Throughout the #WeekWithoutViolence we will be sharing statistics and information about how gender-based violence affects our own community, our country, and the world. Certain groups are more affected than others—for example, women make up 86% of domestic violence victims. Within that social group, there are subgroups that are more susceptible to violence, such as Native … Read More