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100 Years: A legacy of healing and community

Thursday, November 3, 2022

If you shopped at a local business or even visited the YW in the past month, you’ve probably seen our pink bows to promote the BCRC during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know most of them were made by volunteers at ZS Associates, a business here in Princeton? As the Support Services Coordinator of the BCRC, … Read More

100 Years: A legacy of serving kids and families

Thursday, November 3, 2022

It’s a crisp autumn morning. My day starts early, at 6:45 am, and I am scattering pumpkins on the lawn outside our building. Within the hour, kids begin arriving to The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton. As always, that first hour is hectic, but from practice, it runs seamlessly. Parents say their goodbyes, secure … Read More

October Advocacy Updates

Saturday, October 1, 2022

YWomen Vote It’s October, which means elections are less than one month away. The only thing more important than exercising your right to vote, is to be an informed voter. Vote 411 gives you a sample ballot for your district and will tell you where each of the candidates stand on various issues. All 435 … Read More

A Recap of Shutdown Week

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Every August, our childcare program closes down for one week before the first day of school in order to prepare for the new year. This year, we used our annual shutdown week as an opportunity to bring our entire staff on-site to undergo Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training, team building, and presentations from our leadership … Read More

Nochebuena’s Story

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Ready for Work (and Whatever’s Next!) Nochebuena has completed multiple courses in our English as a Second Language program, and continues to excel as she gains confidence through our goal-oriented classes and 1:1 practice opportunities. She recently shared, “I have seen so much improvement…The Workplace Readiness classes and especially the course on English for Specific … Read More

George’s Story

Monday, June 27, 2022

Preparing for Milestones and Making Memories at the YW When George joined our childcare program–the same one that his mom, Tatiana attended herself–he was 4 years old and had a natural love for learning. However, his family was in the midst of a difficult divorce, which started impacting his behavior in preschool. These behaviors could’ve … Read More

Statement from YWCA Princeton CEO Tay Walker

Friday, June 24, 2022

SUPREME COURT DECISION OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE As a mother, childcare provider, and leader of a racial and gender justice organization, I am devastated by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This landmark legislation has protected a woman’s right to choose for almost 50 years, and today, our country took a giant step backwards in … Read More