Staff Spotlight: Tara O’Shea

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Tara O’Shea is the Director of Childcare and Programs. She began her career at YWCA Princeton as a lifeguard in the Aquatics program, and later became the Director of Programs in 2007. In 2019, she became the Director of Childcare and Programs. Throughout the various programs she manages, from Summer Programs, to Dance and Robotics, … Read More

Sukkah Village Princeton

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

WHAT IS A SUKKAH? Biblical in origin, the Sukkah is an impermanent, elemental shelter, erected for one week each October, in which it is customary to share meals, sleep, entertain and celebrate. A Sukkah is a hut-like structure that the Jews lived in during the 40 years of travel through the wilderness after the exodus … Read More

Volunteer Voices: Aneeqah, Advocacy Intern

Friday, August 20, 2021

Aneeqah is a high school student from West Windsor, New Jersey. She’s been volunteering and interning with the Development Department for two years with a focus on advocacy and social media. Throughout her time with us, she’s met with staffers for Senator Shirley Turner and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to discuss advocacy in government, contributed … Read More

Volunteer Voices: Rebecca Boley, BCRC Community Resource Coordinator Intern

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Since October, Rebecca Boley, a South Brunswick native, has been volunteering virtually with our Breast Cancer Resource Center as a Community Resource Coordinator Intern. In the interview below, Rebecca reflects on her involvement with the BCRC. How did you find out about the BCRC? I found the BCRC while I was searching for potential internship … Read More

Recapping Juneteenth in Trenton

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, YWCA Princeton joined numerous community organizations and local businesses at the Juneteenth Weekend Celebration hosted by the African American Cultural Collaboration of Mercer County in partnership with the New Jersey Legislative District 15 (Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson, and Assemblyman Anthony Verelli), and Outdoor Equity Alliance.  Representatives of our … Read More

A Special Message from The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton

Thursday, June 17, 2021

congratulations to our graduates!! We know the children graduating from our Butterflies and Dragonflies classrooms will go on to thrive in kindergarten, and beyond! Special thanks to Ms. Crystal, Ms. Heidy, Ms. Melissa, and Ms. Leena for all they’ve done leading up to this special occasion! Below is a congratulatory message from Tara O’Shea, Director … Read More

A Year in Review

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Although our daily routines have changed significantly in the past year, our mission remains the same: to eliminate racism and empower women. In our Year in Review, YWCA Princeton leaders share the highlights and challenges from their programs.    

Are Working Women Paying the Price of the Pandemic?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

This article was contributed by YWCA Princeton volunteer Meg Hobson In early 2020 women accomplished a workforce milestone, holding more than half of American jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A few months later the pandemic delivered a harsh blow to occupations and industries dominated by women and consequently, this landmark achievement. Meanwhile, … Read More