In Memory of a YW Woman on a Mission

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Amanda DeAngelis (also known by her maiden name, Sileo) joined the YW in 2017 as a Communications and Marketing Manager, and was an inaugural member of the NEXT GEN Board. She was a passionate advocate of the YWCA mission and a champion of women’s rights. As a volunteer phone operator for Womanspace’s hotline, Amanda knew how to … Read More

Meet our New Team Members!

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Our team is growing! We recently hired new staff members in our Administrative and Finance departments, as well as at The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton. Interested in joining the YW? Click here to view our open roles, and read our blog post below to learn more about our newest team members, … Read More

What and why you should know about Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

March is Triple-negative Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It accounts for up to 15% of all breast cancer diagnoses, and is particularly prevalent in women under 40–which is younger than the age most women can access annual mammograms. Triple-negative breast cancer is also more common among Black and Latina women, and advances faster than other forms … Read More

Reflecting on Strive’s First Cohort

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

by Brigitte Jean-Louis, Director of Advocacy The snacks were put out, my screen was shared, and I had our brand-new student laptops set up. That Monday morning I greeted each student as they walked through the door and led them into the conference room at YWCA Princeton. Once all seven arrived, our Strive journey began. … Read More

4 Ways to Shop and Support the YW During the Holidays

Monday, November 28, 2022

With the holidays coming up, there’s nothing better than a gift that gives back! Shopping at any of these local and national options are a great way to support the YW as well as local artists while getting unique and thoughtful gifts. Stop by the YWCA Princeton Pop-up Gallery at MarketFair! Select art pieces are … Read More

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