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

Martha’s Story

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A beautiful journey, orchestrated by the BCRC This blog post was contributed by Martha O., a member of our Breast Cancer Resource Center. Twenty years ago, I heard the words no woman wants to hear: you have breast cancer. And while 20 years has provided distance and space, my memories of that time in my … Read More

Volunteer Voices: Interview with Joyce Deutsch, ESL Teacher

Thursday, May 26, 2022

What inspired you to teach English as a Second Language? Early in my teen years I discovered that I wanted to teach children.  I majored in Early Childhood Education at Brooklyn College and eventually earned my Master’s Degree there as well.  I taught for a few years before having my children.  Even though I didn’t … Read More

Staff Stories: Interview with Shoshana Gutschow, ESL Teacher

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In our latest staff interview, we spoke with Shoshana Gutschow, who has been teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for nearly 60 years. She’s spent the last several years teaching with our program and has helped hundreds of students throughout her career. Shoshana helps make our impact possible, and we appreciate the opportunity to … Read More

Meet our 2022 Stand Against Racism Panelists

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Join us for a virtual panel discussion Wednesday, April 27, featuring local experts in education and diversity, equity, and inclusion that will examine the origins and dispel misconceptions of Critical Race Theory. Breakout conversations as well as a Q&A session will follow the panel, which will be moderated by YWCA Princeton Mission Chair and Board … Read More

Interview with Ms. Tessa, Lead Teacher of our Sunflowers Classroom

Monday, March 7, 2022

Ms. Tessa has been the Lead Teacher in the Sunflowers classroom for six years. She is originally from St. Lucia and has dedicated over fifteen years of her career to helping children develop holistically. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and motivates her students with the quote, “Do your best and nothing less.” Ms. Tessa … Read More

An Interview with YWCA Princeton ESL Instructor Brandy Frank

Friday, March 4, 2022

Meet Brandy Brandy has been an instructor with our English as a Second Language program for almost fifteen years. Prior to joining the YW, she was involved with Literacy New Jersey as a tutor and tutor trainer in Mercer County.  In 2004, she co-founded a free adult ESL program serving the Princeton area called “Voyage … Read More

YWomen Vote and What VAWA Means for Survivors

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The following blog post was contributed by Advocacy and Development Intern Frances C. “Today we know that one in three women will experience domestic violence and more than three women are murdered by their partners each day.”  These are terrifying odds.   Domestic violence is an issue which affects people from all backgrounds, ages, races, … Read More