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Summer of STEM at YWCA Princeton: A Recap

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Throughout the summer, our robotics interns, Maya and Sam, have been guiding activities in the PCV Robotics Camp, Summer Stem Club, giving weekly STEM presentations to students at the CDC, and mentoring YWCA Robotics teams. They recently recapped their experience in a presentation delivered to YWCA Princeton staff and Board members. Each week of the … Read More

A Look at Toni Morrison’s Legacy

Monday, August 12, 2019

We were extremely saddened by the news of Toni Morrison’s passing. She was an incredible author, educator, mother, and Princeton resident. One of our interns, Aneeqah, had heard of Toni Morrison, but shared that she hasn’t (yet) read any of her works. Many of the topics and ideas Toni Morrison wrote about resonate with us, … Read More

#WhitePeopleAgainstRacism– Beyond the Hashtag

Sunday, July 28, 2019

#WhitePeopleAgainstRacism is the #1 trending hashtag on Twitter and we love to see it–allies are incredibly important in the mission to eliminate racism and empower women. The hashtag is a great way to mobilize people and sends a strong message, but it needs to be followed up with action. So, here are three ways you … Read More

U.S. 1 Summer Fiction Series Includes Work by YWCA Princeton Staff

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Haley Gorda, our Communications and Marketing Manager, recently submitted a short story for the annual U.S 1 Summer Fiction Series. Her story, “What Will the Neighbors Think?” was published this week. The story is about the speculation that surrounds an unlikely friendship between a young single mother and an older man. It is a lighthearted … Read More

Girl on a Mission–YWCA Princeton’s Intern Participates in Girl Up Leadership Summit

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

One of YWCA Princeton’s many awesome interns, Aneeqah, recently participated in the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. We’re proud to work with dedicated interns who take initiative to learn more about leadership and empowering women. Aneeqah wrote about her experiences at the summit: Starting Monday, July 15, Girl Up held its 10th annual … Read More

YWCA Princeton Stands with the Squad

Friday, July 19, 2019

The divisive tweets and chants urging freshmen congresswomen of color to “go home” are morally unacceptable and incompatible with American values. YWCA USA, VoteRunLead, IGNITE, and United State of Women  released a statement which we fully endorse:   “Rally cries and tweets calling for four elected women of color to “go back home” have, once … Read More

The Opposite of Love is not Hate, It’s Indifference

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

On Friday, YWCA Princeton proudly stood in solidarity with the immigrant community, and all of those who are enduring inhumane conditions at the U.S detention centers by participating in the #LightsforLiberty vigil in Hinds Plaza. The vigil in Princeton was part of a global demonstration to voice our collective disgust with the policies that separate … Read More

The True Events That Inspired Netflix’s ‘When They See Us’

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

In 1989, a jogger was sexually assaulted in Central Park. Five young men of color– Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise, all of whom were between the ages of 14 – 16 were picked up by police officers and arrested for the crime. It is speculated that the boys, most … Read More

Happy Pride Month from YWCA Princeton

Monday, June 24, 2019

“We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers,” and we’re sure grateful for the angelic troublemakers at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice. Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber and Carol Watchler continuously work to inspire and empower LGBTQIA youth through providing a safe space for self-expression. We were so fortunate to attend Princeton’s … Read More

ACT NOW – Help Us Keep Affordable Child Care

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

We need your help to make child care affordable! Yesterday, the New Jersey Legislature introduced its version of the state’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which included an additional $9 million for the child care subsidy rate to help pay for the first increase in the minimum wage on July 1st. In order for child … Read More