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YWCA Princeton participates at the NJ Family Festival hosted by First Lady Tammy Murphy

Monday, December 10, 2018

YWCA Princeton was proud to participate in the 2nd NJ Family Festival that was hosted by First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Office, Trenton Health Team, Trenton Public Schools, City of Trenton, and The Nicholson Foundation. The festival, that involved over 180 organizations in the planning process, was held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School … Read More

YWCA Princeton Announces Honorees for the 2019 Tribute to Women Awards

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

YWCA Princeton is thrilled to announce the honorees of the 2019 Tribute to Women Awards, who will be recognized at the signature event on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Hyatt Regency Princeton. Eight exemplary women will join over 300 women who have been the recipients of this prestigious award over the last four decades. The 2019 Tribute to Women Award … Read More

Latinas Unidas celebrates Thanksgiving in a special way

Friday, November 23, 2018

Our Latinas Unidas program had a special Thanksgiving celebration this year! ESL students from different countries like Venezuela, Mexico, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, & Costa Rica, along with the staff and teachers of the program came together to celebrate the holiday. Students learned about Thanksgiving, listened to a Thanksgiving story, wrote what they were thankful for, … Read More

Princeton Chamber of Commerce Awards $10,000 Grant

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

YWCA Princeton was recently announced as one of the winners of the regional 2018 Community Development Awards by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. With grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 the Princeton Regional Chamber, in partnership with the Chamber Foundation and the Princeton Area Community Foundation has provided over $200,000 in grants to not-for-profit … Read More

Help Provide Holiday Gifts to Children & Families

Friday, November 2, 2018

YWCA Princeton’s St. Nicholas Project is seeking help to spread cheer this holiday season. The project provides holiday presents to help local families in need. Gifts can be donated by community members, individuals, families and businesses. The St. Nicholas Project was founded in 2000 by Princeton resident and long-time YWCA supporter Jill Jachera, who saw … Read More

YWCA Robotics at Black Women & Girls Caucus

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

On Saturday, October 27th, members of the YWCA Princeton’s Robotics team attended the second annual In Her Power Conference, hosted by the Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls. Three members of Prototype G, an all-girls competitive Robotics team at the YWCA Princeton, participated in a day of learning devoted to the empowerment of Black … Read More

Improvements Continue

Friday, October 26, 2018

  Have you noticed the stacks of white material atop our building? Following an early autumn of unprecedented rainfall, work to replace our roof is underway.   Inside, things are happening as well. Whether you know it as the W Center or the APR (All Purpose Room), since the 1950s our auditorium has been a vital … Read More

Community Health Fair, Asm. Roy Freiman Visits

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

On Saturday, October 13th, the YWCA Princeton’s Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) hosted its second Community Health Fair. Over two hundred attendees came to the Community Health Fair to access free health services and education. In total, the Community Health Fair provided 49 blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, 34 mammograms, 30 clinical breast exams, … Read More

YWCA Princeton’s Needlework Classes To End

Monday, October 8, 2018

As of this fall, the YWCA Princeton’s Needlework Class will no longer be offered.  Instructor, Jane Sweeney, who has been teaching this popular class for the past 30 years, will be moving on.  Many of her students have said, “It feels like the end of an era”. Since 1987, Jane Sweeney has taught a wide … Read More

YWCA Princeton Receives $1,500 Grant From Investors Foundation

Thursday, October 4, 2018

YWCA Princeton recently received a $1,500 grant from Investors Foundation. This grant will help further YWCA Princeton’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, by providing scholarship funding that will assist families with young children enrolled in our Princeton-based Bilingual Nursery School. The funding allows low-income Latino parents to provide their children with a vital … Read More