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YWCA Princeton on the Treatment of Caster Semenya

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

South African athlete Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 800-meter race. Recently, the Court for Arbitration of Sports ruled that Semenya’s naturally high levels of testosterone provide her with an unfair advantage. She is being given the ultimatum to take testosterone-lowering medication if she is to compete in any upcoming races. … Read More

Young Wonders Celebrate Earth Week

Monday, May 6, 2019

YWCA Princeton’s Young Wonders Child Development Center recently celebrated Earth Week by learning how to plant flowers. The children sorted and planted seeds, observed parts of the flower, and arranged bouquets for their parents. We value learning through experience and feel that appreciation for nature should start early! This exercise aligns with the teaching strategies … Read More

Latinas Unidas to Host a Job Fair

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

On Wednesday, May 22nd, Latinas Unidas will be hosting a Job Fair at the Turning Point United Methodist Church in Trenton thanks to a grant from the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber. Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes because interviews are done on-site. The event is from 10 am – 1 pm and those who … Read More

YWCA Princeton Watches Game of Thrones

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

And What Do We Say to Arya Stark’s Haters? Not Today. *this blog post contains GOT spoilers* Some people, apparently, are calling Game of Thrones character Arya Stark a “Mary Sue” after she defeated the Night King in this week’s highly anticipated, anxiety-inducing episode. What exactly is a “Mary Sue”? It’s a type of female … Read More

Town Topics Covers YWCA Princeton’s Anti-Bullying Collaboration with Kidsbridge

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Anne Levin of Town Topics recently interviewed YWCA Princeton CEO Judy Hutton to discuss the upcoming  Kidsbridge Anti-Bullying program that will be brought to the Young Wonders Child Development Center. Read the full article here. YWCA Princeton has two fundraising events to make this collaboration possible. To learn more, click here.

Young Wonders celebrates the WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Last week, our Young Wonders Child Development Center participated in the Week of the Young Child, a national event created by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating the importance of early learning. Here is a recap of each day! Music Monday: Our young wonders took to the hallways and Bramwell … Read More

An Outstanding Accomplishment

Friday, March 29, 2019

Latinas Unidas in Trenton celebrated the end of the ESL Winter class with 14 students completing the course. Nathaniel Philips, an ESL Instructor, noted: “We had a very productive semester in ESL at Latinas Unidas in Winter of 2019. It is wonderful to see students put in the effort and to advance over time. This … Read More

YWCA Princeton Leads by Example to Dismantle White Supremacy

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Recently, staff at YWCA Princeton who hold white privilege undertook work outlined by activist  Layla F. Saad to better understand the ways in which white supremacy is perpetuated and our roll in it. Julie Sullivan-Crowley, Director of Operations reflects on her experience in the following letter: “Organizations in and around Princeton do a good job … Read More

YWCA Robotics Captain Continues to Lead the Way in STEM

Saturday, March 2, 2019

YWCA Princeton is proud to congratulate Aparna Rajesh, Captain and lead programmer of the YWCA’s all-girls FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team. The National Center for Women and Technology just announced the AIC applications and Ms. Rajesh is among the top 8% nationally for her work in STEM.. She received a 2019 National Honor and a … Read More

YWCA Robotics Captains win NCWIT Award

Monday, February 25, 2019

YWCA Princeton congratulates Aparna Rajesh and Anjali Dhayagude, captains of its all-girls competitive Robotics teams, for winning two awards from the New Jersey affiliate of the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Aparna has been named Winner and Anjali has been named a Rising Star. “We are thrilled that Aparna and Anjali’s talents and leadership … Read More