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Volunteer Voices: Rebecca Boley, BCRC Community Resource Coordinator Intern

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Since October, Rebecca Boley, a South Brunswick native, has been volunteering virtually with our Breast Cancer Resource Center as a Community Resource Coordinator Intern. In the interview below, Rebecca reflects on her involvement with the BCRC. How did you find out about the BCRC? I found the BCRC while I was searching for potential internship … Read More

Recapping Juneteenth in Trenton

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, YWCA Princeton joined numerous community organizations and local businesses at the Juneteenth Weekend Celebration hosted by the African American Cultural Collaboration of Mercer County in partnership with the New Jersey Legislative District 15 (Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson, and Assemblyman Anthony Verelli), and Outdoor Equity Alliance.  Representatives of our … Read More

A Special Message from The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton

Thursday, June 17, 2021

congratulations to our graduates!! We know the children graduating from our Butterflies and Dragonflies classrooms will go on to thrive in kindergarten, and beyond! Special thanks to Ms. Crystal, Ms. Heidy, Ms. Melissa, and Ms. Leena for all they’ve done leading up to this special occasion! Below is a congratulatory message from Tara O’Shea, Director … Read More

A Year in Review

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Although our daily routines have changed significantly in the past year, our mission remains the same: to eliminate racism and empower women. In our Year in Review, YWCA Princeton leaders share the highlights and challenges from their programs.    

Are Working Women Paying the Price of the Pandemic?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

This article was contributed by YWCA Princeton volunteer Meg Hobson In early 2020 women accomplished a workforce milestone, holding more than half of American jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A few months later the pandemic delivered a harsh blow to occupations and industries dominated by women and consequently, this landmark achievement. Meanwhile, … Read More

Waiting to Exhale

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

To our YW Family, Yesterday, our nation observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tomorrow, we will witness history made possible by his legacy: Kamala Harris—the first woman, a Black and Asian-American woman, and the daughter of immigrants—will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. But today, and for most of last … Read More

Program Highlights: English as a Second Language

Monday, December 28, 2020

For the third year in a row, we received a grant from the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage to provide arts-infused ESL classes to our students. Students participated in an online class called “Writing my World: Reading and Writing Culture through Literature.” Students read and discussed several iconic American short stories in order to uncover and … Read More

Program Highlights:The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton

Monday, December 21, 2020

We opened the doors to The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton four months ago. Although we are not currently providing walk-through tours (as a safety measure for children and staff), we are happy to share some highlights of what our classrooms have been doing! Princeton Public School Classroom Ms. Carissa and Señora … Read More