Dare to be Powerful

Monday, June 17, 2019

Last week, we attended the 2019 YWCA National Conference: “Dare to be Powerful” in Washington D.C.  Over 300 YWCA leaders came together to connect and learn through a series of workshops, panel discussions, and speeches. United in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, we are able to life one another up, and share best … Read More

Robotic Rockettes and Prototype G Present at SES: A Recap

Friday, June 14, 2019

On June 13th, our First Tech Challenge Robotics teams, the Robotic Rockettes and 11306 Prototype G presented their season highlights to staff members at SES. For three years, SES has generously sponsored the Robotics Program at YWCA Princeton, and without their continued support, the incredible work done in our Robotics Lab would not be possible. … Read More

Summer of Fun at YWCA Princeton

Friday, June 7, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, the summer fun begins! We have programs for children and adults that cover a wide range of interests. From summer STEM Club and ballet to aquatics at the Plainsboro pool, we’ve got something for everyone! If you have relatives visiting from abroad, consider enrolling them in the … Read More

Latinas Unidas Job Fair

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thanks to a generous grant from the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Development Fund, Latinas Unidas connected 11 companies with 150 potential new employees. Companies present included Staffing Alternatives, Comfort Keepers, Switlik Survival, System One, Staff Management Group, Accu Staffing, Express Employment Professional, Spherion Staffing, The Protocall Group, Lyneer Staffing, and Robert Half. … Read More

Prototype G Team Captain Wins FTC World Championship

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Recently, Aparna, team captain of Prototype G, was asked to act as an honorary member of team 9971 LANbros (the #1 ranked team in the state) drive team, where she and the team competed at—and won the entire FTC World Championship. She was also selected to be 1 of 4 NJ FTC Dean’s List Finalists … Read More

Kidsbridge Anti-Bullying Workshops at the Child Development Center–A Recap

Monday, May 20, 2019

Over the course of 3 weeks, 35 of the children at YWCA Princeton’s Young Wonders Child Development Center have participated in anti-bullying workshops lead by Kidsbridge, an organization dedicated to teaching children social-emotional skills, tolerance, and the value of diversity. YWCA Princeton CEO Judy Hutton recognized the importance of teaching young children the value of … Read More

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