On Wednesday, February 6th, YWCA Princeton hosted a visit from First Lady Mrs. Tammy Murphy and the NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson. YWCA Princeton Board President, Megan Adams, and CEO, Judy Hutton, shared the organization’s success and strategies in pursuit of its mission to end systemic racism and empower women. Programs like affordable childcare, English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency preparation and testing, support for breast cancer survivors, and STEM education all fill a vital need in pursuit of this mission.
The First Lady and the Commissioner went on a tour of the facilities and learned how YWCA Princeton’s mission-based programming is meeting crucial needs in Mercer County. Childcare is especially important as working families are challenged to find preschools that offer quality education and affordability. “Affordable childcare continues to be an issue in New Jersey,” said Judy Hutton, CEO. “Our community depends on the YWCA Princeton for affordable childcare and we are proud to offer the Child Development Center program for infants and toddlers.”
The First Lady and Commissioner also signed a pledge against racism, committing to do the hard work of ending racism through ongoing transformation of themselves and the institutions and structures of society.
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