Improvements Continue

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Stacks of building material for our new roof

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 part of many of our programs: dance classes and recitals, fitness sessions for breast cancer survivors, graduation for Young Wonders students, Newcomers’ Friday with Friends, and community events.

Dance Recital, W Center Spring 2018
Thought Provoking Talks, W Center Summer 2018
PPS Board of Education Candidate Panel, W Center Fall 2018

Unfortunately, rainfall in September and October resulted in ceiling leaks. Repairing that damage is one of our top priorities. Our goal is to get the W Center back into rotation as soon as possible.

Other improvements started this summer with parking lot repaving, then came the removal of the canopy between the YWCA and the YMCA, and most recently, new and inviting furniture for the main lobby. Not visible, but certainly very important, is the just completed replacement of the sewer line that services Bramwell House and all the programming and events in that building: classes for English as a second language, book clubs, Newcomers’ groups, and mission advancement.

As outlined by our current strategic plan, improving our facilities remains one of our top priorities (along with advancing our mission and advocacy work; attracting more women and girls of color; and improving data collection and decision making from that data). In coming months, improvements will continue in keeping with our commitment to maintaining our valuable community asset.