This week was a busy one! YWCA Princeton was mentioned in two Town Topics cover stories:
“PPS Seeks State Aid to Expand Preschool for 15 More Students” recaps a recent Princeton Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education (BOE) meeting. At the meeting, PPS Superintendent Steve Chochrane spoke about the importance of early childhood education, and how necessary it is in bridging the achievement gap. It is being recommended that the BOE submit a one-year preschool plan to expand learning opportunities for 15 children. If approved, the expansion class would be held at YWCA Princeton. In addition, the district is also considering relocating a preschool class currently at Community Park to YWCA Princeton.
“Newcomers and Friends Still Going Strong After 60 Years” gives an excellent summary profile of the Newcomers and Friends Club, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. YWCA Princeton CEO Judy Hutton, quoted in the article, said, “It is so much more than a social club. The mission is to eliminate racism and empower women, we believe in a world free from inequities and we consider NFC partners in that mission. Not only do they provide a welcoming place for women to connect, they advocate for social justice, they provide support to the YWCA programs . . . and they make this community a better place to live in.” The article also include quotes from current and former members, who recount fondly how the club changed their lives.