our mission in action
All of our programs at YWCA Princeton aim to advance our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. We strive to empower through education and create opportunities for personal and professional growth and advancement, often to address byproducts of inequity. Our year-round antiracism efforts include community collaborations, hosting panel discussions, providing educational resources and inspiring action.
Learn more about our programs below, and click here to read testimonials from community members directly impacted and supported by our work.
YWCA Princeton founded Stand Against Racism with the former YWCA Trenton in 2007. It has since become a signature campaign of YWCA USA and all YWCAs across the nation. Stand Against Racism is a year-long campaign to unite our voices to educate, promote, and advocate for racial justice. Through this campaign, we invite our community to take a stand with us against racism.
YWCA supports improving access to quality, affordable, and accessible early childhood programs as a means of reducing barriers to successful workplace participation by women, particularly women of color. Our comprehensive learning curriculum empowers children with culturally sensitive, developmentally-appropriate activities that promote social-emotional learning. The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton serves children ages 8 weeks to 6 years old.
YWCA supports improving access to women’s health initiatives, thereby empowering women to take control over their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our Breast Cancer Resource Center provides support to breast cancer thrivers and survivors, including transportation assistance to critical medical appointments, support groups, fitness and wellness programs, a wig and prosthesis boutique, and more.
YWCA supports immigrant justice because it is integral to racial justice. All immigrants–regardless of status–deserve to be safe, healthy, and treated with dignity and respect. English literacy empowers immigrants to advocate for themselves in every aspect of their lives. Our ESL program serves immigrants and adult learners in the Trenton and Princeton areas; we also oer free U.S citizenship preparation classes.