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Are Working Women Paying the Price of the Pandemic?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

This article was contributed by YWCA Princeton volunteer Meg Hobson In early 2020 women accomplished a workforce milestone, holding more than half of American jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A few months later the pandemic delivered a harsh blow to occupations and industries dominated by women and consequently, this landmark achievement. Meanwhile, … Read More

Waiting to Exhale

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

To our YW Family, Yesterday, our nation observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tomorrow, we will witness history made possible by his legacy: Kamala Harris—the first woman, a Black and Asian-American woman, and the daughter of immigrants—will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. But today, and for most of last … Read More

Program Highlights: English as a Second Language

Monday, December 28, 2020

For the third year in a row, we received a grant from the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage to provide arts-infused ESL classes to our students. Students participated in an online class called “Writing my World: Reading and Writing Culture through Literature.” Students read and discussed several iconic American short stories in order to uncover and … Read More

Program Highlights:The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton

Monday, December 21, 2020

We opened the doors to The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton four months ago. Although we are not currently providing walk-through tours (as a safety measure for children and staff), we are happy to share some highlights of what our classrooms have been doing! Princeton Public School Classroom Ms. Carissa and Señora … Read More

We The People

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

To our YW family— There are no two ways about it: this year has been a trying one. Our community has dealt with tragedy and loss, frustration and disillusion, fear and unrest, and so much more. But what we witnessed this past week was true democracy in action, and we are proud to have watched … Read More

Why Your Vote Matters

Monday, November 2, 2020

Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future. The following blog post was contributed by Aneeqah, one of our talented interns. While she isn’t old enough to vote in the 2020 election, she is keenly aware of it’s significance, and encourages everyone who is eligible to exercise their right to vote.  The right to vote has long … Read More

YWCA Princeton’s Program Building: Before and After

Monday, November 2, 2020

It all started with a faltering boiler. After officially separating from our YMCA neighbors, YWCA Princeton began a quest for reliable heating and efficient air conditioning in our Program Building (our main facility for childcare and administration). We established a committee to evaluate our needs, and as those evolved from just HVAC to a complete renovation, including … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Week Without Violence

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  October is both Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. YWCAs across the country advocate for the health and safety of women and girls. Due to the initial quarantine and prolonged social distancing, those in abusive home situations are unable to leave, and spikes in domestic violence have been reported within the … Read More