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Community and Friendship through Jazzercise

Friday, November 19, 2021

Community and Friendship through Jazzercise This blog post was contributed by Advocacy and Development Intern Frances C.  When you hear the word jazzercise, the first image which probably comes to mind are grainy videos from the 80’s with bright leotards, tights and knit leg warmers. What you might not think of is the community and … Read More

Civic Engagement, The Importance of Voting as Women in our Society Today

Friday, November 5, 2021

This blog post was contributed by Advocacy and Development Intern Frances C. 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, or not? In 2020, the United States celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which officially declared: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States … Read More

Staff Spotlight: Tara O’Shea

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Tara O’Shea is the Director of Childcare and Programs. She began her career at YWCA Princeton as a lifeguard in the Aquatics program, and later became the Director of Programs in 2007. In 2019, she became the Director of Childcare and Programs. Throughout the various programs she manages, from Summer Programs, to Dance and Robotics, … Read More

Sukkah Village Princeton

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

WHAT IS A SUKKAH? Biblical in origin, the Sukkah is an impermanent, elemental shelter, erected for one week each October, in which it is customary to share meals, sleep, entertain and celebrate. A Sukkah is a hut-like structure that the Jews lived in during the 40 years of travel through the wilderness after the exodus … Read More

Volunteer Voices: Aneeqah, Advocacy Intern

Friday, August 20, 2021

Aneeqah is a high school student from West Windsor, New Jersey. She’s been volunteering and interning with the Development Department for two years with a focus on advocacy and social media. Throughout her time with us, she’s met with staffers for Senator Shirley Turner and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to discuss advocacy in government, contributed … Read More

Volunteer Voices: Rebecca Boley, BCRC Community Resource Coordinator Intern

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Since October, Rebecca Boley, a South Brunswick native, has been volunteering virtually with our Breast Cancer Resource Center as a Community Resource Coordinator Intern. In the interview below, Rebecca reflects on her involvement with the BCRC. How did you find out about the BCRC? I found the BCRC while I was searching for potential internship … Read More

Advocacy in Action: Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

This post was contributed by our Development Intern, Aneeqah. Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis Racism in the United States not only affects the way people are treated, but also overall public health for communities of color. Factors such as income inequality and discrimination often leads to people of color not receiving adequate health … Read More

Recapping Juneteenth in Trenton

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, YWCA Princeton joined numerous community organizations and local businesses at the Juneteenth Weekend Celebration hosted by the African American Cultural Collaboration of Mercer County in partnership with the New Jersey Legislative District 15 (Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson, and Assemblyman Anthony Verelli), and Outdoor Equity Alliance.  Representatives of our … Read More