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U.S. 1 Summer Fiction Series Includes Work by YWCA Princeton Staff

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Haley Gorda, our Communications and Marketing Manager, recently submitted a short story for the annual U.S 1 Summer Fiction Series. Her story, “What Will the Neighbors Think?” was published this week. The story is about the speculation that surrounds an unlikely friendship between a young single mother and an older man. It is a lighthearted … Read More

Girl on a Mission–YWCA Princeton’s Intern Participates in Girl Up Leadership Summit

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

One of YWCA Princeton’s many awesome interns, Aneeqah, recently participated in the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. We’re proud to work with dedicated interns who take initiative to learn more about leadership and empowering women. Aneeqah wrote about her experiences at the summit: Starting Monday, July 15, Girl Up held its 10th annual … Read More

YWCA Princeton Stands with the Squad

Friday, July 19, 2019

The divisive tweets and chants urging freshmen congresswomen of color to “go home” are morally unacceptable and incompatible with American values. YWCA USA, VoteRunLead, IGNITE, and United State of Women  released a statement which we fully endorse:   “Rally cries and tweets calling for four elected women of color to “go back home” have, once … Read More

The Opposite of Love is not Hate, It’s Indifference

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

On Friday, YWCA Princeton proudly stood in solidarity with the immigrant community, and all of those who are enduring inhumane conditions at the U.S detention centers by participating in the #LightsforLiberty vigil in Hinds Plaza. The vigil in Princeton was part of a global demonstration to voice our collective disgust with the policies that separate … Read More

The True Events That Inspired Netflix’s ‘When They See Us’

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

In 1989, a jogger was sexually assaulted in Central Park. Five young men of color– Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise, all of whom were between the ages of 14 – 16 were picked up by police officers and arrested for the crime. It is speculated that the boys, most … Read More

YWCA Princeton and ETS Raise Funds for Bilingual Child Care through 5K

Thursday, June 27, 2019

  PRINCETON, NJ—YWCA Princeton thanks the incredible runners, volunteers, and sponsors, for making the 15th annual ETS Firecracker 5K possible. Over 500 runners and walkers participated in the 5K, which is held on ETS’ Princeton campus. Funds raised from the 5K benefit YWCA Princeton’s Bilingual Nursery School. Assemblyman Roy Freiman (NJ-16) and Walt McDonald, CEO … Read More

Happy Pride Month from YWCA Princeton

Monday, June 24, 2019

“We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers,” and we’re sure grateful for the angelic troublemakers at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice. Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber and Carol Watchler continuously work to inspire and empower LGBTQIA youth through providing a safe space for self-expression. We were so fortunate to attend Princeton’s … Read More

ACT NOW – Help Us Keep Affordable Child Care

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

We need your help to make child care affordable! Yesterday, the New Jersey Legislature introduced its version of the state’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which included an additional $9 million for the child care subsidy rate to help pay for the first increase in the minimum wage on July 1st. In order for child … Read More

YWCA Princeton Presents Robotics Program to SES –Press Release

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On Thursday, June 13th, YWCA Princeton’s Robotics teams, the Robotic Rockettes and Prototype G, presented a recap of their season to SES. To a room of over forty SES employees, the Robotics teams offered an in-depth look into how they build and engineer robots. The presentation began with ice cream, provided by SES, and continued … Read More

Dare to be Powerful

Monday, June 17, 2019

Last week, we attended the 2019 YWCA National Conference: “Dare to be Powerful” in Washington D.C.  Over 300 YWCA leaders came together to connect and learn through a series of workshops, panel discussions, and speeches. United in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, we are able to life one another up, and share best … Read More