Transforming Tomorrow Together

2022 marked YWCA Princeton 100th year serving women and families in our community. Over the decades, we have adapted to meet the needs of every generation. As the community continues to evolve, so do we. We’re committed to providing programs, resources, and services that create equity and advance our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

Now, we’re at a turning point. We must modernize our spaces and refine our programs to support and empower the next generation, for the next 100 years and beyond. The future we envision is ambitious, sustainable, accessible, and with your help—attainable.

Phases I is done!

L-R: Local historian and icon Shirley Satterfield, Barbara Hillier of StudioHillier, YWCA Princeton CEO Tay Walker, and James Burke at The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton’s ribbon cutting ceremony

We celebrated the completion of Phase I in September 2020 with a ribbon cutting ceremony that launched the official opening of The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton. Click here to watch a video tour of our renovated program building featuring  new childcare and administrative wings!

Phase II is near completion!

Phase II expanded our campaign to include the rest of our campus. Bramwell House has served our organization and community well since it was purchase in 1985, but this two-story building is difficult to navigate and access for elderly members of our community, as well as those who use wheelchairs and crutches. As an older building, it is also prone to getting uncomfortably warm in the summer and cold in the winter, and is not energy efficient or code compliant. Phase II will complete with the demolition of Bramwell and ready the site for new construction.

Phase III has exciting things to come!

With the success of Phase II, we now launch our third and final phase to plan for our future. Reimagined Bramwell will be a comprehensive but flexible building space that offers services and resources focused on and empowering women and girls through every age and stage of life. Versatile spaces will include:

  • Our Breast Cancer Resource Center
  • A new Center for Racial Justice and Advocacy
  • English as a Second Language programs
  • Holistic programming for the whole family
  •  Community-centric areas and training hub

We hope you join us in making our vision a reality!