Transforming Tomorrow Together

2022 marks 100 years of 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. And, we’re already over 80% of the way there!

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

Phase I is done!

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: exciting things to come!

Phase II expands our campaign to include the rest of our campus, with particular attention paid to Bramwell House. Bramwell  has served our organization and community well since it was purchase in 1985. For women navigating breast cancer, Bramwell served as a nonclinical environment to find comfort and connection. Likewise, has been a welcoming space for immigrants to learn English as a second language, a meeting site for  newcomers to the Princeton area, and a place to learn about, discuss, and advance racial justice. 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.

Our reimagined building will be a holistic, comprehensive space that offers services  and resources for the whole family, with a focus on and empowering women and girls through every age and stage of life.