Meet Mary Floyd

Name:  Mary Smith Floyd Position: Work Plan Coordinator for the New Britain Work Plan to End Homelessness Hometown: Queens, New York Length of Service at YWCA: 11 Years Anecdote: After graduating from Wesleyan University, Mary Floyd built a career focused on changing people’s lives.  Her biggest accomplishment this year was

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YWCA Uses LENA Technology to Increase Parent-Child Communication

YWCA New Britain’s Family Literacy Center is piloting the use of LENA Talk Pedometer Technology which was created by the LENA Foundation.   This new technology is being used to increase early childhood communication between children and adults which is critical to early brain development and important for academic success. The LENA Talk Pedometer is a small

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YWCA and Queen Ann Nzinga Center To Host Hispanic Heritage Celebration

YWCA New Britain and Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. invite the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration on September 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the YWCA East Side Community Center at 600 East Street in New Britain. This free event is open to the community

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Stand Against Racism Becomes Movement to Heal Community

The Stand Against Racism is an annual YWCA event that focuses on educating, advocating, and promoting racial justice.  In April, over 100 community members gathered to discuss building a movement to transform New Britain from a trauma-affected community to a healing, resilient community. Father Paul Abernathy, Director of Neighborhood Resilience

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Introducing YWCA’s Data-Driven, Interactive Map Initiative

YWCA New Britain is proud to share a new public resource: an interactive data visualization map that highlights demographics, needs, and YWCA services in our community, our state, as well as the nation. With evidence-based research that is aligned with our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, the “YWCA

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YWCA Leads the Fight Against Racism by Starting from Within

In an effort to better serve the community, promote its mission to eliminate racism, and lead by example, YWCA New Britain is in the pursuit of offering services, education, and updated practices to embrace and nurture the diverse needs within the organization and community. YWCA’s Cultural Competency Initiative (CCI) aims

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YWCA Youth Theater Performs Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.!

On June 28th and 29th, 26 children from YWCA New Britain’s Youth Theater ventured “Under the Sea” to perform two shows of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. Even with warnings of a thunderstorm looming before the Saturday performance, the two shows sold 350 tickets. The

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YWCA Teens Visit Winding Trails for All-Day Leadership Retreat

On May 11th, the girls from YWCA New Britain’s STRIVE and House of Teens spent their day bonding at an all-day leadership retreat at Winding Trails in Farmington. They spent the day participating in team-building activities and obstacle courses that encouraged them to get outside of their comfort zone and

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2018 Digital Annual Report Now Available

Thank you for your commitment and friendship to YWCA New Britain and for helping us eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen our community. We are thrilled to share with you our 2018 Annual Report.  The report summarizes the highlights from our important programs-

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