YWCA Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

We at YWCA New Britain recognize that we share this land and our history with the indigenous peoples who have come before us and continue to reside, work, and live in our state. The very name of our state derives from the Mohegan word Quinnitukqut, meaning “long, tidal river”. Connecticut

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Evening of Treasures Auction To Go Virtual

Out of an abundance of caution, and with the health and safety of our guests and community in mind, we've made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person portion of our Evening of Treasures event originally planned for November 5 at Farmington Gardens. But don't worry, we still have something

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YWCA New Britain Joins YWCA USA in Standing for Reproductive Freedom at the Supreme Court

Right now, the state of Mississippi is working diligently to overturn Roe v. Wade and with it, the reproductive freedom of every person in this country. If successful, this generation would be the nation’s first in almost 50 years to come of age without the constitutional right to pre-viability abortion care. We

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YWCA Expands House of Teens Programming Through CDC Funding

More than 150 community-based organizations throughout the United States, including YWCA New Britain, have been awarded grants from the CDC Foundation to aid health equity and vaccination efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. YWCA New Britain’s House of Teens program, located in the East Side Community Center (ESCC) at 600 East

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YWCA Statement on Texas Law S.B. 8

On September 1, 2021, a Texas law that bans abortions at six weeks went into effect after the Supreme Court and a federal appeals court failed to rule on pending emergency requests brought by abortion providers.  We are devastated that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a law

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School of Dance Alumni Reunite for Classes

This July, over 30 YWCA New Britain School of Dance alumni returned to their dance school for another class instructed by Performing Arts & Athletics Director Chris Kuzia. The four-week session featured alumni dancers from the class of 1998 all the way to 2020 who were visiting from as far

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YWCA Preschool Enrolling Now

YWCA New Britain is currently enrolling for our preschool program. The YWCA provides high-quality, affordable year-round care and education four young children and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Preschool is a critically important step in preparing children for kindergarten. YWCA New Britain's

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YWCA and Partners Expand Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Services

Thanks to funding from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC), YWCA New Britain and The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) are expanding Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visiting services in New Britain. PAT is an evidence-based program that helps families learn about child development, health and safety, and strong

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Fall Dance and Karate Class Registration Now Open

Fall 2021 registration for YWCA's School of Dance and Institute of Martial Arts is now open. The YWCA New Britain School of Dance is the #1 dance studio in New Britain. We strive to empower our students to build confidence and self-esteem while bringing out the grace and beauty in

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Mission Media: Ultimate Resource Guide Now Available

Inspired by our fellow YWCA sisters around the country (and especially at YWCA Greater Lafayette), we’ve compiled this Mission Media: Ultimate Resource Guide of television shows, movies, books, podcasts, playlists, influencers and more that are widely available and aligned with YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism. This list highlights stories that are told by

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