Fall 2020 Dance Registration 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 each of them.  Our goal is to teach our students the discipline and art of dance by

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YWCA to Expand Fitness Membership Options

YWCA Fitness is OPEN and working to keep members safe and healthy. And we have an affordable, new membership option to better meet your needs! For just $149/month (or $109 if you are age 60+), the new Access Plus membership features unlimited use of the fitness center and group exercise

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Evening of Treasures Is Coming November 6

Save the date for November 6, 2020! YWCA New Britain is busy planning its 27th Annual Evening of Treasures Auction, which will be held virtually for the first time. This event is always a fun and memorable evening, and that will not change with the shift to a virtual platform.

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Support Black-Owned Businesses in Greater New Britain

The amount of racism and discrimination that exists in our country today is monumental. YWCA New Britain is committed to eliminating racism and one way to combat this issue is by uplifting and supporting Black-owned businesses. We put together a collective list of businesses in the New Britain area (New

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We Are Here For You: COVID-19 Update

Like so many others, YWCA New Britain has been hard at work navigating operations through COVID-19. Here are some of the latest and greatest things we are doing to serve our community: While we originally closed for two weeks back in March to ensure the safety of our staff and

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YWCA Shares 2019 Annual Report

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 2019 Annual Report.  The report summarizes the highlights from our important programs-

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YWCA New Britain to Launch 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

As our communities continue to be outraged by the senseless violence and deaths of people of color in America, YWCA New Britain is launching a 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge. We know that to do better, people must first know better. The 21-Day Challenge is an exciting opportunity

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House of Teens & CCSU Collaborate on Cultivating Healthy Communities Project

YWCA New Britain and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) regularly collaborate on youth programs, East Side community events, internships, and more. Thanks to funding from the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities grant, the two organizations took on a larger project to tackle the social determinants of health on New Britain’s

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110th Annual Meeting Celebrates Success & Growth

Staff, volunteers, board members, and friends gathered virtually at YWCA New Britain’s 110th Annual Meeting to celebrate YWCA’s successes in the past year. Tracy Nixon-Moore, president of the Board of Directors; Sheila Amaral, Jessica Hernandez, Maria Simao, and Lynelle Tarca, members of the Board of Directors; Kurtis Denison, chair of

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STRIVE & SACS Team Up For Youth Participatory Action Research Project

YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) and STRIVE program have teamed up to launch a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project. Thanks to funding from the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the YWCA is one of three agencies completing YPAR projects and the only group in the

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