Ribbon cutting Thursday for new YWCA New Britain community center

Published on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:40
Written by Ryan Curcio

Special to the Herald

NEW BRITAIN - YWCA New Britain’s East Side Cmmunity Center will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at 600 East St.

The ceremony will be a symbol of the opening of this “place of empowerment” for the community, said YWCA School Age Coordinator Mallory Deprey.

After the ceremony, an event promoting House of Teens - the YWCA’s after-school program - will run until 6:30 p.m.

The YWCA’s initiative is to expand its reach into the community and to help in “building awareness” by carrying out its mission to “eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities,” according to a written statement from the organization.

Deprey said one of the local YWCA’s strongest partners is Central Connecticut State University, which helps it achieve its ultimate goal of helping children engage effectively and to understand how to find useful “research angles.”

They will also be taught what it takes to be good mentors in the community, and how to positively “advocate for the community.”

The event will coincide with an open house. Youths who attend will get a walking tour, and members of YWCA New Britain will highlight community partnerships.

For more information about this event, or for additional information about YWCA New Britain, visit ywcanb.org or call 860-225-4681.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:40. Updated: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 20:43.