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ELESAIR and NAWC Programs, West Side YMCA (New York, NY) Quote by NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Arthur Ram)

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Celebrating Lights On Afterschool, Oct. 23

The Meeting Waters YMCA is joining over 10,000 organizations nationwide in raising awareness of the impact afterschool programs have on kids and communities. 
Reformer.com

YMCA of the USA Names New President and CEO

YMCA of the USA, the national office of the 2,700 YMCAs in the U.S., has named Kevin Washington as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 1, 2015. 
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Missoula Y Supports Sister Y in Sierra Leone during Ebola Outbreak

In response to the Ebola outbreak, Missoula YMCA partners with Sierra Leone YMCA in raising awareness and distributing basic, life-saving sanitation supplies.
NPR

YMCA Collects Uniforms, Shoes for Families in Need

As part of a commuity initiative to give back, the Weston YMCA organized a clothing drive, bringing more than 300 school uniforms and shoes to families in need.
Sun-Sentinel.com

YMCA Hands Out 1,200 Boxes of School Supplies

The Kishwaukee Family YMCA recently distributed 1,200 boxes of school supplies to provide the tools children need to succeed in the classroom. 
MidweekNews.com

YMCA Garden Feeds Bodies and Souls

One YMCA garden is making an impact in residents' lives, providing nutritious produce in an area where it's scarce.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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It's shocking to remember how recently women were finally deemed fit to compete in the 800 meters (1960) and the marathon (Kathereine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 but had to dodge the race director who tried to physically restrain her). Now women are indispensible to the success of running as a sport and culture. more

Bullying Prevention: It Starts with You

Do you want to be a guest blogger like Briana? Take this brief survey to tell us what interests you. 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we all know bullying has been a hot topic in recent years. 

 

So, how do we change the culture that enables bullies at a young age? It starts with you. more

Moving In

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Moving your life from one place to another is a challenge, especially with a child. Here are a few reflections on my recent move and a few tips to help your next move go smoothly. more

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