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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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Ys build bright futures worldwide. Now through Giving Tuesday on December 2, 2014, support Y education programs and give a gift that lasts forever.

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News From the Y

YMCA Thanksgiving Dinner

When ends don't meet, one local YMCA helps fill in the gap, bringing people together around a warm meal.

What Experts in Diabetes Are Saying About Education and Prevention

Matt Longjohn, national health officer for YMCA of the USA, and Steve Tarver, president and chief executive of the YMCA of Greater Louisville, discuss efforts in Kentucky and around the nation that encourage healthier lifestyles. 
Washington Post

Give the Gift of Education on Giving Tuesday

The Y's Tom Valentine, vice president of the International Group, writes about the global impact of limited or no access to education.

Veterans Share Experiences with YMCA Kids

Instructors and children from the Cumberland YMCA after school program met with members of the VFW Post 6452 in Ridgeley recently for a question-and-answer session concerning the veterans' experiences in the military.
Mineral Daily News-Tribune

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.

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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Blog Feed

"The Y is a Fun and Positive Environment to Stay."

"Through my experience at the Y, I have learned to develop a positive mind set and to live implementing positive and healthy spirit, mind and body. " - Stephanie Romero, young leader.

This Sunday, we're highlighting another emerging leader, Stephanie Romero, and why she thinks exploring career opportunities at the Y has helped her not only make friends for life, but also a place to grow as a young individual, personally and professionally. This is her Y. Her words. Her story.  more

Women's NCAA XC Preview

Michigan State is the team to beat in the Women's NCAA Cross Country championships. (photo credit: Thinkstock/iStock)

The Michigan State women's cross country team has been just as dominant this season as the Colorado men's team. Does anyone have a chance to beat them? more


 (photo credit: Thinkstock/Collection: Wavebreak Media)

Not too long ago, I was one of those people who silently judged parents who posted often about their kids on social media. Then I had my own and I immediately became “that parent”. more

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