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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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An investment in people is an investment in stronger communities. YMCAs worldwide offer people job and skills training to build a better future for themselves and their families. Now through Giving Tuesday, support YMCA World Service and make a global impact.

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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.
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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.
HuffingtonPost.com

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. 
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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Teaching Kindness

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I am far removed from the days of my childhood when I was teased for being too skinny, too tall or too awkward. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit it took me years to get over the complexes I developed from being teased by other kids. The unfortunate reality is, words can and do hurt.  more

Catching a Glimpse of One World

" On our trip to Prague we made memories.  We built relationships.  We challenged our perspectives." - Phil Memmer, Young Leader

Phil has been a full time part of the YMovement for 9 years.  He has a passion for seeing people grow, develop and engage in community building.  He is married to a wonderful woman and has 4 ridiculously amazing children. But he's also one of the Y's World Sefvice Champions. This is his Y. His words. His reason for giving.  more

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