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Reflections on Charlottesville
August 16, 2017
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend were a stark reminder of the chasm between our nation’s founding ideals and present-day reality for so many Americans. Safety and happiness are out of reach for an unacceptable number of people in our communities, and sadly, there are extremists who want to keep it that way. At the Y, we resolve to be light in this darkness.
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Cookbook Author Crusades For Millions Of Kids Who Go Hungry In Summer
August 4, 2017
During the summer, six out of seven kids no longer have access to school meal programs, leaving children unsure of when they're going to get their next meal. Learn how the Y's Summer Food Program and Leanne Brown, author of "Good and Cheap," are working to change that.
Creative ways to teach children kindness: Painting lunchboxes and more
August 2, 2017
In a world where kindness is often overshadowed by bullying, teaching children to be thoughtful and kind isn’t easy. But parenting expert on behalf of JCPenney Meredith Sinclair is on TODAY with creative ideas, like refurbishing, packing and donating lunchboxes for families in need. (By TODAY with our sponsor JCPenney.)
Watch this deserving student get a surprise makeover on her dorm room
July 13, 2017
Eighteen-year-old Pacielly Morelo is the first person in her family to go to college. Now her hard work pays off with a surprise dorm makeover, thanks to JCPenney.
North Y selected for welcome center
June 2, 2017
The grand opening for the latest in a series of New American Welcome Centers at YMCAs across the country is set for June 20 at the North YMCA.
This Week Community News
Why You Should Learn to Swim: It Could Save Your Life
May 31, 2017
Swimming is not only a recreational activity – it’s a skill that saves lives
US News and World Report
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