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Amid Political Tensions, a Bid to Bring Together Immigrants, Americans

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Newsweek visits a Welcoming Week event hosted by the Staten Island YMCA's New Americans Welcome Center and finds a community seeking to build bridges. 

7 Smart Tips for First-Generation College Students

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Y-USA's Frederick Riley has some great tips for first generation college students.

Pedicab tours highlight York businesses owned by immigrants

Jason Plotkin

The YMCA of York and York County (Penn.) uses pedicabs to give local tours to York city businesses owned by immigrants during Welcoming Week. 
York Daily Record

Women In Leadership: Meet Lynda Gonzales-Chavez, the Y's Chief Diversity Officer

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YMCA of the USA

In honor of Women in Business Month, Girl Talk HQ spoke with our Chief Diversity Officer Lynda Gonzales-Chavez about her role at the Y, her career path and the importance of diversity in the workplace. 
Girl Talk HQ

Let’s Move! Outside Engages Youth in Over 50 Cities

Let's Move! Outside

Through the Department of the Interior's Partnership with the YMCA of the USA, American Express, local governments and hundreds of nonprofit organizations, Let’s Move! Outside is getting millions of kids to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. 
Let's Move! Outside

Pop-ups Bring Preschool to Low-Income Communities

Lillian Agard looks on as her 3-year-old granddaughter Siena paints at the art table

Kathryn Baron

A YMCA program uses libraries, neighborhood centers, churches and even the beach to help kids get ready for school. 
The Hechinger Report

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