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Reflections on Charlottesville

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.  YMCA of the USA


Cookbook Author Crusades For Millions Of Kids Who Go Hungry In Summer

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.  NPR



Today

Creative ways to teach children kindness: Painting lunchboxes and more

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.) Today.com



Today

Watch this deserving student get a surprise makeover on her dorm room

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. Today~


North Y selected for welcome center

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


Don’t procrastinate on enrolling your child (or yourself) in swimming lessons because drowning can be sudden and tragic.
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Why You Should Learn to Swim: It Could Save Your Life

Swimming is not only a recreational activity – it’s a skill that saves lives US News and World Report



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Help for Hungry Kids This Summer

Without school meals, some kids may not have enough food to eat. Here are two programs that can help in communities across the country. Parents.com



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Even the youngest swimmers need safety training, and the YMCA is here to provide it

The YMCA, a longtime destination for childhood swimming lessons, is diving into new waters this year with a series of classes designed to teach pre-schoolers not just how to swim, but how to do so as safely as possible. WCPO TV, Cincinnati



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How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

A combination of healthier choices and better education can slash your risk for the disease. US News and World Report



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A Court Used for Playing Hoops Since 1893. Where? Paris.

A Y.M.C.A. in France claims the oldest basketball court in in the world. But it is in no shape for regular basketball games The New York Times



NBC News

How Patients Are Using Cycling to Slow Down Parkinson’s

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are finding that cycling is helping patients stop the symptoms of Parkinson's and can even do something medicine can't do. Plus how the Y is helping expand the program's reach.  NBC Nightly News


New American Welcome Center Coming to Champaign-Urbana

A New American Welcome Center is coming to Champaign-Urbana, one of six being established this year through Y-USA.  The News-Gazette



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Despite snub, Chris Paul staying busy off the court during All-Star Weekend

Paul, along with State Farm and the Chris Paul Family Foundation, will unveil a new technology center at the New Orleans Dryades YMCA as part of the State Farm NBA Cares Assist Tracker program. USA Today



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Houston News Highlights Iraqi Refugee's Journey to U.S.

Houston's Newsmakers recently interviewed Jeff Watkins, VP of global initiatives for YMCA International and Sara Alkhafaji, an Iraqi refugee who came to the U.S. in 2016. The pair discuss Alkhafaji's journey to the States and the YMCA's work with refugees.  KPRC 2 News


Students Who Participate in YMCA Summer Programs Make Learning Gains

Education Week explores two academic programs offered through the Y which help students improve their reading and math skills.  Education Week


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