Media Coverage


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



Ryan Johnson, YMCA of the USA

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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