Laurie Halter & Friends
When Caine Halter passed away a few years ago, he left a message for his friends, family, and neighbors: no matter where you come from and no matter what the need, every gift matters. This is Caine's Y. His hometown's camera. Their story of giving.
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"We Rebuilt Our Community after the Fire."
"Hard Work, Determination and Perseverance."
Priscilla is one to get right to the point. If you want to do something better with your life and 'go for the gold', then you've got to work for it. Find out what Y program helped change her life. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.
To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We're here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues: child welfare, education, employment, housing and substance abuse. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.
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At the Y, building a strong global community begins at home. Ys in the U.S. help young people develop cultural competencies, diverse populations connect to the community and individuals around the world gain access to life-changing resources and support. As an interconnected global network, the Y has the resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger—both at home and abroad.
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Volunteerism & Giving
The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.
Togetherhood is a member-led community service program that invites Y members to activate their social responsibility by participating in the Y’s cause to strengthen community. Togetherhood provides Y members with fun, convenient and rewarding ways to give back and support their neighbors.
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We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experience and strong relationships in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation mean that we are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues including child welfare, education and public health.