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The Y.M.C.A.’s Work Outside the Gym
June 15, 2015
Jane E. Brody--As a Y.M.C.A. member since 1984, I know it as a great place to become and remain fit, make friends and receive encouragement and support.
New York Times
How The YMCA Helped Shape America
June 2, 2015
As the Y gets ready to turn 171 years old, NPR History takes a look on how the Y helped Shape America
NPR History Department
The Power of Prevention: U.S. health care reform should focus on prevention efforts to cut skyrocketing costs
May 28, 2015
Kevin Washington featured NBC Chicago CEO Spotlight
May 19, 2015
Kevin Washington, CEO, YMCA of the USA, explains how this 160 year old organization works - putting Christian principles in practice to ensure healthy kids and healthy communities. With key initiatives in diabetes prevention, "hop the gap" summer programs for kids, and support of STEM programs, the YMCA is a vital resource in the 10,000 communities it serves across the country.
Secretary Jewell, American Express Announce Major Commitment to Increase Volunteerism on America’s Public Lands
March 13, 2015
YMCA of the USA President Emeritus Neil Nicoll joins American Express Foundation President Tim McClimon and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for an announcement of $5 million grant to the Department of the Interior. The Y will receive some funds to support community coordinator positions in 50 cities to bring community leaders together to promote service opportunities on public lands.
U.S. Department of the Interior
YMCA Youth in Government Program Develops Youth and Prepares Them to be Leaders of Tomorrow
March 5, 2015
The YMCA's Youth in Government program, a statewide youth civic education and leadership development initiative, encourages over 2,400 students in grades 7-12 from Minnesota and western Wisconsin to be life-long, active citizens through hands-on learning experiences.