In response to COVID-19 crisis, Ys are providing critical emergency services.

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YMCA of the USA President and CEO Kevin Washington shares his response to the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, and the protests that followed.

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At the Y, we believe voting isn’t just a civic duty, it’s also a key part of strengthening community! Register, check your registration status, request an absentee ballot and sign up for election reminders here.

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Opens in a new window COVID-19 Emergency Services: Food Distribution

Amid school closures and economic uncertainty, a rapidly increasing number of people are facing food insecurity. In response, hundreds of Ys nationwide are providing free grab-and-go meals to help address this serious issue.

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News From the Y

September 4, 2020

Prior to COVID-19, 1 in 7 children faced hunger but today, 1 in 4 children are at risk. YMCAs around the country are working hard to ensure these children have a dependable source of nutrition.

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September 1, 2020

NPR reports on the Y's efforts to set up virtual learning academies in 45 states across the country.

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August 8, 2020

Puddle jumpers are popular, but are they safe? POPSUGAR spoke with Y-USA's Lindsay Mondick to learn more.

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August 3, 2020

Yahoo!Life spoke with Y-USA's Lindsay Mondick about staying safe in the water, whether you're at the pool, lake or ocean.

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July 28, 2020

YMCAs across the country are opening virtual learning centers, to ensure equitable education this fall.

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July 24, 2020

"In the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, the Y.M.C.A. has provided a lifeline to many vulnerable Americans. As the health crisis and its economic disruption eat away at the group’s revenues, the question is whether anyone will throw a lifeline to the rescuers."

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