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How the Y provides community for a teen struggling with homelessness

At age 17, Guillermo Hercules has already lived in more than 20 different places. But the Y gives him support and community, and he says that’s something than can benefit people of all ages. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones sat down with him and with Y spokesperson Jane Lynch. (By TODAY with our sponsor the Y)

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December 21, 2017

Actor Jane Lynch talking to 17 year old Guillermo Hercules



YMCA program aimed at reversing the 'summer slide' seems worthy of repeating and, hopefully, expanding

The Lancaster Family YMCA, with help from the national organization Building Educated Leaders for Life, may have found an answer to the so-called “summer slide.” 

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December 02, 2017

Students from Lancaster's King and Carter & MacRae participated in the Lancaster Family YMCA's Power Scholars Academy


The Importance of National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Before you assume this is another made-up holiday created just to post an image on social media, think again. There are some major reasons why National Diabetes Awareness Month is important – 114 million reasons, to be exact. That’s because 114 million represents the number of Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes.

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November 02, 2017

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YMCA of the USA and MCS Foundation Launch Campaign in Support of YMCAs Affected by Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

MCS Foundation will match donations for disaster relief efforts aimed at helping individuals, families and the communities served through the YMCAs in Puerto Rico. 

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October 19, 2017


Opinion: Tax Reform Has Potential To Unlock Giving

Tax reform is once again the focus of many discussions, debates and deliberations taking place on Capitol Hill. Considering that comprehensive federal tax reform was last enacted in in 1986, most agree that an updated tax code is needed — but not at the expense of our nation’s charities.

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October 03, 2017

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Why Ethan Hawke and the YMCA Want You to Take a Selfie With Someone New

Ethan Hawke has been going to the YMCA since he was a kid — and now he’s lending his celebrity to promote the organization’s new community building initiative: Take a #SelfieWithSomeoneNew.

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September 28, 2017



Getting to know the newest New Yorkers at the YMCA’s Welcoming Week

The YMCA is hosting its 6th annual Welcoming Week September 15 – 24th.  It is an opportunity to bring immigrants, refugee, and native-born residents. 

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September 15, 2017


YMCA offering free showers for storm victims without power

YMCA offering free showers for storm victims without power for those affected by hurricane Irma

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September 15, 2017


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. 

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August 16, 2017


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. 

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August 04, 2017


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