Media Coverage

Nonprofits Struggle with Challenges of Rising Hunger, COVID-19 Restrictions During Holidays

Nonprofits like the Y have been working hard to ensure no family goes hungry this year—this is especially true as the holidays approach.

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November 23, 2020

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How the YMCA is Fostering an Interest in STEM and Introducing Youth to Possible Careers as IT Pros and Server Network Administrators

The Y is working to spark interest in STEM, through youth STEM programs at more than 1,000 locations nationwide.

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October 27, 2020

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Creating Impactful Service-Learning Programs for College Students Through YMCA Partnerships

Service learning is a key way for students to learn more about diversity, inclusion and racial justice and the Y serves as a partner for many college campuses to help provide this experiences for college students.

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October 16, 2020

Nonprofits Step in to Help Working Parents Making "Impossible Choices"

As many schools opened virtually this fall, the Y and other organizations have worked to provide child care so parents can return to work and children can stay safe.

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October 01, 2020

How the YMCA is Helping Families Avoid Debt During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Providing Healthy Meals and Community Support

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 04, 2020

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'Learning Hubs' Offer Free Child Care And Learning — But Only For A Lucky Few

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

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September 01, 2020

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The Most Popular Flotation Device for Kids May Be the Most Dangerous, According to Aquatics Experts

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

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August 08, 2020

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Here's How to Stay Safe in the Water, According to a Former Lifeguard

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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August 03, 2020

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Pandemic Learning "Pods" Don't Have to be Just for the Rich

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

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July 28, 2020

Providing a Pandemic Safety Net, Nonprofits Need Their Own

"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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July 24, 2020

YMCA CEO Kevin Washington on Balancing Pandemic Response and Financial Pressures

Kevin Washington spoke with TIME's "Leadership Brief" about the Y's role during COVID-19, the successes of the past few months and the challenges ahead.

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July 19, 2020

Meal Programs Scramble to Feed Hungry Children

Organizations like the Y that are providing food to children this summer have seen an increased need due to COVID-19. 

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July 08, 2020

Importance of Summer Camp in 2020

Kevin Washington spoke with Fox News to discuss the importance of summer camp, especially in the age of COVID. 

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June 30, 2020

What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns

As school districts consider reopening plans, and with just over half of parents telling pollsters they're comfortable with in-person school this fall, NPR looks at how YMCAs have provided safe child care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how education leaders should be discussing and drawing on these real-world child care experiences.

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June 24, 2020

Summer camp during coronavirus will look a little different

While some camps have gone out of business or opted to remain closed for the season, the YMCA, a community nonprofit, is welcoming hundreds of thousands of children in the next three months. Its experiences with child care in the first wave of the pandemic serve as a model for what families might expect.

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June 22, 2020

YMCA Adapting and Adjusting To World Without Youth Sports

Shawn Borzelleri, senior vice president of service delivery, program development, and innovation, Y-USA, discusses how the Y is adapting to a time without youth sports and how the Y is still serving children, families and communities. 

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June 02, 2020

School Programs Are Losing Millions Feeding Hungry Kids

When students lost access to meals due to COVID-19, schools and community organizations like the Y worked to ensure no child was left hungry. That work comes at a price though. 

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May 31, 2020

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YMCA CEO Says They Will Approach Reopening 'Safely and Responsibly'

YMCA of the USA President and CEO Kevin Washington discusses what child care, summer camps could looks like as the pandemic continues.

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May 18, 2020

New Summer Camp Guidelines Released

Paul McEntire, YMCA of the USA's chief operating officer, joins TODAY with information for the millions of Americans are wondering if they’ll be able to send their kids to camp this summer, and whether they’ll be safe if they can.

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May 18, 2020

YMCA CEO Seeks $60 Billion for Nonprofits and Aid for Youth Sports

Kevin Washington, CEO of YMCA of USA, discusses the congressional support needed to aid nonprofit organizations affected by Covid-19, including support for youth sports offerings that could be impacted this summer if Ys are closed. 

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May 11, 2020

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YMCAs Consider Reopening Facilities While Continuing Emergency Services

YMCA of the USA President and CEO Kevin Washington discusses how Ys will reopen facilities safely and responsibly, and also the emergency services being provided by Ys to hundreds of communities across the U.S.

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April 27, 2020

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YMCA Presses Forward With Emergency Operations Amid Calamitous Layoffs

Amidst the continuing coronavirus pandemic, emergency operations are the top priority for the Y from coast to coast — but they are coming at a huge cost.

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April 14, 2020

How the YMCA is rallying to the challenge of coronavirus infections, even as its finances take a hit

As confirmed cases in the United States of Coronavirus or COVID-19 rises above 500,000, emergency, essential and nonprofit workers like those at the YMCA of the USA are working on the ground to help.

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April 13, 2020

Nonprofit Organizations Ask for Stimulus Money as Resources Dry Up During Pandemic

While COVID-19 continues to spread, nonprofit organizations like the Y continue to operate some of their most important programs, while calling for a federal stimulus package directed toward nonprofits. 

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April 03, 2020

How the YMCA is Responding to COVID-19

The Y shares how it is striving to continue its mission, even when it had to close its door to visitors. The 'Stay With Us' campaign offers valuable lessons for working through the crisis.

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April 03, 2020

Game Changer: YMCA Works to Meet Increasing Food Needs During COVID-19

Y-USA's Stacey McDaniel explains how YMCAs across the country have adapted and collaborated to bring more meals to kids and families than ever before. 

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April 02, 2020

YMCA Offers Emergency Child Care for Front-line Workers Desperate for Help

YMCAs across the country are responding to COVID-19 by offering child care to first responders, healthcare workers and other essential employees.

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March 28, 2020

YMCA Launches Free Online Classes During Social Distancing

Stay active with the classes you know and love from the YMCA. YMCA 360 is compatible with all devices from mobile to laptops, iOS or Android. 

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March 23, 2020

25+ Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As COVID-19 spreads, places like the Y are switching to online learning for everything from pilates to art classes.

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March 20, 2020

LeBron James Partners with Lyft to Bring Bike Access to Youth in Need

A new partnership between Lyft and the YMCA will provide free, one-year bikeshare memberships to thousands of young people associated with the Y. 

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January 23, 2020

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