Statement on Violence Against Asian Pacific Islanders

The New York State Alliance of YMCA’s stands against hatred in all its forms and supports the Asian and Pacific Islander Community.  Please read and consider this statement from the CEO of the YMCA of the USA on the issue. https://www.ymca.net/news-releases/statement-from-ymca-of-the-usa-president-and-ceo-kevin-washington-condemning-violence-against-asian-pacific-islanders

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YMCAs Thank Senator Schumer for Supporting Nonprofits

The Alliance of New York State YMCAs appreciates the efforts of Senator Schumer in the recently passed American Rescue Plan legislation, to ensure that YMCAs of all sizes qualify for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). After being closed for six months, New York State YMCAs have tenuously endured another six months operating at a mandated […]

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New York State YMCA Foundation Awarded $150K Grant to Improve the Physical and Mental Health of School-Age Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) recently awarded a COVID-19 Response Grant totaling $150,000 to the New York State YMCA Foundation, Inc. to improve the physical and mental health of school-age children served by YMCAs across New York State. Studies have shown that physical activity, nutrition, and mindfulness are essential to children’s mental and […]

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Data Shows YMCAs Are Safe

A message from Kyle Stewart, Executive Director of the Alliance of New York State YMCAs The Alliance of New York State YMCAs would like to thank Governor Cuomo and his advisors for following the data and recognizing that gyms are one of the safest places to be during this pandemic. We also need to applaud […]

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YMCAs Find Minimal COVID-19 Exposures At New York State Locations

More than 2 months since reopening, YMCAs see minimal COVID-19 exposures traced back to their health and wellness facilities.

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Equity Statement

As a statewide movement, the YMCAs in New York State unequivocally believe that equity and justice are the rights of everyone. We stand in solidarity with African American and Black communities across our state and nation in grieving the loss of too many Black and Brown men and women who have been killed. New York […]

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New York State YMCAs are “Open For Good”

New York is on PAUSE, but YMCAs across New York State will showcase how they are staying “Open For Good” to meet the needs of their community during the COVID-19 crisis on Giving Tuesday Now, May 5. Donate today at www.YMCAForGood.org ALBANY, N.Y. – On May 5, as part of the global day of giving […]

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YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County providing food and fun to their community.

The Ithaca Y is engaged in a collaboration with the Friendship Donations Network to serve as a hub for food sponsorship to the general public in the Tompkins County area.  Staff are scheduled on a daily basis to visit several local bakeries, grocery stores, and bulk food facilities to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, […]

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#YLoveNY – A message from New York’s YMCAs

During this unprecedented coronavirus health crisis, YMCA leaders from across New York wanted to send a message that we are all standing together to fight COVID-19 and to support our communities. In March 2020, YMCAs across NY began setting up emergency childcare facilites to make sure that the Emergency Workers, Doctors, Nurses, and First Responders […]

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YMCAs Prepare to Offer Essential Child Care Services

“Our YMCAs are so much more than a pool and a gym,” In response to the March 18 Executive Order, the Alliance of New York State YMCAs applauds New York’s Governor Cuomo for recognizing the important role child care plays in keeping society running. As a leading non-profit for youth development, healthy living, and social […]

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New York State YMCAs are “Open For Good”

New York is on PAUSE, but YMCAs across New York State will showcase how they are staying “Open For Good” to meet the needs of their community during the COVID-19 crisis on Giving Tuesday Now, May 5. Donate today at www.YMCAForGood.org ALBANY, N.Y. – On May 5, as part of the global day of giving […]

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YMCAs Prepare to Offer Essential Child Care Services

“Our YMCAs are so much more than a pool and a gym,” In response to the March 18 Executive Order, the Alliance of New York State YMCAs applauds New York’s Governor Cuomo for recognizing the important role child care plays in keeping society running. As a leading non-profit for youth development, healthy living, and social […]

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Governor Misses Point By Keeping YMCAs on the Bench

A statement from Kyle Stewart, Executive Director of the Alliance of New York State YMCAs At the Alliance of New York State YMCAs, we were glad to see Governor Cuomo ease capacity restrictions for some nonprofit organizations like Museums and Zoos. Like YMCAs, these community organizations have struggled to survive the pandemic shutdown and deserve […]

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Governor’s Decision to Delay Reopening Jeopardizes YMCAs

A message from Kyle Stewart, Executive Director for the Alliance of New York State YMCAs The Alliance of New York State YMCAs was dismayed by the sudden news announcement that we would not be allowed to open at the beginning of Phase 4. For most of our 37 YMCAs statewide who operate 140 locations, this […]

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YMCAs Applaud Senator Schumer’s Advocacy on HEROES Act

The Alliance of New York State YMCAs thanks Senator Schumer for his support of the HEROES Act legislation providing non-profit organizations with access to federal stimulus funds. ALBANY, N.Y. – The Alliance of New York State YMCAs applauds the efforts of New York’s Senator Schumer to ensure that non-profit organizations, like the YMCA, are able […]

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Frost Valley YMCA lights the way for other Ys’ sustainability initiatives

As a 5,500-acre year-round overnight camp and retreat center located in the Catskills, Frost Valley YMCA has a reputation in the Tri-State Area for being a leader in environmental education.

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Getting ready for the season of giving

Your questions asked and answered. We asked our New York Service Delivery Partner Y Financial Development representatives Andy Powers, Vice President of Philanthropy at the YMCA of Greater Rochester and Mara Roberts, CFRE Vice President of Mission Advancement at YMCA of Central New York to share their insights on the upcoming push for charitable giving […]

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