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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The new CEOs on the block

Meet John and Kristoph, The Alliance of New York State YMCAs is proud to welcome John Ehrbar and Kristoph Kocan to our New York State family. John and Kristoph have recently taken over Ys in the state, and we are excited to share a little bit of their background with you. AN I-90 GUYIn May […]

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Ready, set, grow! with WIC

Hunger Solutions New York has partnered with the Alliance of NYS YMCAs for years to raise Ys’ awareness of and participation in both the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

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Partners in Public Health

With funds from the 2019 HEPA Implementation & Expansion Grant, the Alliance has partnered with University at Albany professor to study and address infant feeding.

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Empire State After School Program RFP Released!

$10 Million is allocated for a new round of ESAP RFPs.

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Making Strides Toward Safer Routes to Schools

Through grant funding from the YMCA of the USA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Alliance built the Safe Routes to School Student Ambassador Pilot Program.

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The Power of Youth and Government

Take a glimpse into the contagious passion that our Youth and Government teens have for learning how to affect meaningful change.

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Our New York State YMCAs

The Alliance of New York State YMCAs is comprised of 39 independent Ys and more than 135 YMCA branches.

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Latest News


Addressing summer food insecurity through community partnerships

The Watertown Family YMCA has been operating food programs throughout the school year and the summer months for many years. For over 35 years, we’ve offered a snack option in our programming.  COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO INCREASE IMPACT However, about 13 years ago we started a partnership with our local school district provide breakfast and lunches as a closed program […]

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Y Spotlight: Capital District YMCA African Heritage Parade

The Capital District YMCA, the Capital District African Heritage Consortium, and grassroots volunteers came together to produce the Capital Region’s first African Heritage Parade

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September Funding Finder

Making you aware of available grant opportunities is a fundamental part of how the Alliance supports the YMCA programs that strengthen communities statewide. Through these funding sources, you are able to focus on the programs that nurture our youth, improve health and well-being, and offer opportunities to give back and support neighbors Grant Opportunity 2020 […]

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Equity in Exercise

Image Source: YMCA of Greater Rochester Adapting fitness to meet the needs of members with all abilities At the Y, it is our mission to provide programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for people of all ages and abilities. With grant funding from the New York State Department of Health Disability and Health […]

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Y Advocates Update From Washington D.C.

Congressional Appropriations for Y Priorities The House appropriations bill included increases or level funding for the Y’s priorities. Thank you to Y leaders who advocated for these appropriations during National Advocacy Days and to those who responded to our advocacy alerts this year.  21st Century Community Learning Centers— Currently: $1.22B.; Y-USA request: $100M increase to $1.32B.; Status: $100M included in House bill. CCDBG— Currently: $5.28B. Y-USA request: an increase; Status: House bill […]

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Upcoming Events

November 21, 2019
  • 2019 Middle School Youth and Government State Conference November 21, 2019 - November 23, 2019 @  The Desmond Hotel Albany, 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211, USA
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March 12, 2020
  • 2020 High School Youth and Government State Conference March 12, 2020 - March 15, 2020 @  The Desmond Hotel Albany, 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211, USA
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