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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Every Spring, participants travel to Albany to implement the Youth & Government program events in the authentic surroundings of the State Capitol, the Legislative Office Building and the Judicial Building. The Albany weekend culminates several months of hard work for participants; for three intensive days, they become completely immersed in the political process. Every participant […]
YMCA Youth & Government is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy.