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.