Y Spotlight: The Magic of Afterschool

Karen started working with the Capital District YMCA in 2016 after having her own successful in-home daycare. Karen told us she was introduced to the world of summer camp that year.

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Welcoming Our Newest Teammate

Like the flowers outside, the Alliance is growing this Spring!  With much excitement, the Alliance is pleased to announce that Rob Totaro will soon join our State Alliance team as the Associate Director of Member Advancement.  In this role, Rob will work closely with Mary Kay Polston, Director of Member Advancement to determine and respond […]

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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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Taking the First Step Toward Healthier Communities

In 2018, the Alliance received a mini-grant from YMCA of the USA to participate in two strategies that supported the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on walking. With the grant, the Alliance identified an opportunity to pilot the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease Program in conjunction with the Oneonta Family YMCA. This rural community and […]

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Illustrating the Impact of Evidence-Based Programs in NYS

Featuring nine YMCA branches, the Alliance and Cantaloupe.TV traveled the across New York State in search of understanding just how great of an impact the evidence-based program had on those who have participated. 

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Engaging Public Officials at Your Y!

United State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY-020) visiting YMCA Camp Thompson in Norwich, NY!   Recently, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) Government Relations and Policy held a webinar on how Ys can engage and foster relationships with their congressional representatives, state lawmakers and other public officials in an impactful manner. Data presented in the webinar underscores […]

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