What You Need to Know About Immunizations & the Measles Outbreak

This is information that was distributed by the American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey to their members and shared with us by the New York State Camp Directors Association  As the measles outbreak continues in our region, we want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you prepare […]

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Child Victims Act Webinar

In an effort to act as a resource and provide advice to Ys in New York and New Jersey, the State Alliances in both States are convening a joint Child Victims Act Webinar on June 4th, 2019 at 10:00AM.  The webinar will include presentations by representatives from the Redwoods Group and Praesidium, as well as […]

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Don’t Miss Our Y Key Leaders Dinner

As the Alliance and Ys evolve with the new service delivery/member advancement system, we need your input to ensure that the future is strong for YMCAs in the Empire State.

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Advantage Afterschool Program Funding RFP Released!

An RFP for competitive funding for the Advantage After School Program has been posted. Please see the RFP and appendix documents for details on eligibility and submitting a proposal. Notably, the maximum rate allowed per student in this RFP has been raised to $2,000 from the previous rate of $1,375. Thank you to all who participated with us in […]

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May 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 Opportunities U.S. […]

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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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