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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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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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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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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Empire State After School Program RFP Released!

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

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Inviting a Member of Congress to your YMCA

Public officials want and need to hear from the Y. Inviting lawmakers to visit your YMCA is an opportunity to effectively educate them on how the Y impacts and strengthens communities every day.

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Office of Children and Family Services Revision: Child in Care Medical Statements

The Child in Care Medical Statement (OCFS-LDSS-4433) has been revised and re-posted to the OCFS website.

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Informational Grant Webinar: Walk With Ease Program

Join the New York State Department of Health Arthritis Program and the New York State YMCA Foundation for an Informational Webinar on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11:00 am to learn more about our most recent grant opportunity to build capacity for the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease Program.

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June 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 100&Change […]

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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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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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