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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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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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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