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ELESAIR and NAWC Programs, West Side YMCA (New York, NY) Quote by NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Arthur Ram)

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There are beautiful stories of hope, strength and determination that happen at Ys throughout the country every day. Lives are changed forever when people have the resources and support they need, and communities come together. We're proud to be part of it all.

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YMCA Garden Feeds Bodies and Souls

One YMCA garden is making an impact in residents' lives, providing nutritious produce in an area where it's scarce.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

YMCA Distributes 8,000 Back-to-School Backpacks in Lexington

The YMCA of Central Kentucky sponsored 18 Back to School Rallies around Lexington simultaneously, distributing an estimated 8,000 backpacks with paper, notebooks and other materials needed for the school year.
Kentucky.com

Y Readers Wins National Summer Learning Award

A YMCA Charlotte program that helps Charlotte-Mecklenburg students with reading skills has been recognized as one of the most effective summer education programs in the country.
CharlotteObserver.com

Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

In rural Hopkins County in western Kentucky, where children are widely dispersed, the Y is taking a creative approach to bring healthy meals to kids in harder-to-reach areas.
NPR

YMCA Expands Summer Meal Program for Local Students

It's tough to work and play on an empty stomach, but a lot of local children have problems getting enough food. Seven years ago the YMCA decided to do something about it; this year they've taken it even further with special programs at two San Jose elementary schools.
mercurynews.com

Keeping Kids From Going Hungry Over Summer Break

While summer should be a fun time for kids, it can be a hungry time for those who relied on school lunch programs for filling, healthy meals. If you’re a parent struggling to fill the summer hunger gap, there are resources available to help feed your kids.
usnews.com

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What if Everybody Ran?

What would the world be like if everybody ran? (photo credit: Thinkstock/iStock)

Mizuno launched an ad campaign in March with 16 second spots on how the world would be different if everyone ran. They employed a group of MBA students from a University of North Carolina business school to generate statistics based on potential benefits of 270 million sedentary Americans were to start running at least 30 minutes a week. more

"I Love Bonding with My Daughter."

Bonding, healthy-living style. 

For Holly, going to the Y changed when she had her daughter, Elle. Find out how this Y's YogaSign™ StoryTime helped the two grow closer together. This is their Y. Their camera. Their story.  more

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