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Jun 30, 2015, 11:00 ET

The Y Expands Commitment to Ending Childhood Obesity through the MEND® Program

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and Healthy Weight Partnership, Inc., an organization that develops and implements evidence-based weight management...

May 21, 2015, 14:32 ET

La YMCA renueva su compromiso de acabar con los ahogamientos infantiles a través del nuevo programa de Seguridad Cerca del Agua

La YMCA anunció hoy el lanzamiento del programa de Seguridad Cerca del Agua, un programa diseñado para enseñar a los padres sobre la...

May 19, 2015, 09:57 ET

The Y Renews Longstanding Commitment to End Childhood Drowning with New Safety Around Water Program

The Y announced today the launch of Safety Around Water, a program that teaches parents about the importance of water safety skills and provides...

May 07, 2015, 08:30 ET

YMCA of the USA Elects New Members to Board of Directors

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), national office for 2,700 Ys across the country, is pleased to announce the election of eight new members to the...

Sep 30, 2014, 12:29 ET
Kevin Washington, incoming YMCA of the USA President and CEO (PRNewsFoto/YMCA of the USA)

YMCA of the USA Names New President and CEO

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national office of the 2,700 YMCAs in the U.S., has named Kevin Washington as its new President and Chief Executive...

Aug 26, 2014, 08:00 ET

YMCA of the USA and The Trust Team-Up to Help Former NFL Players Improve Their Health

 YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and The Trust—Powered by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)—today announced a new...

Jun 10, 2014, 08:11 ET

The Y to Serve 5 Million Healthy Meals this Summer to Combat Child Hunger

In an effort to combat childhood hunger, the Y will offer its free Summer Food Program at more than 1,100 sites throughout communities large and...

Dec 20, 2013, 14:53 ET

The Y, Senator Tom Carper Convene Delaware State Leaders to Highlight YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

Today, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) and the Y convened a group of state and national leaders, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Sep 06, 2013, 10:29 ET

Sam's Club Giving Program Helps the Y Expand Healthy Living Programs to Communities in Need

Today YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the resource office for the nation's 2,700 YMCAs, announced a $1.25 million grant from the Sam's Club Giving Program...

Aug 22, 2013, 13:06 ET

The Y Receives $1M Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Expand Early Learning Readiness Initiative

Program supports school readiness; provides informal family, friend or neighbor caregivers with skills to enhance and support the learning...

Apr 03, 2013, 14:55 ET
The YMCA's My Fresh Page Project is looking for community improvement ideas large and small. The top entry will win a $5,000 grant to bring their idea to life.  (PRNewsFoto/YMCA of the USA)

Ready to Make a Difference? YMCA's My Fresh Page Project Accepting Entries for Ideas that Uplift Local Communities

The most creative and inspiring entry will receive $5,000 to bring an idea to life YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is looking for innovative...

Mar 25, 2013, 08:00 ET
50 MOVING FORWARD will be offered at 25 YMCA associations across the country. To find a participating Y, visit YMCA.net/50MovingForward.

Over 50? Of Course You've Still Got It, and the Y and Pfizer are Launching 50 MOVING FORWARD to Help You Keep It

 Forget "50 is the new 40" or even "the new 30," age 50 is about moving forward. That's why YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and Pfizer Inc launched 50...

Feb 28, 2013, 08:00 ET

YMCA of the USA Elects Five New Members to Board of Directors

Today, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), national resource office for 2,700 Ys, announces the election of five members to the nonprofit's board of...

Feb 21, 2013, 13:15 ET

The Y Launches Project to Test Cost Effectiveness of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program Among Qualifying Medicare Enrollees

Demonstration project estimated to save Medicare $4.2 million over three years  YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) officially launched a...

Feb 06, 2013, 15:16 ET

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Helps the Y Expand Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity

 YMCA of the USA, the resource office for the nation's 2,700 YMCAs, received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to help...

Oct 03, 2012, 15:35 ET

YMCA of the USA Awarded CDC Grant to Support Local Y efforts to Promote Health and Well-being in African-American and Hispanic/Latino Communities

Funds will support local Ys' efforts to ensure opportunities for healthy living are accessible to all Today, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA),...

Sep 27, 2012, 14:57 ET

YMCA of the USA Names Neal Denton Sr. Vice President, Chief Government Affairs Officer

 Today, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for the 2,700 YMCAs in the United States, announces the hiring of Neal Denton as...

Jun 25, 2012, 08:00 ET

The Y is 'Serving Up Summer' with the Walmart Foundation to Fight Child Hunger

End of school means end of meals for many children. More than 300 Ys across the nation are offering summer food programs to provide 5 million...

Jun 18, 2012, 13:31 ET

The Y Receives Innovation Grant to Test Cost Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Program Among Medicare Population

Demonstration project is expected to save Medicare program an estimated $4.2 million over 3 years and $53 million over six years.  YMCA...

Jun 12, 2012, 13:20 ET

The Y Expands Efforts to Ensure Healthy Living is Accessible to All

Ten Ys receive Community Transformation Grants to support the health and well-being of African American and Hispanic communities  YMCA...