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Nov 03, 2016, 16:02 ET Y-USA's Zoe for President Campaigns to Rattle the Vote

In the final days before the 2016 election, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is looking to encourage everyone to get out and vote as a part of the Zoe for...


Jul 22, 2016, 11:19 ET YMCA of the USA Establishes Character Development Learning Institute

Today YMCA of the USA announced the establishment of the Character Development Learning Institute (CDLI), made possible by the generous support of...


Jul 15, 2016, 10:06 ET The Y and JCPenney Team Up this Back-to-School Season to Support Academic Achievement Programs

This back-to-school season, the Y is expanding its nearly 20-year relationship with JCPenney by providing exciting, new ways for JCPenney customers...


May 09, 2016, 13:51 ET La Y les ofrecerá a 18,000 niños en riesgo la participación gratuita en el programa Seguridad Cerca del Agua

Como parte del Mes Nacional de la Seguridad en el Agua (National Water Safety Month), YMCA de Estados Unidos (Y-USA) otorgará más de...


May 09, 2016, 09:00 ET The Y to Offer 18,000 At-Risk Youth Free Access to Safety Around Water Program

 As part of National Water Safety Month, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is awarding more than 18,000 scholarships for free water safety lessons (up...


Mar 23, 2016, 10:45 ET YMCA of the USA Community Integrated Health Efforts Support U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Historic Diabetes Prevention Program Certification by Medicare

 The YMCA of the USA, a leading community-based nonprofit committed to improving America's health, together with the U.S. Department of Health...


Feb 25, 2016, 09:00 ET Zoe For President: New Candidate Announces Her Run for Commander in Chief In 2064

 Today, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) launched Zoe for President, a campaign to elect a one-year-old girl as our nation's Commander in Chief…in...


Jan 25, 2016, 06:25 ET The Y Spotlights Its Work Within Communities in First-Ever Nationwide Marketing Campaign

 Today YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) launched For a better us.™, a nationwide multimedia marketing campaign designed to educate consumers on...


Sep 30, 2014, 12:29 ET 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 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...


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...


May 30, 2012, 11:04 ET YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program Results Show Group Behavior Changes Can Improve Individual Health and Potentially Save Billions in Future Health Care Costs

First reimbursable diabetes prevention program reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half  Today, YMCA of the USA...