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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...

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...

May 16, 2012, 08:15 ET

YMCA of the USA Elects Nationally Recognized Business Executive to Lead National Board of Directors

 Today, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) announces the election of Sharon L. Allen to chair of the nonprofit's national board of directors. Allen, a...

May 01, 2012, 10:13 ET

YMCA To Expand Outdoor Youth Development Opportunities

YMCA expands outdoor adventure excursion program to broaden reach to diverse youth in grades 6-12  YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the...

Apr 26, 2012, 08:00 ET

Fighting Brain Drain and Weight Gain: New YMCA Survey Reveals Parents Struggle to Keep Kids Fit

Parents face hurdles to keep kids active during the school year and summer poses an even greater challenge – YMCA's Healthy Kids...

Apr 10, 2012, 09:15 ET

YMCA Survey Reveals Americans are Uncertain but Hopeful About the Future of Their Communities

Y Community Snapshot respondents would move today if they could, yet are relying more on themselves to improve the quality of their neighborhoods...

Nov 30, 2011, 09:52 ET

The Y Makes Commitment to Advance First Lady's Efforts to Keep Kids Healthy

Ys nationwide to establish physical activity and healthy eating standards for the 700,000 children in its early childhood and afterschool...

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