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Oct 19, 2017, 12:38 ET YMCA of the USA And MCS Foundation Launch Campaign In Support Of YMCAs Affected By Hurricanes In Puerto Rico

In the wake of a growing humanitarian crisis after hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), one of the nation's leading...


Sep 27, 2017, 18:50 ET The Y Wants Everyone to Take a #SelfieWithSomeoneNew

Tomorrow, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) will launch a new social media campaign, #SelfieWithSomeoneNew. Inspired by the Y's new "Us" national campaign...


Sep 25, 2017, 09:15 ET The Y Highlights "Us" in Communities Across the U.S. Through Second Phase of Nationwide Campaign

Today, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) launches the second phase of "For a better us.," a multimedia positioning campaign that focuses on nationwide unity...


Sep 13, 2017, 09:15 ET YMCA of the USA Joins Welcoming America & Hundreds of Communities Nationwide to Celebrate New Americans During Welcoming Week

Starting this Friday, September 15 and running through September 24, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) joins local Ys and other organizations for Welcoming...


Jun 09, 2017, 09:15 ET The Y Receives $1M Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Reduce Equity Barriers in Early Childhood Education

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the resource office for the nation's 2,700 YMCAs, has received a $1 million Early Childhood Equity Improvement Project...


May 10, 2017, 09:30 ET The Y Partners with Leanne Brown, Author of Good and Cheap, to Raise Awareness for Free Summer Food Program, Serving Nearly 300,000 Youth this Summer

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) will partner with Leanne Brown, author of the cookbook Good and Cheap, to raise awareness for the Y's Summer Food Program....


Apr 12, 2017, 09:00 ET The Y Is Charging Into Summer for the 26th Annual Healthy Kids Day®

The Y announced today that the celebration of the 26th annual YMCA's Healthy Kids Day® will be held Saturday, April 29. Healthy Kids Day is the Y's...


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...