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Y-Stories

Help In A Storm

By Victor Nicholson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the “Blizzard 2015,” Rivers of Living Water of NJ and Triolo Realty Group, Inc of Staten Island, NY, donated cases and cases of pampers and wipes to the residents of the Newark YMCA.  Rivers of Living Water has been incredibly generous to the Emergency Residence Program of the Newark YMCA -  they have fed our residents Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas breakfast and they will be participating in the Adopt-A-Room initiative in the near future. For more information about how you can become involved in the Newark YMCA Social Responsibility initiatives, please contact Victor Nicholson at vnicholson@newarkymca.org.

A Home When No Other Can Be Found...

Staff members and residents at the Newark YMCA's emergency shelter discuss the pressures of finding affordable housing in New Jersey in this article and video:

 

Find out how you can help. Contact Victor Nicholson at vnicholson@newarkymca.org to volunteer or click here to donate. The Newark YMCA is for Social Responsibility in our community.

Selma Discussion at Newark Y

By Victor Nicholson

 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers from Let’s Get’em Entertainment hosted an empowerment workshop for residents of the Newark YMCA's Emergency Residence Program.  Residents and volunteers watched the motion picture Selma and at the conclusion of the film, they participated in a question and answer forum.  The residents were able to discuss their feelings about the movie and their “Dreams.”  Let’s Get’em Entertainment provided bag lunches, snacks and beverages.  The company is planning to host a movie night for children staying at the Y during Black History Month. For information about volunteering at the Y, please contact Victor Nicholson at vnicholson@newarkymca.org

Congratulations Coders!

By Julio Reyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholars at PS 30's 21st Century Community Learning Center in Jersey City recently completed their first Coding Class. Our students have been super excited about this class, focusing on attention to detail, critical thinking, articulating thoughtful questions, and learning how to work together as a team.  Our 21st Century enrichment programs are  exposing our scholars to a comprehensive STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

For more information about the Newark YMCA’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers, please contact Tammea Tyler at ttyler@newarkymca.org.

"This project was funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”

 

Toy Drive Surprise!

By Natasha Titre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the spirit of the holidays,  Y-Academy scholars at PS 30 in Jersey City organized a Toy Drive.  The children put smiles on the faces of many members of the Jersey City community. The PS# 30- 21ST Century program, partnered with Hope House shelter to collect and distribute the gifts.

For more information about the Newark YMCA’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers, please contact Tammea Tyler at ttyler@newarkymca.org.

"This project was funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”

My Journey To A Healthy Life

By Curtis Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I joined the Newark YMCA two years ago, I weighed nearly 290 pounds. After some false starts, I found a healthy exercise and nutrition routine to make a real difference in my health and life. Taking control of my diet had a major impact on my health. I eliminated red meat, reduced my sugar intake, and began tracking the number and type of calories I was consuming. Then, I made sure to do the exercise I needed to burn the calories I consumed.

My YMCA workouts included twice a week strength training sessions, each lasting up to an hour and a half. In addition, I completed 35 minute cardio workouts 3 to 5 times a week.

Success! I now weigh 200 pounds and feel strong and healthy. I look and feel good about my success and my physique.  I am grateful to be at the Y and to have taken control of my health and well-being. 

For information about how you can begin your journey to health, come in and speak with our Membership staff. Or click here for more information.

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MLK Event Success!

MLK Event Success!
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Newark Y President and CEO Michael Bright
We are grateful for all who supported our successful 44th Annual MLK Breakfast, especially our event sponsor, PSEG and our table sponsors, CWA 1081, Cablevision, City National Bank, Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., HBCBS, PNC Bank, and United Parcel Service.

Something For Everyone!

Something For Everyone!
Follow the link to find out all about our exciting youth programs in our new Youth Program Guide...

Camp For All!

Camp For All!
Newark Y Receives Grant for Special Needs Camp Opportunities From Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation! Read all about it here...

Register Today for Swimming Lessons!

Register Today for Swimming Lessons!
Register today for Newark Y swimming lessons in Kearny and Newark! Follow the link for all the details...

Exciting Youth Programs at the Y!

Check out our latest STEM experiments! Follow the link (and the fun!) for our Youth Blog...

New: Winter Fitness Schedule!

New and exciting fitness class line-up, including classes for seniors and youth. Follow the link for all the information!

Brrr! Time To Plan For Summer!

Brrr! Time To Plan For Summer!
Registration for Summer Day Camp Begins February 1 for Returning Families, February 15 for Larger Community. Check back here for registration materials...

Leadership Position Available: VP for Finance

Financial and business management, investments and information systems and providing direction and leadership for business operations and strategic initiatives. Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources Director, Norma Pendleton at npendleton@newarkymca.org.

Exciting New Fitness Class!

Exciting New Fitness Class!
Chicago Style Steppin' has been added to our new class schedule - Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm -8pm. This class is included with any regular membership, or with a guest pass. Join the fun!

Camp Linwood - A Great Place For Retreats!

Camp Linwood MacDonald's acres of forest and lake, along with our cozy new Rooke Lodge, make it a perfect place for your Fall and Winter gatherings. Follow the link for an article about the NJ Woodland Stewards Program at Camp Linwood...

New Job Openings in Membership and Youth Development Department

Click the Employment Tab at left for all the details!

Change a Life Forever!

Change a Life Forever!
Mentors needed for the Newark YMCA's Reach and Rise mentoring program at Infinity Institute High School in Jersey City. Follow the link for details...

Many Thanks for A Successful Leaders and Legends Event!

Many Thanks for A Successful Leaders and Legends Event!
We are grateful to all those who attended or sponsored this event, especially our Dinner Sponsors, Prudential and PSEG. Your generosity builds community and supports programs for youth. Thank you.

Y Joins "Make A Splash"

Y Joins
The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity is happy to announce that we have just become a partner in the USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash. Click on the Aquatics link under PROGRAMS at left to learn more...

A Bright Future . . .

A Bright Future . . .
Register today for the Newark Y's early childhood learning program Little Bridges - for children ( birth to age 5) and their caregivers. Follow the link for all the details...

Swim, Baby, Swim!

Swim with your baby on Thursdays at 4 pm. If you decide to join the Y, your joiner fee is waived. See you in the pool!



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