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Making a Difference

Last week, Legion of Goodwill volunteers and Rutgers Medical School students came to the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity to provide good food and health screenings for our residents. Delicious homemade chicken noodle soup, fruit, bread, water and coffee was served to more than 100 people staying in the Newark YMCA's  Emergency Residence.  Rutgers Medical School students offered blood pressure and glucose tests to all.
The Legion of Goodwill operates a weekly itinerant soup kitchen program called the Charity Round, in which they provide food for the homeless.  Rutgers Medical students will offer screenings to our residents once a month.   We are grateful to these wonderful volunteers for making a difference in our community.
For information about volunteering at the Newark YMCA, click here.


Fit and Happy at the Y!

Rhonda's Y Story:

At my one-year anniversary of Newark Y membership, I wanted to share my incredible experience. It all started the day Y staff member Eddie offered me a free one-month trial. With knee pain, excess weight and my 50th birthday lurking, I knew I had to act. I started walking on the treadmill, but my knees were killing me. I talked to Smiley (another terrific Y staff member) and he helped me get started on the elliptical. My knees hurt less each day. During that first month I lost some weight, my knees did not hurt as much so I joined! 
After strong encouragement from staff (thanks Melissa!) I started taking spin classes in addition to using the cardio equipment. Now I am addicted - I spin five times a week! There are days that I have off from work but drive 49 miles to go to the Y in Newark. I have a beautiful YMCA facility close to my house in Hamburg, NJ, but I enjoy the people at the Newark Y.
However, with all of the classes I was taking, I was not losing weight. I would lose 5 or 10 pounds and gain it back. Then my awesome spin instructor Eileen gave me hints and ideas about nutrition and I have lost 20 pounds! Every single day, someone says something nice about the way I look! My husband included!
Before I joined the Newark Y, I left my house at 7:15 to be at work by 9 am. Now, I get to the Y by 6:30 and still get to work on time! I also save money by going to the gym instead of going out to lunch. Joining the Y has been a WIN WIN situation for me.
As you can tell, I am very happy  that I joined the YMCA in Newark and fortunate that my path crossed so many nice people! I’ll see you tomorrow at the Newark Y!
To learn how you can become a member, click here.


Back to School Generosity!

By Victor Nicholson

As the summer came to an end, little feet skipped across the hallways of the Newark YMCA’s Emergency Residence Program. A chorus of student voices rose to the ceiling, filled with excitement about the first day of school. Budding scholars enthusiastically shared their thoughts of new schools, new teachers, and new friends. 

Three generous community partners ensured these young learners had new books and new school supplies.  Thank you to Samson Lodge #66, Half Pint and Widow’s Son Lodge #5 for donating supplies to the young learners of the Newark YMCA.   Our children are poised to achieve academic success!
To learn more about the Newark YMCA’s focus on Social Responsibility, click here.

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Junior Slam is Back!

Junior Slam is Back!
Register today - program begins October 10th. Basketball league open to boys and girls, ages 5 - 17.

Join Us For Leaders and Legends!

Support scholarship opportunities and programs for youth on October 28th. Follow the link for all the details...

Register Today: Youth Basketball Clinic

Register Today: Youth Basketball Clinic
Saturdays, beginning September 20th, for ages 5 - 14. Follow the link for all the details.

Newark Y Awarded Grant for 21st Century Learning Program in Jersey City!

The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity has been selected by the NJ Department of Education to develop 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programming in Jersey City, NJ, at School 30, School 37, Infinity Institute High School and St. Anthony’s High School. This initiative is part of a nation-wide effort to develop high quality out-of-school time programs for children and their families.Follow the link to read more...

Join us for Health O Ween!

Join us for Health O Ween!
Saturday, October 25th at the Newark Y. Fun for the whole family!

New: Exciting Youth Development Positions Open!

Dynamic department seeking qualified full and part-time staff members for growing programs, including new listings for Teen Site Supervisor and Swim Team Coach. Click the Employment tab at left for all the details...

Summer Camp Families:

Summer Camp Families:
Thanks for sharing your campers with us this summer! If you'd like a hint of the fun they had at camp, take a look at our blog, LITTLE LOOPERS! We are still adding photos. Follow the link to check it out...

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...

Learn, Grow and Thrive at the Y!

Learn, Grow and Thrive at the Y!
Register today for our before and afterschool programs! Follow the link for all the details...


Join the Newark Y this September for a new season of Healthy Living. Follow the link for all the details.

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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