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YMCA OF NEWARK AND VICINITY

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Hoops at the Y!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our youth sports and recreation programs at the Newark YMCA! Seventeen players between the ages of 5 and 12 participated in our Pass, Dribble and Shoot Clinic sessions! This three-day clinic focused specifically on passing, dribbling and shooting skills to help players improve their offensive skills. Check back here later this month for details of our winter tournament and travel team. And don't forget Midnight Basketball every Friday night - all are welcome!

Bring A Smile To A Child This Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On your next visit to the Newark YMCA, please stop by the lobby and take an ornament from our giving tree. Each ornament describes the Christmas gift wish of a child staying in our emergency shelter. With your help, we can make all these wishes come true. For more information, please contact Victor Nicholson at vnicholson@newarkymca.org. 

Connecting Bridges

By Awilda Rivera

At P.S. 37 Rafael De J. Cordero School in Jersey City, scholars are learning all about connections between bridges and values. Student scholars created blueprints and constructed the four major types of bridges (Beam, Arch, Suspension, Cantilever) out of popsicle sticks and glue, practicing key measuring skills for weight and mass. Each bridge represented one of the YMCA’s four Core Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Our bridge project led to an understanding of economics, engineering and the universal connection that we all share. The kids had an amazing time building! And a rich discussion of how bridges allow us to connect from one place to another and deep rooted core values allow us to connect from person to person, regardless of race, gender and socio economic status.

For more information about the Newark YMCA’s 21st CenturyCommunity Learning Center Afterschool Enrichment Programs, 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.”

 

More Lights On After School!

By J. Reyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dozens of famiy members attended our Lights On Afterschool event at PS 30 in Jersey City.  Our theme was "Lighting Up Our Path Towards Our Future". Our young scholars  envisioned themselves as anything they wanted to be: doctors, lawyers, teachers, astronauts, basketball players and dancers. 

We introduced geometry by using cylindrical shapes to give the illusion of old-fashioned light poles, and scholars developed the upper part of them with reusable plastic cups.  Scholars showcased career-themed essays along with their light projects, to school  administrators, their parents and caregivers.  For more information about our 21st Century Programs in Jersey City, please contact 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.”

2014 Moments and Milestones

Bob Wilson: Leader and Mentor Passes

Robert “Bob’’ Wilson, YMCA hero and African-American pioneer in professional basketball, died this summer at 88. After graduating from West Virginia State University in 1950, Mr. Wilson played basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters, the Chicago Stags, and the Tri-City Blackhawks. In 1952, Mr. Wilson played 63 games with the Milwaukee Hawks.

Following his basketball career, Mr. Wilson became a teacher and then the first black executive of a metropolitan YMCA –- at the Newark YMCA, where he worked for 38 years. All of us at the Newark YMCA are deeply grateful to Robert Wilson for his vision and leadership of our organization and the national YMCA movement. His legacy to community service and fiscal integrity endure.

Michael C. Bright, President and CEO of the Newark YMCA said, “Mr. Wilson’s work to strengthen our community in Newark and his commitment to working on behalf of young people inspires us every day.”

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New Year's Open House!

New Year's Open House!
Follow the link for information about our exciting New Year events, beginning with our Open House on January 3rd. Join Us!

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule
Attention members: follow the link for the holiday schedule. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Camp Linwood - A Great Place For Fall and Winter 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...

Join Us For Our Annual MLK Breakfast...

Join Us For Our Annual MLK Breakfast...
Join us Friday, January 16, 2015, at 8:00 AM for our 44th Annual Memorial Breakfast Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. Follow the link for all the details...

Midnight Basketball Going Strong at the Y!

Midnight Basketball Going Strong at the Y!
All are welcome: Friday nights from 10 PM until 1 AM. For more information, contact Erica Lewis at elewis@newarkymca.org. See you in the gym!

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 Youth Programs at the Y!

Follow the link (and the fun!) for our Youth Blog...

Fit and Healthy For the Holidays!

Check out our new fitness schedule for the holiday months: Zumba, Yoga, Indoor Cycling - you name it! Special classes for seniors and youth...

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!

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

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...

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...



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