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Healthy Options for Kids!


NJ Partnership for Heathy Kids - Newark and the American Heart Association are working hard with community leaders to improve access to healthy food choices. Courtney Price is pictured above (far right) with Senator Ronald Rice on a  Healthy Corner Stores initiative tour. Newark YMCA President and CEO Michael C. Bright emphasizes the importance of this effort, "Children need healthy food options to grow and thrive. We are proud to co-lead this NJ Partnership effort to expand nutritious food choices for Newark families."

Click here for the full press release. For more information , contact Courtney Price cprice@newarkymca.org.

We Grow So Much at the Y!


Check out the Newark YMCA's annual Plant a Seed Program! Our raised gardens near Rector Street will grow vegetables for our Emergency Residence Programs. This week,  Y Facilities Department staff members worked with volunteers to plant thriving plants donated by John Arcoleo, from J&D Associates. At harvest time, the vegetables will be enjoyed by residents in our shelter programs.

For more information about this exciting program at the Newark Y, please contact Dan Staehs, Facilities Director.




Social Responsibility in Action

The fourth annual Knights of Columbus “No One Should Be Hungry” food drive was held to benefit the Newark YMCA. Fifteen boxes of non-perishable items were delivered to the YMCA's Emergency Residence Program this week.

According to Dan Staehs,  Knight In The 3rd Degree and Newark YMCA Facilities Director, "We are looking forward to continuing to partner with the Newark Y to tackle hunger in our community."

Thank you, Knights of Columbus, for helping our community thrive!


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We Need You!

We Need You!
Change two lives!! Become a mentor in our Reach & Rise program. Contact Nicole Washington at nwashington@newarkymca.org.

Healthy Summer at the Y!

Healthy Summer at the Y!
Check our our terrific summer specials - beginning May 15th...

NEW: Summer Day Camp Job Openings at the Newark Y!

Full and part-time positions in thriving Summer Day Camp and at exciting Newark Public School programs! Follow the link for job descriptions and more information...

New Job Openings in Youth Development, Fitness and Financial Development

Visit our Employment Page (at left) for details on these exciting positions.

Mars, Here We Come!

Mars, Here We Come!
The Newark Y’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program at Infinity Institute High School in Jersey City, NJ, has been selected by the New Jersey Department of Education as one of eight schools in ten states participating in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) STEM Challenge.

Camp for Children With Special Needs

The YMCA of Newark and Vicinity is committed to providing the opportunity for all children to learn, grow and thrive in our community. This summer, we will expand programming and offer integrated camps for high-functioning children with autism through the Lisa Beth Gerstman Special Needs Camp.

Hip Hop Class at the Y!

Hip Hop Class at the Y!
Alicia Blanks, from AMB Dance Theater, is bringing her exciting Hip Hop Class to the Newark Y, beginning February 16. Dancers, ages 10 to 18, are welcome!

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