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Urban Garden Thrives at the Y

Under the guidance of our Facilities Director Dan Staehs,  maintenance staff members, interns and residents are lovingly tending the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity's brand-new garden. Tomatoes, squash and beans are all nearly ready for harvest. These delicious vegetables will be enjoyed by residents in our Emergency Residence Program throughout the summer.

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Empowerment at the Y

Eight women recently graduated from the Newark YMCA’s Project Right Start program. This four-week series gives participants the tools they need to return to the workforce.  Project Right Start offers a variety of workshops on topics including interviewing skills, resume building and dressing for success.  With the collaboration of community organizations and staffing agencies, Project Right Start offers new resources to participants. Some organizations invited participants to their job fairs and a few were able to offer employment opportunities.
During the ceremony, graduates were presented with a certificate, as well as a membership to the Newark YMCA.  Graduates are pictured above with Newark YMCA President and CEO, Michael C. Bright. Good luck to Project Right Start’s promising graduates!
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Helping Our Community Grow

The Newark YMCA’s Succeed Program, in partnership with Prodigal Sons and Daughters Redirection Services, is bringing a corner of Newark to life this summer. This week, teens cleared debris and weeds from a community food garden in the Central Ward of Newark. preparing the soil to grow fruits and vegetables. Over the course of the summer, twice a week, teens will learn about agriculture from members of Prodigal Sons and Daughters.  They will learn the SPIN farming method and have the opportunity to grow everything from collards and lettuces to heirloom tomatoes and corn.  As the youth learn new skills, they are making a positive impact on the community. 

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Generous Donation to Y Kids in Crisis

The Nathanson Family of Westfield hosted a baby naming ceremony for their daughter, Jordyn Alexa, asking friends and family to bring an unwrapped gift for children staying at the Newark YMCA. Follow the link for more ...

Summer Camp Families:

Summer Camp Families:
New photos today! Check out photos of your campers on our blog LITTLE LOOPERS! Follow the link to see the fun ...

New Fitness Class Schedule!

Follow the link to find your favorite classes this summer!

Summer Fun at the Y!

Summer Fun at the Y!
Space is still available for Summer Day Camp! Sign your child up today to make memories for a lifetime!

New: Youth Development Positions Open!

Rewarding positions available in dynamic department! Follow the link for details.

News From Healthy U...

News From Healthy U...
Learn more about how Healthy U helps kids get and stay healthy...

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!

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...

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...

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