South Mountain YMCA welcomes new youth sports dynamic duo

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Jason Kelly, aka Coach Kelly, has been named the new director of youth sports and wellness at South Mountain YMCA in Maplewood. After playing football in college, Kelly pursued his passion for sports and wellness through a career coaching college football, while simultaneously earning his master’s degree in athletic administration from Springfield […]

YMCA celebrates multitude of donations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In just six weeks, staff and members at the seven Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges branches raised 70 percent of the organization’s $1,125,000 annual campaign goal. “This achievement is a testament to our staff and members’ commitment to their communities through our mission of promoting healthy living, youth development and social responsibility,” […]

Metro YMCA ranks in top 4 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges for a seventh straight year received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the United States for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability. “Only 4 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations, […]

County drive for the needy collects 11 tons of donations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 97,459 people visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the […]

Metro YMCA ranked in top 5 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, […]

Residents invited to register for Metro YMCA’s 22nd annual golf tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To help neighbors in need, all local residents are invited to register for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 22nd annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 19. Admission is charged and includes the full day of golf and all evening activities. Proceeds from the event at the picturesque Montclair Golf Club […]