West Orange School District lays out plans, progress in diversity recruitment

West Orange School District lays out plans, progress in diversity recruitment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While the West Orange School District’s teacher ethnic makeup does not match the student ethnic makeup, progress on that front is being made. At the Nov. 21 West Orange Board of Education meeting, Joseph Vespignani, the district’s executive director of personnel and special projects, gave a presentation titled “Diversity Data and […]

South Orange woman serves as new mental health director for the Y

South Orange woman serves as new mental health director for the Y

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has named Laura McCann, of South Orange, as the organization’s new mental health director. In this role, she works to raise awareness of mental health issues and expand mental health resources available to staff, members and the public; she began Aug. 1.  “I’m incredibly excited […]

Four new members join Metro YMCA’s board of directors

Four new members join Metro YMCA’s board of directors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges recently welcomed four new members to its board of directors to help set policy and strategic direction as the organization works to carry out its mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. “These members each bring invaluable leadership and professional experience to the board. […]

Metro YMCAs to hold 28th annual golf tournament on Sept. 19

Metro YMCAs to hold 28th annual golf tournament on Sept. 19

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold its 28th annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 19, at Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. The tournament, the Metro YMCA’s largest and longest fundraising event, raises money for the Y for All Fund, which helps people with extenuating financial […]

Area YMCAs join Five Days of Action to protect children from sexual abuse

Area YMCAs join Five Days of Action to protect children from sexual abuse

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is participating in the Five Days of Action, from April 18 to 22. The Five Days of Action is a weeklong campaign to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. The Y will share statistics and resources throughout […]

La Casa de Don Pedro appoints former YMCA leader as president and CEO

NEWARK, NJ — La Casa de Don Pedro, a nonprofit organization that serves the greater Newark region through social services and community development work, has appointed former Ocean County YMCA President and CEO Peter T. Rosario as its first president and CEO. As New Jersey’s largest Latinx nonprofit organization, La Casa serves upward of 50,000 […]

YMCAs launch 2021 annual campaign to support community needs

YMCAs launch 2021 annual campaign to support community needs

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges recently launched its annual fundraising campaign to help ensure that everyone in the local community has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day, the Y works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it […]

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