Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

Safety, assurance and enrichment found in Y’s after-school program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The YMCA’s after-school program continues to be a place where children can remain active, learning and engaged during their time out of school — a critical time for all school-age children, especially as they continue to adjust to the many changes related to COVID-19. Each year, the Y works to provide engaging […]

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that approximately $5.4 million will be distributed to 14 Essex County municipalities and 34 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered […]

Beloved West Essex YMCA executive director to retire

Beloved West Essex YMCA executive director to retire

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime West Essex YMCA Executive Director Helen Flores, who led the Y in becoming an integral part of the community, has announced her retirement at the end of the year. Under her leadership, the West Essex Y has grown in membership, outreach and recognition. Through partnerships she’s helped to establish, the YMCA […]

YMCA golf tournament marks 25 years of fundraising for children and families

YMCA golf tournament marks 25 years of fundraising for children and families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold its annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave. in West Orange.  This year’s event is expected to be the largest in the tournament’s 25-year history, with more than 170 golfers signed up to play. The […]

West Essex YMCA Program Champs make big impact

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a rehab center stay for a fractured hip, 94-year-old Carrie Jean Pagley began a specialized physical activity regimen in her Verona home provided by the West Essex YMCA. Cardiac nurse Valerie Beck, the health and wellness coordinator at the West Essex YMCA, visited Pagley twice a week for many months in […]

Partners for Health Foundation honors local service providers

MONTCLAIR, NJ — To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards and grants totaling $100,000 to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, […]

South Mountain YMCA’s Program Champions turn vision into reality

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tom Kerns witnessed the benefits of mindfulness in teenagers and wanted younger children to learn it. Looking for ways to prevent bullying, Mike Summersgill believed character development would build resilience in children. Both turned to the South Mountain YMCA to set their vision in motion. Kerns and Summersgill became the South Mountain […]

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