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, […]

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

YMCA goes where no man has gone before with campaign

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It is that time of year again: the South Mountain YMCA’s annual fundraiser! This year’s theme is space and the Y hopes to raise $165,000 by year’s end to support its many programs and events. The South Mountain YMCA is one of six Y branches that make up the Metro YMCA of […]

West Essex YMCA to host wellness open house Jan. 7

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than a third of people who make a New Year’s resolution give up by February, and very few succeed, but the West Essex YMCA helps members reach wellness goals with the support of a strong community. “The West Essex YMCA teaches people skills and provides the support that help them achieve […]

West Essex YMCA launches free program for adults diagnosed with cancer

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Adults who have or had cancer and their families are invited to enroll in a free 12-week wellness program that starts Oct. 4 at the West Essex YMCA. The West Essex Y is launching LiveStrong at the YMCA, which has helped more than 41,000 cancer survivors nationwide regain stamina, strength and emotional […]

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 […]

Pre-Shabbat cheer at DOI

Pre-Shabbat cheer at DOI

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Union Y’s Camp Chaverim came to visit Daughters of Israel on Friday, Aug. 12. The campers brought pre-Shabbat cheer to the residents with singing, dancing and chitchat. Photos Courtesy of Renee Glick

Local campers learn to protect themselves in cyberspace

CyberCamp teaches Web safety, security

Local campers learn to protect themselves in cyberspace

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Hanging out in a computer lab for a week in the summer might not sound exciting to some, but for the 13 middle schoolers enrolled in the weeklong Air Force Association CyberCamp at the East Orange YMCA’s Capital One Computer Lab and Learning Center, it was an unforgettable experience to see […]

South Mountain YMCA offers free memberships to middle schoolers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Expanding on its successful free membership program for seventh-graders, the South Mountain YMCA will offer free memberships to sixth- and eighth-graders too starting in September. “A Y membership fosters resiliency and a sense of belonging in middle schoolers, and encourages them to build their bodies and minds, developing healthy habits for a […]