Better Together: Connecting Communities for Change

The Y is thrilled to announce the second annual YMCA Community Week. This year, we're commemorating 170 years since the founding of the YMCA of Greater New York. 

Join us May 23-27 to celebrate your neighborhood Y while supporting the crucial work they do to lift up families across the five boroughs.
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Give to your local Y during the month of May and you'll help unlock up to $40,000 of matching gifts to support programs across the five boroughs.

YMCA of Greater New York Community Week

On May 28, 1852, a group of 300 New Yorkers gathered together at Mercer Street Presbyterian Church in Greenwich Village and made a commitment to form the first YMCA in New York City. In the 170 years since that day, the YMCA of Greater New York has flourished, becoming New York City’s leading nonprofit community service and wellness organization, serving more than 500,000 New Yorkers annually through 23 branches across all five boroughs.

We invite you to celebrate this important milestone with us later this month during the Y’s Community Week. Join us at one of the events highlighted above as we honor all that the Y Community has accomplished and look forward with hope and optimism toward what we can achieve together in the future. Your membership, engagement, and generosity make the Y’s life-changing programs and services possible, and we are so grateful that you’re a part of the Y Family.

 

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