Conveniently located next to Brooklyn College, the Flatbush YMCA serves more than 6,200 New Yorkers each year with its state-of-the-art fitness facilities, youth programs and a community committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Leadership Staff

Kendall Charter
Interim Executive Director
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Areial Mathis
Senior Program Director
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Evelyn Kay
Interim Business Manager
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Anthony Ally
Building Manager
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Vincent Punziano
Program Director
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Roberto Lopez
Site Manager
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Kashaun Alexander
Program Coordinator
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Iris Clopton-Robinson
Early Childhood Director
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Board of Managers

Gamal Walker
Kenneth Mbonu
Jackson Rockingster
Steven Schechter
Hyacinth Simms
Sharon Watson


Organized by members of the Flatbush community in Brooklyn in 1924, the Flatbush YMCA first opened in the midst of one of the great residential neighborhoods of all New York. The original building was located at the corner of Church Avenue and Kenmore Place. After a fire destroyed the branch's location in the historic Clarkson mansion in 1940, it has been in several locations, including a renovated theater.

The branch offered traditional YMCA programs with much of its efforts focusing on youth and athletics. Major offerings continue to include the Flatbush Youth Services Center and a Day Camp.