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Aqua Spin

The Vanderbilt Y's new Aqua Spin class was featured in a segment on Good Day New York. Reporter Duke Castiglione and Meteorologist Mike Woods hopped in the Vanderbilt Y pool and participated in the new class, the Y's own Lori Rose Benson and Jonathan Dickson were featured speaking about the effectiveness and accessibility of the workout. Read more…

Lund & Bernstein: Changing Charity

Americans are known for their generosity. From the earliest days of the republic, charitable giving was an integral part of American culture. That impulse to join together and contribute to the well-being of society is alive and well today. THe President and CEO of YMCA of Greater New York, Jack Lund, recently discussed philanthropy on Wealthtrack. Read more…

Diabetes Prevention Program: YMCA and RUMC team up to offer free 16-week course

The Staten Island YMCA and Richmond University Medical Center have joined forces to extend the reach and increase the success of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program. The Y has offered the 16-week program for a number of years. The partnership with RUMC grew out of a dedication of both institutions to curb the diabetes epidemic on Staten Island. Read more…

A boy praises the principal of his Brooklyn school and a fund-raising campaign takes off

Recently Human of New York's Instagram account featured a story of Vidal Chastanet, a 13-year-old from Brownsville. In the caption, Chastanet said his principal, Ms. Lopez, was his biggest inspiration. Since posting, Chastanet, Lopez and Mott Hall Bridges Academy became overnight sensations receiving over $1 million in donations. This is not the first time HONY raised money for a great cause. Previously, the account raised over $100,000 for the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Read more…

Changing Charity

CEO and President of the YMCA of Greater New York, Jack Lund, was interviewed by WealthTrack. He spoke about the biggest changes in philanthropic giving and the difference it is making in the YMCA>. Read more…

New York City officials tout success of municipal ID card program

IDNYC is a program that allows cardholders to access key city services they previously may not have had access to. City officials say more than 100,000 people have already gotten their cards or are waiting get them, and city services are seeing a surge in business. One benefit of being a cardholder is a 20% discount for area YMCA Family memberships. Additionally, cardholders receive a discount on cultural events, Parks Department permits and memberships, and free one-year membership to the city's leading museums, music venues, gardens and zoos. Read more…

NYC launches municipal ID card program

New York City has launched its municipal identification card program, the largest in the country, which will allow immigrants living in the country illegally to access key city services they were previously unable to obtain. One of those services is a 20 percent discount on family memberships at the YMCA. Read more…