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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…

IDNYC will be library card and more

New Yorkers with IDNYC, the City’s municipal identification card, will get access to the City’s libraries, as well as a number of cultural and recreational institutions, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the Flushing Library on Monday during the card’s launch.Card holders will also receive a 20% discount on family memberships at the YMCA. Read more…

13th annual Unity Games take on even greater meaning than usual in 2015

The Unity Games, an annual event which incorporates basketball as a vehicle to bring children of different races and cultures together for a weekend of activities, will stage its 13th edition on March 21-22. With the support of the YMCA, the Games will provide workshops on Internet safety with a focus on cyber-bullying; gang awareness, cultural diversity, bullying and overcoming obstacles. The program is about understanding and tolerance of someone who is different, about erasing fears at an early age and making friends. Read more…

New York Today: Flash your ID

The New York City identification card will allow undocumented immigrants, the homeless and the formerly incarcerated to navigate the city's bureaucracy. The card also offers prescription discounts, the ability to open a bank account, and cultural discounts. The YMCA also offers a 20 percent off family memberships to all cardholders. Read more…

NYC launches new municipal ID program

Mayor de Blasio on Monday launched the city's new Municipal ID program, a New Yorker-only identification card expected to help thousands of undocumented immigrants. The cards, which look similar to a driver's license, are available to anyone over age 14 who can prove that he or she lives in the five boroughs. The applicant's immigration status won't be asked. Members will receive a 20% discount on all YMCA family pass memberships. Read more…