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160 Years of Improving Lives

your story is our history

To celebrate our 160th anniversary, the YMCA of Greater New York embarked on a grand experiment. Member or not, it didn’t matter — we asked everyone to share their memories of the Y. The response was overwhelming — more than 1,100 people told us their stories.  Visit the timeline to view more stories >

David's Story

Anthony's Story

Marie's Story

David's Story

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How has the Y helped you grow?  TELL US        


THOUSANDS OF UNCOMMON STORIES, ONE COMMON HISTORY
David Ho’s Story

David H. Quote


 
HEALING SPIRIT, MIND & BODY

Anthony Ptak’s Story

Anthony Quote


 
CELEBRATING TRANSFORMATIONS

Marie and Antoinette Slaughter’s Story

Marie Quote


 
CREATING HEALTHY TRADITIONS

David Pineda’s Story

David P. Quote


Visit the timeline to view more stories >