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Citi donates $138,000 to aid NYC, hosts luncheon with New York Mets’ Curits Granderson

Citi announced today that they will write a check to City Harvest, United Neighborhood Houses, USO of Metro New York and YMCA of Greater New York to the amount of $138,000 to combat hunger and aid youth in miscellaneous mentoring endeavors. Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson served as a player ambassador of the program and is happy to see the positive results in the form of a substantial donation. Read more…

11/04/14

New Y Roads Center Opens in Bronx

The YMCA of Greater New York and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) celebrated yesterday the Bronx borough expansion of the Y Roads program, which puts New York City's "opportunity youth" on paths towards higher education and careers. On hand to celebrate the new center were Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, District 16 Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, and District 17 Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo. Read more…

YMCA launches program for disconnected youth in The Bronx

High school wasn’t working out for Viatris Balbi. Although she enrolled at a school in Manhattan late in 2012, she found the material boring, the classes too large, the students unfriendly and the individual attention from teachers lacking, so more often than not, she would just decide not to show up. “I didn’t have any ambition at the time,” she said. However, about two weeks ago, Balbi, 17, started taking courses with Y Roads in The Bronx, a free program geared toward helping improve the lives of 16- to 24-year-olds in the city who are not working and not in school. Read more…

The YMCA of Greater New York and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Celebrate the Expansion of the

The YMCA of Greater New York and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) celebrated today the Bronx borough expansion of the Y Roads program, which puts New York City’s “opportunity youth” on paths towards higher education and careers. On hand to celebrate the new center were Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, District 16 Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, and District 17 Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo. Read more…

Students at Staten Island’s PS 39 put their green thumbs to good use for heart-healthy harvest

Students at PS 39 are getting a hands-on lesson on growing, harvesting and eating healthy foods in partnership with the American Heart Association and the YMCA. The Staten Island YMCA, which sponsors the Y After School program at PS 39, earlier this year helped students plant the borough's first American Heart Association Teaching Garden alongside the red-brick school building off Sand Lane and McFarland Avenue. About 80 students participated in the program Read more…

National Grid Awards $20,000 Grant to the Rockaway Y at Arverne by the Sea

On Wednesday, October 22, National Grid awarded a $20,000 grant to the YMCA of Greater New York for the newly constructed Rockaway Y at Arverne by the Sea, which has quickly become an anchor of the community since the facility opened in February of this year. The location provides valuable services to local residents in an area still fighting to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Read more…