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Better Tomorrow CEO heads for greener pastures

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow announced that chief executive officer Randy Peers is ending his 11-year tenure at the head of the organization to become the first CEO for the Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corporation in Berks County, Pa. He worked with the YMCA to form Y Roads Center, which is located at YMCAs in Mott Haven and in Jamaica. Read more…

East New York Locals Organize to Influence Development, Rezoning Results

The city approved a controversial rezoning of East New York in April — and now locals are meeting to have a say in what comes next. A community umbrella organization, the Coalition for Community Advancement, is holding a meeting to address community concerns about the rezoning. Members comprise a variety of local civic organizations and residents, including homeowners, renters, small businesses, churches, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Highland Park Community Development Corporation, East New York Farms and North Brooklyn YMCA. Read more…

STEM learning and golf—yes, golf—come together in this Manhattan youth and education center

“We wanted the space to be able to accommodate many things either simultaneously or consecutively,” said Gordon Kipping, principal of New York studio G TECTS. “I was looking at the programming in visits to the Harlem YMCA where it was already underway. [While the location on West 117th Street was being constructed, the foundation used a YMCA to host programming in its initial months of operation.] Read more…