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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…

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…