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New YMCA centers in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy bring hope to the struggling neighborhoods

The YMCA of Greater New York has completed construction on two brand new facilities located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, and Rockaway, Queens, both hit hard by hurricane Sandy a year ago. The Y hopes to reduce the high levels of youth unemployment in these areas, providing both full-time roles and part time shift positions for individuals below the age of 23 years. Read more…

“On Winged Feet…Jesse Owens” At Harlem Y Talks

Harlem Y Talks will present award-winning filmmaker Laurens Grant in the program, “On Winged Feet…Tracking the Trailblazing Journey of Jesse Owens,” on December 16, at 7pm. As the second program of the Harlem YMCA's new Harlem Y Talks lecture series, the director will screen and discuss her PBS-American Experience documentary, Jesse Owens, which just won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Research at the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Read more…