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May
While our YMCAs have been closed to members and our programs suspended due to COVID-19, we continue to serve community, because that’s who we are at the Y. While facing extremely difficult furloughs and reductions in staff, our Ys have...

28

May
For more than 150 years, North Carolina YMCAs have been there when our neighbors need us most. During times of war, economic depression, catastrophic storms and now this pandemic, our Ys stepped up to fill the gap in service to...

28

May
NC Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Cohen stated that 50% of our North Carolina population is high risk for COVID-19 due to chronic disease . Our communities need our Ys more than ever. Before the pandemic, Ys...

08

Apr
While our YMCAs are closed to members and our programs suspended due to COVID-19, we continue to serve and strengthen community, because that's who we are. Thanks to the generosity of many members and supporters, YMCAs across North Carolina have...

25

Mar
(Updated 4/20/20) Many YMCAs across North Carolina have repurposed buildings and staff to support critical community needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Honoring the recommendations of Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the 25 independent...

27

Feb
In 1920--100 years ago--Congress ratified the 19 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. 2020 being an election year makes this monumental anniversary that much more poignant. A few years ago, I read the biography...

27

Feb
The Y’s youth development work is rooted in character development, but with so many youth coming into the Y facing tough circumstances and having experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the Character Development Leadership Institute provides staff with intentional strategies and...

27

Feb
Every day, about 145 people in North Carolina develop diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That number is alarming on its own, but then consider that about 2.4 million people statewide have prediabetes and that...

27

Feb
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced a $250,000 investment to expand water safety programs offered by the YMCA in 25 rural counties in North Carolina. The funding for 17 NC YMCA associations is part of...

27

Feb
With aquatic safety near the top of the list of what keeps some CEOs awake at night, ask yourself this: Am I adding value to our aquatics program when I visit our pool deck because I have an understanding of...