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2011-01-13 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI), the world's leading supplier of light sources used by chipmakers to create advanced semiconductor chips, today announced its sponsorship of the Cymer Computer Clubhouse, located at the Mission Valley YMCA. Part of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Cymer Computer Clubhouse will serve as an after-school outlet where local youth can tap into their passions and develop skills in a learning environment out-fitted...

2010-09-14 08:49:00

Award program recognizes initiatives designed to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) has awarded five Ys with the 2010 YMCA-Annie E. Casey Foundation Families Count Family Strengthening Award in recognition of their exemplary work to strengthen and support families in their communities. The selected Ys will receive a monetary award to enhance their family strengthening initiatives and will serve as...

2010-07-12 08:30:00

Americans' growing concern about the state of their communities validates need to reach more people, according to new data WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in 43 years, the YMCA has unveiled a new brand strategy to increase understanding of the impact the nonprofit makes in communities. The YMCA has the unique capacity to address many of the challenges facing the nation today. Through its new brand strategy and framework, the nonprofit will extend its...

2010-07-01 08:00:00

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Debuts New PSAs About Safety Steps around Pools and Spas WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) debuts a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about their Pool Safely campaign (www.poolsafely.gov) illustrating how simple steps saves lives at pools and spas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-04-26 08:03:00

LEESBURG, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnilert®, LLC, maker of RainedOut, the first text message service for sports leagues and groups, today announced that YMCA organizations across America are using RainedOut to inform members and staff of closings, cancellations and other urgent announcements. YMCA's that use the RainedOut group text messaging service include: Border View YMCA, Chester Family YMCA, CUYMCA, Greenwood Family YMCA, Henderon County Family YMCA,...

2010-04-13 07:15:00

Experts Recommend Children Get 60 Minutes of Physical Activity Each Day CHICAGO, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before MP3 players and video games ruled playtime, children enjoyed simple activities like jump rope, hopscotch and tag. As engagement in these "old-school" games decreased, the waistline of America's children increased -- one in three is obese or overweight due to inactivity and poor nutrition. On YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Ys are encouraging children and families to get back to...

2010-02-10 08:36:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast food. Online gaming. Unlimited channels. High fructose corn syrup. There are countless scapegoats for the unprecedented childhood obesity epidemic affecting the country. But research shows that, despite all indications to the contrary, parents are still the primary influence in their kids' lives. The YMCA of Greater New York aims to remind moms and dads of that with its new public information campaign, launching this week on a number of broadcast...

2009-10-21 09:25:00

IBM KidSmart Program provides Young Explorer(TM) computers to YMCAs to support education for Hispanic/Latino communities CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the resource office for the nation's YMCAs, has received a grant from IBM to enhance YMCA early learning opportunities for three- to seven-year-old children in YMCA child care programs. The grant will provide 50 Young Explorer(TM) computers to YMCAs serving communities where the population is at...

2009-10-07 07:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, the Network for a Healthy California - Los Angeles Region and the YMCA of Los Angeles have joined forces to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in our community. Developed in collaboration with Clear Channel Radio in Los Angeles, the Champions for Change radio and online promotion encourages parents to make sure that the start to this school year includes healthy changes in the ways their kids eat and play. The...

2009-09-17 11:05:00

Award recognizes local initiatives that improve lives of children and families CHICAGO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA today announced that five YMCAs have been named recipients of the 2009 YMCA-Annie E. Casey Foundation FAMILIES COUNT Family Strengthening Award in recognition of their exemplary work to strengthen and support families in their communities. This is the fourth year that YMCA of the USA, with the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has presented...


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