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2014-03-18 23:21:27

With the addition of the new education center, the Harris YMCA will increase its capacity to drive academic achievement and inspire children to reach their greatest potential. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 One of the largest YMCA’s in North America, the Harris YMCA already serves more than 7,000 children annually. In a special presentation at its annual Better Together Celebration on March 17, the Y announced plans to serve even more children with the addition of the Cato...

2014-01-07 12:31:32

SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Services Corporation ("Core Services"), an Oracle Platinum Partner and OAUG Three Star Partner, is delighted to enter into a new multi-year Oracle ERP managed services relationship with The YMCA of Greater New York ("The Y"). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091130/NY17702LOGO ) John Atwater, Senior Technology Director at The Y, commented, "Core Services has proven that their hosting services are the best choice for our...

2013-09-06 12:24:01

CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the resource office for the nation's 2,700 YMCAs, announced a $1.25 million grant from the Sam's Club Giving Program to expand healthy living opportunities in underserved communities. The funds will help Ys engage their communities in implementing programs and strategies that prevent chronic diseases, the nation's leading causes of death and disability. "As a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving...

2013-05-10 23:20:57

YMCA leaders explain how the camp experience goes beyond childcare, improving a child´s health, behavior, confidence and success in school. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 For generations, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has built a legacy of providing kids and teens with enriching, safe and fun summer camp experiences with caring staff and volunteers who model positive values that build kids´ character. Operating for 138 years, the Y is a leading nonprofit that has built a...

2013-05-06 23:04:17

YMCA chosen by local citizens for “Best of the Best” Awards Issue of Charlotte Magazine Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 For 45 years, Charlotte Magazine has been required reading for those who want to stay abreast of the people, places, events and activities that define the Queen City. Since 1997, its May issue has been dedicated to the annual "Best of the Best" (BOB) awards, recognizing the who´s who among local business and service providers, as determined by their...

2013-04-23 23:02:29

Nationwide event arms families with tools for combatting risks associated with summer inactivity — weight gain and learning loss Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 When the last bell of the school year rings, many kids leave behind valuable opportunities to play and learn, and the majority of them will not get the daily recommended hours of physical activity and reading, or daily amounts of healthy foods this summer. According to the latest YMCA´s Family Health Snapshot —...

2013-04-23 08:33:39

Nationwide event arms families with tools for combating risks associated with summer inactivity - weight gain and learning loss CHICAGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While summer is a season known for relaxation and carefree living, taking the "lazy days of summer" too literally has its consequences. When the last bell of the school year rings, many kids leave behind valuable opportunities to play and learn. The majority of U.S. children are not getting the daily...

2013-02-28 08:26:33

CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), national resource office for 2,700 Ys, announces the election of five members to the nonprofit's board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term on the 27-member board, which sets strategic direction and policy to guide Y-USA in providing Ys with the resources and support they need to strengthen community. Y-USA welcomes the following new board members: John G. Conley, partner and co-founder of Gilliam...

2013-02-20 12:27:13

Canadian children and families offered incentives to become more physically active CALGARY, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced an investment today for a project to encourage physical activity and healthy living among children and their families in communities across Canada. With this project, the Government is advancing innovative partnerships across many sectors, particularly the private and not-for profit sectors, to support Canadians in...

2013-02-06 16:26:13

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA, the resource office for the nation's 2,700 YMCAs, received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to help deliver on its commitment to reduce childhood obesity by transforming communities into environments rich in opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. The grant, totaling $7.8 million over two years, enables the Y to expand its Statewide Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) initiative from six...