Yonkers Night Out

National Night Out is a an annual night of community and police coming together to show that in most ways, we are really on the same team.  A host of agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals come together in the four Police Districts of Yonkers to show that we are united in saving lives, reducing violence,…

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Pan African Flag Raising Celebration

Celebrating heritage is important to the Yonkers Family YMCA. Throughout the year the YMCA participates in as many cross-cultural events as possible to show the equality and ensure the inclusion of all people in that which is offered in our wonderful City. Thank you to the the African American Heritage Committee, City Officials and other…

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A Special Work to Do

When I received the phone call to meet with the Deputy Director for Field Operation Maintenance for the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers I would simply say, I was worried.  I though that maybe the YMCA’s SNUG Violence Prevention Program had overstepped its bounds and we would not be able to do much…

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Faith and Feeding

It is a wonderful thing when, in the example of the Holy Spirit, that someone, or some group, becomes a “Paraclete” in service.  A Paraclete is someone called alongside to help.  New Testament Church has put their faith into action by providing meals, desserts, and live Gospel music to those that eat in the feeding…

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Cure Violence with YMCA SNUG

YMCA Project SNUG staff members have worked hard this summer to help our youth and young adults understand that violence is not the answer to your challenges. Through skate parties, Unity in the Community Barbecues, fliers, handouts, and shooting responses, they carry the message that we can cure violence. Cure Violence is the name of the Chicago…

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Will Heaven be Filled with Cupcakes?

Wii Heaven be filled with cupcakes?  That’s a great question.  The Bible gives all kinds of ideas of what heaven will be like but the kids in our YMCA Summer Program took their own guesses.  They made their own “Cupcake Heaven.”  This was only one of the many activities done this summer by our Summer…

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