Yonkers Family YMCA Unveils PeaceMobile RV

The YONKERS FAMILY YMCA proudly presents the unveiling of its latest initiative, the PeaceMobile RV. This groundbreaking mobile unit is set to revolutionize crisis response in communities affected by violence.

 “The PeaceMobile stands as a beacon of hope, offering vital services to communities grappling with trauma and conflict,” remarked Sade Gilcrest, Director of the PeaceMobile.

“Through therapeutic wellness programs, conflict resolution strategies, and healing practices, we aspire to cultivate environments of resilience and tranquility. Our mission is to create a safe haven where all individuals can find peace and solidarity.”

The Yonkers YMCA PeaceMobile will function as a mobile sanctuary, providing a diverse array of offerings including Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation, Music and Arts, P.E.A.C.E Music Studios, a Relaxation Oasis featuring restorative massage and aromatherapy sessions, Healing and Community Circles, as well as Professional and Unconventional Therapeutic services.

The realization of this vision was not without its obstacles, and we extend heartfelt appreciation to the individuals who have contributed to its success.

Together, we are forging a path toward a brighter, more harmonious future for Yonkers and beyond.

Learn more about the PeaceMobile


Special thanks are owed to Erica Ford – CEO, Founder of Life Camp, Inc, Bishop Carl Fuller & Darrell Craig with Life Camp Inc., Lucria Ortiz, Former President & CEO of Yonkers YMCA, Donald Somerville, Sade Gilcrest (our esteemed PeaceMobile Director), and the entire PeaceMobile staff.

We are equally grateful for the steadfast support from the City of Yonkers, Mayor Mike Spano, Sunday Tinelle, Mario Caruso, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Marilyn Ponce – Project Manager, CDBG Economic Development and St. John’s Riverside Hospital, along with Tim Hodges, Jim Leviness, Denise Mananas. We also extend our appreciation to our community partners whose unwavering support has been invaluable: Yonkers Wellness Center, We Art One, Juices For Life, Yonkers Public Library, and Dolce Design.

Women in the YMCA

A brief history of Women in the YMCA movement.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Y is honored to commemorate and celebrate female figures within the history of the YMCA movement who were vital to the success and empowerment of all current and future women leaders in the Y. 

Yonkers African American Heritage Committee, Black History Month Luncheon

Two members of our team, John Thompson (Community Health Program Director) and Vincent Taliaferro (Interim President & CEO), had the honor of taking part in the Black History Month Luncheon organized by the Yonkers African American Heritage Committee last weekend at the Nepperhan Community Center. The event celebrated the outstanding contributions of artists Katori Walker and Evan Bishop.

We Wear Black 2024

2/23/24: Today, we stand with YMCAs across the country and commit to being an anti-racist organization by wearing black. Why do we wear black? We wear black to honor the struggle of those who came before us. We wear black in unity with those who are working daily to fight injustice, prejudice and inequity. We wear black to do our part to ensure those who come after us have greater opportunity to thrive. #WeWearBlack

Yonkers YMCA Interim President & CEO, Vincent Taliaferro was sworn in as a board member of the Community Planning Council of Yonkers

Congratulations to our Interim President & CEO, Vincent Taliaferro who was sworn in as a board member of the Community Planning Council of Yonkers on January 30th. 
He joins the following community members who were also sworn in: 
Susan Thaler 
Freda Macon 
Sara Brody 
Wilda Mejias
Jesse Montero
Alenna Merritt
Anietra Guzman-Santana
Benito Herrero 
Elissa Ramos 
Karen Tumelty 
Marisol Macebo