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The Greater Providence YMCA names Steven G. O’Donnell as new Chief Executive Officer. Steven G. O’ Donnell named CEO of Greater Providence YMCA

Dean Fogel announces donation to support summer campers, known as Joe Fogel Camper program. Cranston YMCA Announces Joe Fogel Campers


We are excited to announce new leadership!

The Greater Providence YMCA is pleased to announce that Steven G. O’Donnell, former Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the RI Department of Public Safety, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. The nationwide search for the new GPYMCA CEO was conducted by O’Neill Consulting Group of Wakefield, RI. O’Donnell brings integrity, strong leadership and an unparalleled understanding of all communities in Rhode Island, and we are excited he has chosen to join the YMCA and our mission for the next stage of his remarkable career. Welcome, Col. O’Donnell! (image courtesy of The Providence Journal)

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Did You Know:
We Offer Personal Training!

You don't have to do it alone! There are so many benefits to working with a personal trainer -- and all members can enjoy this perk anytime! Learn more about our Y Personal Training program in the WPRI Rhode Show video below, or click here for more information.

Thank you, veterans!

Today is just one day that we as a nation officially recognize our veterans for their dedication to the sanctity and security of our great nation. On behalf of the YMCA of Greater Providence and all branches, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for the service and sacrifices of all veterans, especially those vets within our YMCA organization, their family and friends. We honor you today. Please take the time to thank a VETERAN today!

With appreciation,
Steve O'Donnell
CEO, YMCA of Greater Providence

Interior Department Selects Providence as Priority City to Connect Youth to the Great Outdoors!


Exciting news!! Our Providence YMCA has been selected as one of 50 cities nationwide for the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move!Outside initiative! The nationwide initiative aims to inspire young generations to learn about, explore, play, work and serve on publiclands, such as local parks to federal lands and waters. The initiative will provide two years of funding for the Providence Metro YMCA to help coordinate efforts, facilitate collaboration, grow resources, and increase participation in outdoor programs and lands. To learn more about the initiative, click here.


Over 144 YMCAs in the country receive the Walmart year-roundfood service grant. Only 15 grantees were chosenas "the best of the best" to attend a harvest session and share theirwork -- the YMCA of Greater Providence was selected as one the 15 in the fall of 2015! The photo below highlights the "best of the best" on day one of theconference.

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