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Welcome Our New Chief Transformational Officer!
The Greater Providence YMCA is pleased to welcome Abby Swienton as our new Chief Transformational O...

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

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

Welcoming New Leadership at our Y branches
Nancy Susan Hanks named District Executive Director at Kent County and West Bay YMCAs.

Toasting Cultural Differences During the Holidays
YMCA CMO shares lessons on forgoing the holiday hype and toasting cultural differences during the se...

YMCA Corporate Support & Leadership
Where There's a Need, There's A Y. Become a YMCA corporate leader and begin supporting your commun...

What Matters is How We Live
YMCA CMO discusses the importance of a positive attitude and shares some ways to remain young as you...

Give grandparents the honor they deserve
YMCA of Greater Providence chief marketing/membership officer, Diane S. Nahabedian, highlights the i...

It's 3pm. Do you know where your child is?
YMCA leaders weigh in on after school care options in the September issue of Rhode Island Parent mag...

Providence Journal highlights education program and YMCA Childcare Center teacher
East Side/Mount Hope YMCA childcare center teacher benefits from RIC's Institute for Early Childhood...

NBC10 shares story of new Camp Fuller boathouse
Camp Fuller's Turner Point Project boathouse is complete! Watch the NBC10 video and check out the up...

SNAP recipients to save on fresh produce with new RI program, South County Y among market locations
A new initiative by the Rhode Island Public Health Institute aims to make fruits and vegetables chea...

Local YMCA Lifeguard Weighs in on Rip Current Rescue in Nantucket
A rip current rescue was caught on camera at Nantucket beach this past week. Local YMCA lifeguard, D...

YMCA Hosts Healthy Kids Day on April 25
April 25 is the Y's national Healthy Kids Day and everyone is invited! Healthy Kids Day promotes hea...

YMCA Camp Fuller to Host Open House
Join YMCA Camp Fuller to learn more about this residential summer camp on beautiful Point Judith Po...

Health Check: YMCA diabetes prevention program
In honor of Diabetes Alert Day, NBC Channel 10 News shares the benefits of the YMCA Diabetes Preven...

Newman YMCA to host Drink and Dabble to raise money
On April 15 the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, MA will host Drink and Dabble at B. Pinelli's in East Provid...

Lilly Elliott: What You Give the Y, You Get Back
Lilly Elliott is known to hundreds of children who come to the babysitting room at the Bayside YMCA...

Newman YMCA celebrates its newly renovated facility
Seekonk's Newman YMCA celebrates its newly renovated facility with grand re-opening event on Februa...

West Bay YMCA Steps Up to Help Wickford Residents
With no time frame for the repair to be completed, the West Bay Family YMCA has stepped up to help t...

YMCA of Greater Providence featured in PrimeTime Magazine
Read how the YMCA of Greater Providence branches are making a difference in Little Rhody and beyond.

Local YMCA Offers Exercise Programs for Cancer Survivors
How our Y branches and Livestrong are making a difference in the lives of cancer survivors.

National Self-Improvement Month
Did you know that September is National Self-Improvement month?

Congressman Langevin Visits Deering Middle School
Congressman Langevin recently visited...

YMCA and Building for Climate Change
YMCA Camp Fuller highlighted in Turn to10 news story.

Pat Thompson and Dave Loftus recognized in the June 22 ProJo
The YMCA of Greater Providence's Board Chair...

All youth in RI deserve the opportunity to learn to swim.
YMCA of Greater Providence District Executive Director Jeanine Achin and...

OST Directors discuss programs and exercise.
Providence Youth Services OST directors published in the Providence Journal: Letters to the Editor....

Article focuses on YMCA member Gary Balletto
Gary Balletto, a YMCA of Greater Providence member, was featured in a WPRI article on Friday, May 23...

Tracy's Story
When Tracy Leroux was a kid, her step-dad moved the family from Miami to Fall River. Being taken fro...

YMCA of Greater Providence Newman Branch to Offer Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program to Boost Children’s Reading Skills
This summer, the YMCA of Greater Providence Newman Y in Seekonk, MA is offering a learning loss prev...

The Kent County YMCA and the Anchor Community Recovery Center will host a special screening of the m...

Brianna is a 34 year old woman with a confident smile, a clear head and enough enthusiasm for three...

The YMCA of Greater Providence will provide pre-diabetes risk assessments on March 25 at many of the...

Bayside YMCA in the East Bay RI Newspaper
The YMCA was highlighted on Tuesday, December 17 in the East Bay RI Newspaper. A contributor to the ...

GPYMCA in the Providence Journal
Our CEO and COO are recognized for Healthy Living initiatives...

The YMCA of Greater Providence is in the Providence Journal again!
The YMCA of Greater Providence was highligted in the Providence Journal...

One of the YMCA of Greater Providence Out-of-School-Time sites – the Full Service Community School P...

Informative Discussion on Breast Health by Mary Ann Wasil, Founder of the Get In Touch® Foundation....

No Joiner's Fee
If you join any branch of the YMCA of Greater Providence between October 1st – 15th we will waive yo...

A Matter of Balance
The award winning program A Matter of Balance will be offered at four YMCA of Greater Providence ...

Swim With the Pumpkins
Come enjoy the 2nd annual free family event where you can dive, swim, and toss pumpkins in the pool....

WJAR at the YMCA
WJAR Channel 10 Morning Anchor/Health Check Reporter Barbara Morse Silva stopped by the Newman YMCA ...

YMCA Out Of School Time
YMCA Out of School Time Offered Throughout the State

Kent County Golf Tournament & Auction
Kent County YMCA to Host Benefit Golf Tournament & Auction                          

YMCA of Greater Providence & Tufts Health Plan Foundation
YMCA of Greater Providence Healthy Aging Program Receives Second Year of Funding From Tufts Health ...

YMCA Honors Partners at 2013 Annual Meeting
Collaborations help address critical community needs.

YMCA Launches 2013 Annual Campaign
"Where there's a need, there's a Y."

YMCA and Pfizer Launch 50 MOVING FORWARD
New Y program focuses on healthy lifestyles for adults.

Rhode Show Highlights Swimming at the Y
Hone your swimming skills at the YMCA.

YMCA & Providence Center Launch New Partnership
Counseling program offers support for community members.

Shower & Power at the YMCA
Local Ys offer chance for people to dry out and warm up. 

Rhode Show Hosts Try Out Y Program
Personalized fitness plan helps members stay fit.

MyHealth at the Y Featured on The Rhode Show
YMCA offers new tool to help members keep their resolutions.

YMCA and Pro-Change Offer New Health & Wellness Program
MyHealth at the Y launches for New Year.

YMCA Hosts Coat Exchange on Black Friday
The Y shares the warmth and builds community.

YMCA of Greater Providence Welcomes New CFO
Lynne Malone joins leadership team.

YMCA Staff Certified as Cancer Exercise Specialists
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Trainers Bring New Skills to Program.

Y Program Featured in Pediatrics Journal
Join for Me demonstrates effectivenesss in treating childhood obesity.

YMCA Receives Award from Tufts Foundation
Grant supports programs to promote Healthy Aging.

Child Obesity Initiative Featured on WPRO Radio
Program helps young people maintain a healthy weight.

Weight of the Nation: Children in Crisis
Join the Y for a FREE screening and panel discussion.

Camp Fuller Celebrates 125 Years
A rich heritage for generations of families.

YMCA Offers Summer Safety Tips for Families
Amica and the Y team up to keep families safe this summer.

YMCA Receives Hasbro Summer Learning Grants
Out of School Time programs give kids a head start.

YMCA Appoints New Board Chair
Architect Mark Saccoccio takes the reigns of Y Board.

Y Honors Partners & Volunteers
Allies recognized at 2012 Annual Meeting.

Y Program Featured on CBS Evening News
YMCA initiative helps kids maintain a healthy weight.

Watch the Y's Rhode Show Spots on Healthy Kids.
The YMCA helps keep Rhode Island healthy.

YMCA Hosts Healthy Kids Breakfast Discussion
Community leaders address the theme: "Healthy Kids Learn Better".

Governor Lends Support to YMCA Cause
YMCA launches $1.1 million fundraising campaign.

YMCA Expert Addresses Childhood Obesity Issues
Listen to The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH.

YMCA's JOIN Program Featured in The New York Times
JOIN4Kids: Helping Kids Learn to Be Lean.

UnitedHealthcare joins Y in fight against obesity
Providence Business News features Y obesity study.

How to Make Your Resolutions Stick
The Rhode Show features a Y program that helps members stick to their goals.

YMCA Offers Resolution Solution
Healthy New Year! Start the year with the right support. Check out our special offer.

Joe White Chairs Annual Support Campaign
Now more than ever, our friends and neighbors need the services the “Y” provides.

YMCA Adopting Health Policies for Youth
1 in 3 kids are overweight or obese. Y sets standards to combat this epidemic.

YMCA Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month
Are you at risk for diabetes? We can help you take control.

YMCA Teams with Towns to Promote Healthy Living
Healthy Places by Design Project seeks to build healthier communities.

YMCA Offers New Healthy Living Programs
New programs for youths with cancer, adults with Parkinsons, and people at risk for Diabetes.

YMCA Partners with United to Combat Obesity
Learn about the Y's efforts to improve the health of our children.

YMCA Program Matches Lawyers with Students
Learn how you can help high school students prepare for law careers.

Walmart Helps YMCA Fight Hunger
Grants to local Ys help provide meals to children all summer long.

YMCA Offers Water Safety Tips
Following these simple rules will help keep your family safe all summer long.

YMCA Offers FREE Community Water Safety Workshops
Workshops teach participants how to stay safe in and around the water all summer long.

RI Education Commissioner Visits Y On The Move
Commissioner Gist highlights summer learning sites on citywide tour.

YMCA Creates Home Exercise DVD for Cancer Survivors
DVD helps survivors recovering from treatment rebuild stamina and strength.

YMCA Offers Swim & Water Safety Lessons at Branches & Homes
Families may choose lessons at branches or in their own backyards. More free programs to be offered....

MetLife Auto & Home Supports YMCA Swim Program
Gift supports purchase of children's life jackets for safety instruction.

YMCA Annual Report
Report highlights organization's impact on community.

Providence Mayor Taveras Visits YMCA Program Site
Mayor praises Reading Intervention program and partnerships.

Nixon Peabody Hosts YMCA Mentoring Students
Teens visit local firm to explore careers in the field of law.

YMCA Recognizes Philanthropic Partners
Three partners lauded for outstanding support of YMCA mission.

Cox Communications Awards $10,000 Grant to Cranston Y
Funds will support education and enrichment programs for youth and at-risk teens.

YMCA Partners with Big Sisters of Rhode Island
Partnership helps kids in Big Sisters and Y programs.

Y On the Move Highlighted by After School Alliance
Mobile outreach initiative featured as Program of the Month.

YMCA Featured in USA Today
YMCA Healthy Kids Day Survey reveals: Kids lack exercise, healthful food.

Healthy Kids Day is Saturday, April 16
Make it a play date! Check out all of the fun and FREE activities at your local Y.

Save the Date for College Goal Sunday - January 30, 2011
Annual event helps students of all ages find money for college.

YMCA Promotes Healthy Weight for Youth
JOIN study helps young people make healthy life choices.

Bank RI Donates $25,000 to YMCA of Greater Providence
Gift supports expansion project at Kent County YMCA.

A NEW Bayside Y is Coming
A new facility will bring more programs and services to the East Bay.

LIVESTRONG Video promotes YMCA of Greater Providence
Video will be seen by Ys across the country to promote program for cancer survivors.

Y Launches Diabetes Prevention Program
Y offers proven Diabetes Prevention Program for anyone at risk of developing diabetes.

Kent County Y Reopens with Bigger, Better Facility
Expansion project offers new and exciting programs at revamped Y.

YMCA Partners with City to Get Kids On the Move
Y On the Move brings fun, free activities to Providence parks.

YMCA Launches New Brand Identity
New platform focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

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