East Side / Mt. Hope YMCA


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Veteran nonprofit leader joins the Y after overseeing programs for Boys and Girls Club and Rhode Island Child and Family Services

[Providence, RI – Monday, August 31, 2020] The YMCA of Greater Providence announced today that Lamel Moore has been named Executive Director of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA in Providence, Rhode Island.  With an extensive background and experience serving the nonprofit community, Moore will fill a vital role replacing Barbara Vincent, who is retiring after a historic 30-years of service to the Y.

“I'm excited to be joining the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, as one of the pillars in the East Side Community,” said Moore. “I look forward to partnering and learning from a diverse group of community members as we work together to address the needs of our neighbors during these most unprecedented times,” Moore said.

Moore, a Rhode Island native, began his nonprofit career as a site-based coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State before transitioning to a lengthy career at the Boys and Girls Club where he served in various leadership roles including Executive Director.

“Lamel’s nonprofit experience coupled with his leadership abilities will help the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA continue its vital mission in supporting our neighbors in need,” said Steven G. O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer for the YMCA of Greater Providence. “His passion for people and commitment to our mission will help us better serve the East Side/Mt. Hope communities,” O’Donnell said.

Moore will focus heavily on implementing innovative strategies to uphold and strengthen the Y’s longstanding community relations and outreach. He will also cultivate philanthropic and civic partnerships, manage the daily operations, and enhance an already strong team of dedicated staff.

Moore is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Business Administration and Management. He’s a board member of AIDS Care Ocean State. His free time is spent with his wife and daughter.

Lamal Moore

What's New

Masks are required at all times when visiting and exercising at the Y. This includes sports, group exercise classes, and in all areas of the fitness center. Masks do not need to be worn while swimming but must remain on until the swimmer is in the pool.

We have taken the necessary steps to ensure your well-being. This means thing will look and feel a little different when you come to the Y. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:


You will be required to schedule an online appointment 24-hours in advance at www.bookaspot.org for all types of workouts from swimming to group exercise classes.


Complete an online health assessment and a new membership agreement prior to your scheduled workout.


As water fountains will be closed, kindly bring your own water bottle. Also, if needed, bring your own towel and mat.


Building capacity will be limited to 25% to support six to 14 feet of physical distance while exercising.


Masks will be required to and from the facility and in areas where six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.


Help support a healthy environment by cleaning the equipment before and after each use.


Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center

421 Hope Street, Providence

The Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center, a part of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, is dedicated to supporting strong, healthy families in our community. Our childcare program provides full-time learning and care for children age six weeks to pre-kindergarten. The Center is located across from the East Side YMCA on Hope Street.

The Child Care Center is Bright Stars accredited and maintains the highest standards of child safety, child development, and continuing staff development. We employ a nurse on site. All our lead teachers and teacher’s assistants are full time and hold an associate or bachelor’s degree, or are enrolled in an accredited program pursuing a college degree.

The Center is housed in a renovated former school and preserves the old charm and character of the lovely building with big rooms and high windows which provide a spacious, bright, learning environment for all children. If you are looking for either a childcare opportunity for your preschooler, infant and/or toddler, we encourage you to check out the Mount Hope YMCA Child Care Center.

The center is led by Samantha McCormack, Child Care Program Director. She has been in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to the center with expertise in DCYF licensing, Bright Stars, Environmental Rating Scales (ECCERS) and RIELDS.

For more information or a personal tour of the Center, contact Samantha McCormack, Program Director, at 401-521-7252. You can also submit the Child Care Interest Form and return it to the Center or email it to smccormack@gpymca.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

The YMCA of Greater Providence is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID: 05-0258878). All cash or in-kind donations made to the YMCA of Greater Providence are tax deductible. Additionally, many companies and organizations have Matching Gift programs – the company will match the employee’s donation to the employee’s charity of choice.

Financial assistance is made available to those who cannot afford the services the Y provides. As a charitable organization, our mission is to ensure that Y services are available and accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Financial assistance is made possible through donations to our Y’s.

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Guest Passes are limited to three (3) per year. Anyone who uses a guest pass must fill out an informed consent form, provide a photo ID and check in at the Welcome Center at each visit.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian and their parent/guardian must sign the informed consent form.

As an added benefit of a Y Family Membership, children can access Kids Care while you work out. For Kids Care schedules and policies, please contact your nearest branch.

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Membership Type Ages Cost/Month (2019)
Under 30 0-30 $35
Individual 31-61
Senior 62+
Individual Plus Couple Ages 62+
Single Parent
+ 1 (up to age 26)
Couple Ages 62+
Single Parent
+ 1 (up to age 26)
Family 2+ Members living in
same household with
children up to age 26
and/or seniors 62+
2+ Members living in same household with children up to age 26 and/or seniors 62+ $84

*Senior Benefit (10% adjustment) for Seniors $49 and Senior Couples $67

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  • A Program Participant is an individual who enrolls only in a specific program or programs and pays a non-member fee, with no further facility or membership privileges.
  • Full Service Member is an individual who pays a monthly fee for a specific membership type and has access to all seven full service branches. As a full service member you have access to:
  • Wellness/Fitness centers
  • Pools
  • Kids Care
  • Youth swim teams
  • Early registration for popular programs
  • Free group exercise including Les Mills ™ programming and yoga
  • Pilates
  • Indoor cycling classes
  • Free water exercise classes
  • Family programs
  • A.W.A.Y. program
  • Members only special events

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We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all. As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y’s in the United States through membership at your primary Y. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. To find a Y in your area, visit ymca.net.

At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is an organization open to all people: men, women, girls and boys of all ages, all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities and financial circumstances. All our branches and every program embraces diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities we serve.

Address 438 Hope St, Providence, Rhode Island
Facility Hours
Monday - Friday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Phone 401-521-0155
Fax 401-946-7589