Spring greetings to all! As you examine the events and activities highlighted in this newsletter, I hope you will be filled with pride and joy in knowing that you played an important part in every smile in every photo. Please also know that this newsletter fails to provide enough space to highlight all of the wonderful opportunities taking place throughout our Association. Nonetheless, the spirit of our work, and its collaborative nature, can be seen and felt in the vignettes that follow. (continue reading...)
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...A Time for Reflection and Hope
Happy Holidays to one and all!
As 2013 comes to a close, we must reflect on and appreciate our accomplishments. The year has seen an increase in our capacity to serve, with more youth and families enjoying the benefits of our programs and services. We continued our effort to bring fresh produce in three communities. We became more and more collaborative, building and participating in partnerships across greater Hartford. We sent increasing numbers of youth to our day and summer camps. We supported the academic enrichment and success of countless children, as they struggled for proficiency in reading, math and science. We assisted those who were ready to be fit, changing for life, and living stronger. We recognized staff for their many contributions and celebrated the success of our national movement at General Assembly and the Emerging Multicultural Leadership Experience (EMLE) Conference. We heightened our visibility, as a charitable organization, by telling our story at every turn. And grant revenue and charitable contributions exceed last year’s totals. 2013 witnessed the creation of a new Strategic Plan, which promises to guide our work for years to come. Lastly, we created more and more opportunities for volunteer engagement. While 2013 offered a few challenges, overall, it was a great year. (continue reading...)
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- Student Achievers awarded with the YMCA-Hartford Courant Junior Champions Award at the YMCA Celebrates Champions Event
- A night to remember...Players from the Minnie Gonzalez Little League meet two-time World Series Champion Johnny Damon
- YMCA of Greater Hartford Receives $7,000 in Grants from Berkshire Bank Foundation Funds Support Teen Incentive Program and YMCA Celebrates Champions
- The Farmington Valley YMCA has received a $2,500 grant from the Rockville Bank Foundation, given in support of the From the Ground UP project. From the Ground UP's vision is to promote access to healthful, economical food for all, and its mission is to empower local youth to become agents of change in their communities who advocate for a sustainable and just food system.
- The Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center has received a $2,500 grant from the Rockville Bank Foundation, given in support of the YMCA Let's Dance program.
- The YMCA of Greater Hartford's Power Scholars Academy received a $7,500 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, given in support of the Y-BELL Power Scholars Academy.
- The Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center has received a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its Teen Incentive Program (Y-TIP), which benefits underserved teenagers from Hartford's Clay-Arsenal and Upper Albany neighborhoods.
- YMCA of Greater Hartford receives $50,000 grant from The Hartford for Adaptive Sports Program. The YMCA of Greater Hartford’s Adaptive Sports Program offers people with disabilities, including those who have suffered traumatic injury or an illness compromising their physical ability, the opportunity to improve all aspects of their physical and mental condition.
- The Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center received a $3,500 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation to support its Teen Incentive Program (Y-TIP) that benefits underserved teenagers from Hartford's Clay-Arsenal and Upper Albany neighborhoods.
- YMCA Camp Chase received a $3,500 grant from The Lily Palmer Fry Memorial Trust in support of the unique opportunities for youth that promote personal growth in the context of the Y's four core values—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—offered at Camp Chase.
- YMCA is applying for 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. If funded the grant will support the Hip & Fit Extended Day program at Hartford's Simpson-Waverly School and East Hartford's Anna E. Norris Elementary School. For more information about the programs or to review a copy of our application please contact Sonia Toledo @ 860-522-9622 ext 2397.
- The YMCA of Greater Hartford has received a $300,000 grant ($100,000 per year for the next three years) from the SBM Charitable Foundation in support of the Y-BELL Power Scholars Academy and the Hip & Fit Afterschool Program at the Anna E. Norris Elementary School in East Hartford.
- YMCA of Greater Hartford receives $75,000 grant from The LEGO® Children's Fund for Y-BELL Power Scholars Academy. The Y-BELL Power Scholars Academy, is a program designed to help increase academic achievement in students in grades K-5.
- The YMCA of Greater Hartford is proud to announce that Cigna is the presenting sponsor for the 2014 YMCA Celebrates Champions event
- Baseball legend Johnny Damon coming to Hartford for YMCA Celebrates Champions...Damon played both sides in baseball's greatest rivalry
- The YMCA of Greater Hartford has received over 200 new basketballs, thanks to a donation from NBA Cares, DICK’s Sporting Goods and Spalding.
- The Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center has received a $15,000 grant from First Niagara Foundation, given in support of the YMCA Teen Incentive Program(Y-TIP), which benefits underserved, at-risk teenagers ages 13 through 18 from Hartford's Clay-Arsenal and Upper Albany neighborhoods
- Jerald B. Gooden has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford for a two-year term. Gooden is the retired Senior Vice President and Head of Regions for Aetna, Inc. “I believe in the Y because of its mission of helping people develop physically, mentally, and spiritually...
- The Glastonbury YMCA has received generous funding from the Norma and Natale Sestero Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to support the Glastonbury Y’s LIVESTRONG cancer survivor program
- The Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center received a $1,000 grant from the Rockville Bank Foundation, given in support of the YMCA Let's Dance Program
- Hartford YMCA seeks to expand summer program that led to unprecedented academic gains for Hartford students
- Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center receives $5,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation...Funds Will Support Y Achievers Program
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Alecia Hogan, manager of community affairs for United Technologies Corporation, and Gary Wolff, board chairman for the YMCA of Greater Hartford, pictured above with award winners.
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