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 more...)
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...As the pages of this newsletter reflect, we have provided those we served with a variety of wonderful summer experiences in ways that go deeper than words can express.
We want to begin the fall by thanking the many who have chosen the YMCA of Greater Hartford for fun, health and wellness, camp, enrichment, collaboration, employment, volunteerism, philanthropy, and more. You see, we are very much aware of the fact that you could have chosen another organization for each of these opportunities, and we are honored that you choose us.
Our staff was amazing this summer, demonstrating time after time their commitment to servant leadership-service of others over self... (continue reading)
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innovative summer learning program helps to close academic achievement gap...
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- Hartford YMCA seeks to expand summer program that led to unprecedented academic gains for Hartford students
- Charter Oak Credit Union Pledges $50,000 to Regional Community YMCA
- Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center receives $5,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation...Funds Will Support Y Achievers Program
- Wilson-Gray Youth & Family Center YMCA receives $2,500 gift from PDS Engineering for 2013 Strong Kids Campaign
- Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center receives $10,000 grant from Hartford Steam Boiler....Funds Will Support Y Achievers Program
- Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center receives $2,500 grant from Xerox Foundation...Funds Will Support Y Achievers Program
- Wilson Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center receives grant from ValMark Securities Global Gift Fund to support Y Achievers Program
- Wilson Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center receives $5,000 grant from Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation to Support Y Achievers Program
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2012 robert c. Knox, Jr. YMCA
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Danielle L. Smith, manager of community affairs for United Technologies Corporation, pictured above with award winners.
An open letter to the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA...
"I was angry. I was hurt. I was in terrible shape both physically and psychologically."
One morning my fiancé and I dropped our daughter off at daycare. Instead of going out to our usual Denny's or Friendlys breakfast I told her I wanted to check out the Wheeler YMCA. I had been speaking to one of my old colleagues and he had made the recommendation because of the childcare facilities. We decided to pop in check it out for ourselves. We were greeted by Robyn and promptly given a tour of the facilities. I paid close attention to the people who were working out there. I didn't just see the typical gym rats that I used to encounter while training for various sports, nor did I see the cardio crusaders that join ranks on every machine in the place. There was a balance of people there and although everyone was working hard, you got the impression that they were happy to be there. We continued our tour and watched how the staff greeted us and other members. We then sat down to fill out the application paperwork and questionnaire. I vividly remember the questions. How often did I go outside with my daughter? Never. Do I let my daughter explore on her own outside? No, we sit outside of Dairy Queen every now and then. Initially, it was odd that the questions were focused on what I was doing with my family. I read on and understood that the message being conveyed to me was that the Y was here to help me find a healthy balance with my health and my family. We finished our paperwork, got our membership cards, and left.
The very next morning we started working towards a healthier family" (click here to read more)
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