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The New York Life Foundation awards $1 million grant to the YMCA of Greater New York

The YMCA of Greater New York announced today that it received a four-year, $1 million grant from the New York Life Foundation to expand the Y Scholars Middle School Program. The Y Scholars Program is currently offered at 19 sites throughout the five boroughs of New York and serves more than 1,200 children. The grant will allow the Y to expand to four additional middle school sites, reaching at least 400 additional children in New York City. Read more…

Adult literacy programs soldier on despite steep budget cuts

Central Harlem has some of the lowest education statistics in New York. Only 20 percent of Central Harlem’s residents aged 25 and up have a college degree, according to a 2006 Department of Mental Health and Hygiene report. This is less than half the rate in Manhattan, Furthermore, 22 percent of residents have not completed high school. Organizations like the YMCA and nonprofits such as Literacy Partners are dedicated to improving those numbers and boosting adult literacy in the community. Read more…

Husband helps at Ridgewood YMCA in memory of his wife

Paramus resident Milton Kohlman began his reiki practice when his wife, Connie, found that it helped ease the aches and pains during cancer treatment. They got into it by accident; the couple spotted a pamphlet for a class as part of the Ridgewood YMCA's Living Strong, Living Well program for cancer patients and survivors on the way out of one of Connie's oncology appointments. Read more…

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