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Longtime Wayne YMCA Staffer Promoted to Associate Executive Director

Joyce Goldberg Fein, a veteran of the Wayne YMCA leadership team, has been promoted to the organization’s second-in-command. “My goal is to continue creating a cohesive staff team and educating the community about the benefits of the Y and what we do to strengthen the community,’’ said Fein, named associate executive director last MORE >


Metro Y Assigns Full-Time Leader to Child Safety

Building on its commitment to protect children, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has appointed a full-time child safety director to oversee efforts at its six branches. “Safety of children is at the core of the organization’s culture and is our number one priority at the Y,’’ said Maureen Simons, who took the new position last MORE >


South Mountain Y Summer Campers Become Budding Scientists

Campers at the South Mountain YMCA this summer will discover how quicksand is both a solid and a liquid by making batches of gooey Dr. Seuss-inspired Oobleck. They’ll perfect their own recipes for bubbles and figure out what makes the soapy spheres shimmer in the sunlight. They’ll sink their hands in soil while learning how plants grow. MORE >


'Delay the Disease' Fitness Program helps Wayne YMCA Members with Parkinson's Live Better

Volunteer Juliette Sciavolino working with Harold Moroch. Jean LaVorgna, 66, and 82-year-old Don Fornuto sit facing each other playing tug of war with a Pilates ring, smiling as they attend to the serious business of combating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. LaVorgna and Fornuto are among a dozen people with the neurological disorder MORE >


Metro YMCA Achieves Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for the Third Year

On December 1, 2013 Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for the third year in a row. The 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest, is given to nonprofits that practice exceptional fiscal responsibility and governance in fulfilling their mission. "We are honored to receive Charity MORE >


Community Makes the Y Stronger

While our mission is clearly to make the community stronger through our three areas of focus, there was a remarkable event in our East Orange Branch last week…The community made the Y stronger. The 60 Children in the Abbot Pre-school program and over 150 children in the SACC program receive federally subsidized meals through the City of East Orange, MORE >


Keeping Kids Safe With YMCA SPLASH

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under fourteen.1 We believe all children should know how to swim and be safe in and around water at all times. That’s especially true in New Jersey with the many lakes, rivers, oceans and reservoirs. Learning to swim is a critical safety skill for any child living near water. MORE >


YMCA Honored for New Jersey Citizenship Award

The Rotary Club of Livingston Foundation celebrated both organizational and personal contributions to the local community through service and citizenship at their annual dinner. Rotary leadership presented the Annual New Jersey Citizenship Award to the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges and recognized Michael and Peter Schofel of the Eastman Companies with MORE >


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