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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 >


Whole Foods Proceeds Day: Great Success!

October 13, 2014- The Whole Foods Market’s 5% Proceeds Day that benefited nine New Jersey YMCAs was a great success! Proceeds totaled $42,096 of which $4,500 was received by the West Essex YMCA to benefit its YMCA Financial Assistance Fund and Community Outreach Programs. “The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance is comprised of 41 corporate YMCA 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 >


Metro YMCA hosts family events celebrating healthy eating and fitness

A smoothie contest, food demonstrations and parent/children play time are just some of the ways the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will celebrate Healthy U/Food Day this month. “Our goal is to inspire families to eat healthy and exercise through these fun-filled events that culminate on Food Day,’’ a nationwide celebration of healthy, MORE >


South Mountain Y Director wins Program Leadership Award

Adrienne Mtume has spent her life collecting artwork and stories of the people and cultures she’s encountered while traveling the world. In 2012, Mtume created the Global Arts summer camp at the South Mountain YMCA to share those experiences with young children and open their eyes to cultures far beyond the boundaries of Maplewood and South 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 >


'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 >


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 >


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