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Advertising Exec Shares Expertise as New Member of Metro YMCA’s Leadership Board

Erica Yahr joined Teach for America fresh out of college in 1992, assigned to teach math at an inner-city high school in New Orleans. On her first day the psychology major walked into a classroom “with 33 ninth graders, 30 seats, and 28 ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019

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Owner of Specialty HR Firm Takes the Plunge to Join Metro YMCA Volunteer Leadership Board

Jennifer L’Estrange’s sons first stepped foot on U.S. soil in 2013. They were born in Switzerland, where L’Estrange has dual citizenship, and spent two years in Australia, their father’s home country. When they moved to New ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019

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Livingston Native Who Overcame Adversities Joins Metro YMCA’s Leadership Board

From the depths of tragedy, Mario Arace learned to embrace the good in life. At age 16 in 1982, Arace was badly injured in a car crash that claimed his older brother, Andrew, a Livingston High School linebacker. When his father died 12 years ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019

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Livingston Architect Joins Leadership Board to Build on Metro YMCA Successes

When Matthew Jarmel was a single dad raising twins, the West Essex YMCA played an important role for the family. His son Benjamin, who has autism, learned to swim there and then swam competitively with the Piranhas Special Olympics swim team. ...

By: News and blog | Jul 25, 2019

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IT Business Owner Joins Metro YMCA Board of Directors to Help Single Parents

Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt found herself a single parent when her 39-year-old husband died of a heart attack in February. While dealing with the grief and helping her two young boys cope, Lakhani-Bhatt suddenly had to run the IT company her husband founded ...

By: News and blog | Jul 25, 2019

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PR Exec Joins Metro YMCA Leadership Board to Champion Y Causes

Megan Redzia and her family rallied around her mother as she underwent breast cancer treatment. In spite of all the support her mother received, “I think she still experienced some loneliness through the process because none of us could fully ...

By: News and blog | Jul 25, 2019

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Greater Bergen County YMCA Appoints Associate Executive Director

Washima Redding, who has built a career inspiring others to become their best selves, was recently named the associate executive director of the Greater Bergen County YMCA.

By: News and blog | May 22, 2019

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Associate Executive Director of Expanded Sussex County YMCA Receives Top Honor

Corey Brown was honored as the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges' Staff Member of the Year for his leadership of the Sussex County YMCA following completion of a $3.8 million expansion and strong growth in membership. 

By: News and blog | May 02, 2019