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South Mountain YMCA and SOMA Middle Schools Raising Money for the Community Coalition on Race

South Orange and Maplewood Middle Schools are collaborating with the South Mountain YMCA to inspire students to share their voice while raising money for the Community Coalition on Race.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 03, 2020

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Metro YMCAs Plan Safe Reopening of Day Camp and Child Care

Following Governor Murphy’s announcement that New Jersey could begin reopening child care on June 15 and summer camp on July 6, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is set to reopen safely and welcome children back to our child care and summer camp programs.  

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 02, 2020

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YMCA Receives 2020 Best of East Orange Award

The East Orange YMCA has been selected for the 2020 Best of East Orange Award in the Youth Organization category by the East Orange Award Program.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 22, 2020

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Virtual Duck Race Raises Over $25,000 for YMCA and Community

 For the first time in history, the South Mountain YMCA hosted a Duck Race that called itself virtual despite real rubber ducks, a rushing river, and colorful commentary.

By: News and blog | Jun 10, 2020

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Metro YMCAs Plan Father's Day Virtual 5K and Family Fun Run

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold a Father's Day Weekend Virtual 5K and Family Fun Run, an opportunity for people of all ages to get outside, get active, and engage with their community while also staying safe and practicing social distancing. Run individually, with family, or on a team. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 08, 2020

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Metro YMCA of the Oranges Partners with The Bridge to Support Children, Families

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is partnering with behavioral healthcare nonprofit, The Bridge to provide support to children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

By: Mollie Shauger | May 27, 2020

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Metro Y to Hold Virtual Healthy Kids Day® and Senior Health & Fitness Day

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold two free, virtual events in May to inspire more adults and kids to keep their minds and bodies active. 

By: Mollie Shauger | May 14, 2020

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Metro YMCAs Plan Mother's Day Virtual 5K and Family Fun Run

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold its first Mother's Day Weekend Virtual 5K and Family Fun Run, an opportunity for people of all ages to get outside, get active, and engage with their community while also staying safe and practicing social distancing. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 30, 2020

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Cheryl Tuturice named District Executive Director for Wayne, West Essex branches

Following an extensive search that saw more than 130 applicants, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has named seasoned YMCA leader Cheryl Tuturice as the new head of its West Essex YMCA branch, succeeding former Executive Director Helen Flores. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Mar 09, 2020

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Local resident and YMCA professional to lead East Orange Y

The East Orange YMCA has named city resident Washima Redding as the branch’s newest Executive Director. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Feb 14, 2020

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Metro YMCA of the Oranges Kicks Off 2020 Fundraising Campaign

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is kicking off the 2020 Annual Support Campaign, with a goal of raising $1,180,000 to keep programs like child care, summer camp, and swim lessons affordable for all people in the community.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 28, 2020

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West Essex YMCA Open House on Jan. 4

Area residents are invited to an open house on Saturday, Jan. 4 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. to see all that the West Essex YMCA has to offer.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jan 02, 2020

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Beloved West Essex YMCA Executive Director to Retire

Longtime West Essex YMCA Executive Director Helen Flores, who led the Y in becoming an integral part of the community, has announced her retirement at the end of the year.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 12, 2019

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Greater Bergen County YMCA to Transition Services, Reinvest with Building Sale

To better serve the community of Hackensack and surrounding areas, the Greater Bergen County YMCA is working with NAI Hanson to identify a development opportunity for a new full facility YMCA and to sell the current building at 360 Main St.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 07, 2019

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Metro YMCA Earns Top Rating from Nation's Largest Charity Evaluator

For the ninth straight year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 07, 2019