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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Local military, veterans invited to YMCA

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is honoring local military members and veterans by inviting them to come and use the Y at no cost during the month of November.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 25, 2019


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Participants Can Take Exercises Home

Participants of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program can now take their exercises with them wherever they go, thanks to the generosity of one local group of physicians. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 18, 2019


South Mountain YMCA Awarded Character Development Grant

The South Mountain YMCA will use a $15,000 grant to more deeply integrate character development and social-emotional learning practices into its program.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 27, 2019


New Fairview Lake YMCA Executive Director Ready to Move Camp Forward

To Fairview Lake YMCA Camps’ newest executive director, Marc Koch, working at camp is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 20, 2019


Annual YMCA Golf Tournament Marks 25 Years of Fundraising for Children and Families

This year’s event is expected to be the largest in the tournament’s 25-year history, with more than 170 golfers signed up to play on the award-winning course at the Montclair Golf Club. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 28, 2019


YMCA Peanut Shell recognized by Grow NJ Kids for quality child care program

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The YMCA Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center, which provides child care and education programs for infants and children six weeks to 5 years old in Livingston, NJ, received a 3-star rating for their successful completion of ...

By: News and blog | Aug 02, 2019


YMCA To Offer Before and After School Care in Sparta

The Sussex County YMCA will offer its before and after school programs at Sparta Public School students beginning this fall.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 01, 2019


Sussex County YMCA responds to KEEP closing

HARDYSTON, NJ - The Sussex County YMCA is saddened to hear that a nonprofit will no longer be operating in the community. Kids Educational Enrichment Program has been in the community for more than a century by providing a variety of education and ...

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 24, 2019