WE AREN'T JUST SPEAKING CHANGE. WE'RE SPARKING IT.

 

The Y is continuously fighting the syetemic problems that plague Houston. Keep scrolling to get an inside look at some of the ways that the Y has created positive change in our community, and check back to see how the Y continues to be not a place, but a putpose.


YMCA HOUSTON IN THE NEWS

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Dec 30, 2020

IMPACT

Critical Efforts focused on food distribution, child care, seniors, teens, and addressing racial and social inequities and garnered an $18 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott...

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Dec 15, 2020

DONATION

Gift to accelerate the Y’s innovation and outreach efforts and expand local equity initiatives...

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Nov 30, 2020

ART AUCTION

Art showcase that celebrates the work of refugee and immigrant artists from around the globe who now call Houston home...

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Oct 30, 2020

5 DAYS OF ACTION

The weeklong initiative kicks off Oct. 26-30 and features a no cost training, resources and call-to-actions encouraging Houstonians to protect children from sexual abuse...

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Nov 9, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY FUNDING

Programs provide free tuition to help families in need get back to work...

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Sep 11, 2020

FOREVERWELL

Program offers a variety of opportunities for adults age 55 and better to stay active, engaged and connected with others...

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Sep 1, 2020

REOPENING

Houston Texans YMCA, Alief Family YMCA, MD Anderson Family YMCA and The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend set to reopen for fitness-related activities and member-usage Sept. 1...

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Aug 3, 2020

VIRTUAL LEARNING

The Y Learning Center aims to help working families as the school year begins with virtual classes...

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Jul 22, 2020

RELIANT EQUITY INNOVATION CENTER

New center to help solve challenges around inequity, intolerance and exclusion...

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ARCHIVE

YMCA OF GREATER HOUSTON LAUNCHES 16th YEAR OF YMCA OPERATION BACKPACK

HOUSTON (July 8, 2020) — The YMCA of Greater Houston is proud to announce the 16th year of YMCA Operation Backpack, accepting virtual donations now through Aug. 7, 2020. The annual drive is held to provide new school supplies and backpacks to students in need from Houston and surrounding areas, empowering them with both the tools and confidence they need to start the school year successfully. Although the drive may look a little different this year as it is being held virtually, families will still receive the same supplies.

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LANGHAM CREEK FAMILY YMCA USHERS IN NEW ERA WITH RENOVATION

HOUSTON (July 2, 2020) — The Langham Creek Family YMCA is pleased to announce the completion of an interior renovation providing members with reimagined spaces and an elevated experience for the family. The renovation will include a redesigned entrance and lobby, an updated Child Watch area, a high tech sound studio, a new state-of-the-art pickleball complex with six courts, an outdoor exercise studio, updated technology in fitness studios, an innovative personal training room, as well as visual enhancements including new color palettes, flooring, furniture and more.

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YMCA OF GREATER HOUSTON INVITES FAMILIES TO ‘ESCAPE TO THE WOODS’ TO CAMP CULLEN THIS SUMMER

HOUSTON (June 12, 2020) — The YMCA of Greater Houston announces that it is inviting families to ‘Escape to the Woods’ to Camp Cullen on Lake Livingston this summer starting June 19, 2020. This unique and contactless outdoor adventure will provide families a destination close to home, but far enough to get away together. Families will have the opportunity to participate in fun experiences such as indoor and outdoor STEAM activities, sports and lots of adventure. For more than 45 years, Camp Cullen has been providing an overnight summer camp experience for teens and due to COVID-19, the Y made the difficult decision to suspend traditional summer programming for teen campers.

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