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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the City of Newton.


We are grateful to announce that we have just been awarded a $38,100 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the City of Newton. These funds support financial aid for Newton residents attending our preschool and Out-of-School Time programs. This is our fourth CDBG grant since early 2021, amounting to $186,600 which has enabled even more children to grow and thrive at the Y. With CDBG funds, we have been able to increase our maximum subsidy for childcare financial aid from 30% to 60%, a critical difference for families facing continued economic challenges due to COVID-19.

YMCA Naming New Building at Summer Camp for Former Watertown Teacher

Jim Lochiatto, or Mr. Loch, made an impact on many Watertown children as an art teacher and working at the YMCA's Camp Chickami, and now he is being honored by having a new building at the Y's summer camp named for him. Since the 1950s, the West Suburban YMCA has run summer camps at its [...]

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West Suburban YMCA: Register for fall pre-school and after-school - Fig City News

The West Suburban YMCA is now enrolling for fall pre-school and after-school programs. These are under the leadership of Heather Porder, the YMCA's new Director of Preschool & Family Services, who brings over 20 years of experience in early childhood development and growth.

Newton's West Suburban YMCA Welcomes New Preschool Director

NEWTON, MA - The West Suburban YMCA, a nonprofit offering youth and community health, social, and educational programs in Newton and surrounding communities, has appointed Heather Porder as the Director of Preschool & Family Services.

Weekly Update from the CEO

May 01, 2020

Can you believe it's May already? We're hopeful this month will bring with it some sunshine, warmer weather, and perhaps the early stages of reopening our Y.

Looking Toward Reopening - We Want Your Input!

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Weekly Update from the CEO

Apr 17, 2020
As the sun sets on the fifth week of our closure, we are all beginning to settle into the "new normal" that is working remotely, attending virtual exercise classes, and educating, entertaining, and engaging our children from home. We hope you and your families remain in good health and spirits.
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A Message from the CEO

Apr 03, 2020

Thank you to the hundreds of members who have chosen to stay with us by converting their monthly membership fees to a donation until we re-open our facilities. During these uncertain times, every member we retain helps ensure we can continue to provide critical services in our community and be here for you all when this crisis subsides.

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