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Newton's West Suburban YMCA Offers 'Founding Member' Opportunity

NEWTON, MA - The West Suburban YMCA, which plans to open a second full-service Y facility at 135 Wells Avenue on the south side of Newton this fall, is offering an opportunity for individuals to become a "Founding Member" at the new branch.

Wells Avenue YMCA: Founding Members promotion - Fig City News

The West Suburban YMCA is getting ready to open its new facility on Wells Avenue and is offering a Founding Member deal, open to everyone, including current members. The first 5 men and first 5 women who register and pay $1,000 will receive one locker rental at Wells Avenue and...

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.

A Message from the CEO

Mar 27, 2020

First and foremost, please know that the West Suburban YMCA is thinking of you, your families, and our community-at-large. We hope you are all staying safe, healthy, and managing as well as you can under the current circumstances. I write with an update from my last communication of March 22, 2020 concerning our response to the Covid-19 pandemic

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A Message from the CEO

Mar 22, 2020
A heartfelt thank you to all West Suburban YMCA members who have agreed to sustain your memberships, thereby enabling us to continue to serve you our members and our entire community.
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An Update Regarding Our Closure

Mar 17, 2020

Thank you for your support over the past week as our Y has worked to determine the best steps forward for our members, participants, staff, and community. Our main concern is for the health and wellbeing of all our constituents. We continue to monitor and follow all local, state and federal guidelines. Considering Governor Baker’s announcement l

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Covid-19 Operations Update

Mar 14, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, the West Suburban YMCA has made the difficult decision to shut down the facility, effective March 14, 2020 at 7:00pm through Sunday March 29, 2020 reopening Monday March 30, 2020. 

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Covid-19 Operations Update

Mar 12, 2020

The health and well-being of West Suburban YMCA members, participants, and staff is our highest priority. During this unprecedented time as COVID-19 spreads in Massachusetts, we are committed to maintaining a healthy environment and supporting the health and wellness of our community. As of today, we remain open to serve you.

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