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WSYMCA Receives $10K Grant for Early Childhood Education

West Suburban YMCA

Nov 04, 2019

The West Suburban YMCA announced that it has received a $10,000 Grant for Good from Eastern Bank, America’s oldest and largest mutual bank. The grant is part of a $1 million commitment Eastern has made to local nonprofit organizations strengthening options for children and families across Eastern’s New England footprint.

Mission Moment: Working for the Y

Kelly O'Keefe

Oct 23, 2019

I love working for the Y because our work is so mission driven. Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility are not just words we place on the walls.  These are the foundations to support the decisions and actions we take every day.  The culture that I am apart of here at our Y is contagious.

DCF Foster Family Recruitment Week

State Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs

Oct 22, 2019

[MASSACHUSETTS] The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs is pleased to partner with the Department of Children and Families and its member YMCAs across Massachusetts to host Foster Family Recruitment week at the Y. 23 YMCA locations in Massachusetts will be participating in Foster Family Recruitment week the week of October 21-25.

Mission Moment: Singing Around the House

Sunny McGovern

Sep 25, 2019

I have worked with children of all ages and levels for over 10 years in a slew of camp and music-related lessons, activities, and other programs.

"Summer Eats" Program Serves Thousands of Free Meals

Aug 28, 2019

Thousands of meals served to local youth this summer through partnership between West Suburban YMCA and Bentley University


Mission Moment: How LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Changes Lives

Jane Carroll

Jul 19, 2019

In past Mission Moments, I have shared the experiences of the Livestrong at the YMCA program through the eyes of the cancer-surviving participant. For this Mission Moment, I want to share my personal experience as the coordinator and instructor of the program.

Summer Eats

West Suburban YMCA partners with Bentley University to provide free meals for children all summer long

Jul 03, 2019

The West Suburban YMCA and Bentley University are participating in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program, known in Massachusetts as Summer Eats, to provide free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session.

West Suburban YMCA participates in Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

West Suburban YMCA Selected as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary for Month of July

Jun 27, 2019
The West Suburban YMCA has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of July. The Y will receive a $1.00 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at one of two designated locations during the month of July.

Mission Moment: Volunteering With Togetherhood

Sara Pollock DeMedeiros

Jun 27, 2019

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Centre Street Food Pantry (CSFP) with a co-worker and two West Suburban YMCA members. This excursion was part of Togetherhood, the Y’s volunteer program intended to connect people from all backgrounds to plan and carry out volunteer projects that address a real need in our community.

Mission Moment: Water Safety is for Everyone

Amanda Pierce

Jun 24, 2019

Warm weather has returned to our area and with it has come the devastating tragedies involving children drownings.  Drownings have already occurred with a 5-year old in a pool in Medford; 9 year old in a lake in Hopkinton, and a 14 year old in a pond in Clinton.  At the West Suburban YMCA, our thoughts and prayers go out to these families and want our community to understand that drowning is PR