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  • Title: YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: .. YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.. YMCA Online Community.. YMCA OF GREATER PITTSBURGH.. Home.. About Us.. Mission Values.. History.. Community Benefits.. Annual Report.. Our Supporters.. Employment Opportunities.. Staff Resources.. Sustainability at the Y.. Organizational Profile.. Financial Assistance.. Programs.. Youth Development.. Healthy Living.. Social Responsibility.. Join The Y.. Locations.. Map.. Branch List By Region.. Wellness Centers.. Day Camps.. Before After School.. Early Child Development.. Residence Camps.. Pools.. Support the Y.. Donate.. Annual Giving Campaign.. Volunteer Opportunities.. United Way.. Educational Improvement Tax Credit.. Schedules Forms.. Events.. News.. Contact.. Valentine s Day Promotion.. This Valentine s Day share the gift of a healthy lifestyle with someone you love (or kind of like).. For a limited time only, members can bring a guest to their local Y branch for free! The promotion takes place from Thursday, February 14th through Sunday, February 17th.. Contact your local Y branch for more information.. HEALTHY FAMILY HOME TRAINING CAMP.. A 12-week childhood obesity prevention program designed to engage families in fun experiences that support a healthy lifestyle.. Groups now forming at the following locations: Allegheny Y, Homewood/Brushton Y, and Wilmerding Y.. ADVENTURE WARRIOR RACE.. The 2nd Annual YMCA Adventure Warrior Race at YMCA Camp T.. Frank Soles is sure to bring out your inner survivor! The race course is loaded with snow (maybe), mud, unexpected challenges, ropes, water, tree covered mountains, and much more! Race divisions include: Little Warrior (Ages 6-12), Junior Warrior (13-17), Individual Warrior, and Warrior Teams!.. ActivTrax.. In an effort to create the best experience possible for our members, we’ve added the ActivTrax system at several  ...   community is our cause.. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.. The Y is a place where kids find direction, families come together and people rally to make a difference.. Join the Y.. OUR IMPACT IS FELT EVERY DAY.. With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.. OUR STRENGTH IS IN COMMUNITY.. The Y is a nonprofit like no other.. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.. The Y is community centered.. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.. The Y brings people together.. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.. The Y nurtures potential.. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.. The Y has local presence and global reach.. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.. Donate Now.. Newsletter Signup.. Online Program Registration.. MAIN MENU:.. Schedules & Forms.. Return to top of page.. Copyright 2013 YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.. ABOUT US.. PROGRAMS.. LOCATIONS.. SUPPORT THE Y.. SCHEDULES FORMS.. EVENTS.. NEWS.. CONTACT.. AREAS OF FOCUS:.. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.. HEALTHY LIVING.. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.. JOIN THE Y..

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  • Title: About Us | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: You are here:.. / About Us.. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh provides programs to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.. Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the U.. S.. As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed tohelping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate—from influencing our nation’s culture during  ...   adult learning to read.. Supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.. Here’s a glance at our rich history, and a snapshot of our many successes over the last 160 years on behalf of the individuals and communities we are privileged to serve.. ABOUT US:.. Sustainability.. For Vendors..

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  • Title: Mission & Values | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: /.. / Mission Values.. Our Cause Defines Us.. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together.. Our Strength is in Community.. Our Impact is Felt Every Day..

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  • Title: History | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: / History.. Our Founding.. The Story of Our Founding.. In 1844, industrialized London was a place of great turmoil and despair.. For the young men who migrated to the city from rural areas to find jobs, London offered a bleak landscape of tenement housing and dangerous influences.. Twenty-two-year-old George Williams, a farmer-turned-department store worker, was troubled by what he saw.. He joined 11 friends to organize the first Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking escape from the hazards of life on the streets.. Although an association of young men meeting around a common purpose was nothing new, the Y offered something unique for its time.. The organization’s drive to meet social need in the community was compelling, and its openness to members crossed the rigid lines separating English social classes.. Years later, retired Boston sea captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan, working as a marine missionary, noticed a similar need to create a safe “home away from home” for sailors and merchants.. Inspired by the stories of the Y in England, he led the formation of the first U.. YMCA at the Old South Church in Boston on December 29, 1851.. 1800-1860s.. In 1844, George Williams launched the YMCA movement in London as a volunteer, and his example persists in the expansion of the Y across the globe.. In the United States, early YMCA programs were run almost entirely by volunteers.. The first “student YMCA” was started in 1856 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.. Dedicated to the leadership development of college students, student Ys remain active on the campuses of major universities such as the University of Illinois.. In 1853, the first YMCA for blacks was founded by Anthony Bowen, a freed slave, in Washington, D.. C.. Welcoming and engaging newcomers and immigrants has always been part of YMCA work.. In 1856, the nation’s first-known English as a Second Language (ESL) class was held for German immigrants at the Cincinnati YMCA.. YMCA housing began in the 1860s to give young men moving to cities from rural areas safe and affordable lodging.. Facilities included gyms, auditoriums and hotel-like rooms.. Chicago’s Farwell Hall, the first known YMCA dormitory, was completed in 1867.. Between 1922 and 1940, YMCA accommodations grew from approximately 55,000 rooms to more than 100,000, more than any hotel chain at the time.. Among those who stayed at YMCA residences: journalists Andy Rooney and Dan Rather, black leaders Malcolm X and Dr.. Martin Luther King Jr.. , novelist Jack Kerouac, and U.. Ambassador Andrew Young.. In 1861, a conference with President Abraham Lincoln led to the full-scale recruitment of YMCA volunteers.. Eventually numbering 5,000, members of the U.. Christian Commission served as surgeons, nurses and chaplains during the Civil War.. The volunteers distributed medical supplies, food and clothing, and taught soldiers to read and write.. The first YMCA buildings constructed with gymnasiums opened in 1869.. In 1881, Boston YMCA staffer Robert J.. Roberts coined the term “body building” and developed exercise classes that anticipated today’s fitness workouts.. 1870-1890s.. In 1872, the first Railroad YMCA was organized in Cleveland as a partnership between the YMCA and railroad companies to provide wholesome overnight lodging and meeting space for railroad workers.. In San Francisco, YMCAs serving Asians were established in 1875 to serve the large Chinese population there, and a Japanese YMCA was founded in 1917.. U.. Native American Ys started in 1879 with the founding of a YMCA by Thomas Wakeman, a Dakota Indian, in Flandreau, S.. D.. Camping became a cornerstone of YMCA programming in 1885 when the YMCA started Camp Dudley, America’s first known summer camp program, at Orange Lake, N.. Y.. The longest continually operating camp, its aim was to provide children with a positive developmental experience through making new friends, building confidence and growing in self-reliance.. Designed to promote Christian character through fostering speech, sportsmanship and scholastic achievement, the Chapman, Kansas YMCA developed the Hi-Y club for high-school boys in 1889.. The service clubs ultimately became the “four fronts” program—Hi-Y, Jr.. Hi-Y, Tri Hi-Y, and Gra-Y—and served youth of all ages.. Founded in 1889, YMCA World Service raised awareness of and financial support for the powerful work of the global YMCA movement.. Between 2000 and 2010, more than $10 million was raised to fund programs designed to empower youth and adults with the resources to create a better future for themselves and their families.. In the 1890s, YMCA instructor William Morgan thought basketball was too strenuous for businessmen, so he blended elements of basketball, tennis and handball, and called his invention “mintonette.. ” In 1896, at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.. , the name “volley ball” was first used to describe the back-and-forth manner in which the ball flew over the net.. Today, more than 46 million Americans play volleyball.. In December 1891, at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.. , the school’s director, Dr..  ...   work on public policy issues in the late 1970s, forming the Government Relations and Public Policy Office in the nation’s capital in 1991.. The office champions the YMCA mission with lawmakers and federal and state government officials.. The office also works with YMCAs and state alliances to strengthen their government relations efforts, helping them advocate for the kids, families and communities they serve and deepening their influence in state capitols.. Every state alliance now engages in a variety of important issues impacting YMCAs and their communities.. In the mid 1970s, the national YMCA and the NBA Players Association created the Youth Basketball Association (YBA) to organize youth into recreational sports programs that stress skills and teamwork over winning at any cost.. The National YMCA Swimming and Diving Championship, originally started in 1922, became the world’s largest swimming championship with 1,500 participants.. To encourage the healthy development of youth, YMCAs conducted the first national Healthy Kids Day in 1992, the nation’s largest health day for kids and families.. Free and open to the public, it became an annual April event, designed to emphasize the importance of play in keeping kids healthy and happy and enhancing their problem-solving abilities, creativity, and motor and social skills.. In 1994, celebrating a rich history in character development, the YMCA movement defined character as the demonstration of four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.. YMCA staff intentionally modeled the values with children, youth, and adult members and volunteers.. During YMCA Service meetings held in 1996 and 1997, YMCAs voiced their desire to have YMCA of the USA secure corporate alliances on behalf of the movement.. Sponsorship allows Ys to share their mission and stories with the American public with an intensity they could not achieve on their own, increasing individual and corporate fundraising, membership and volunteer efforts.. Although YMCAs have been engaged in the arts from their earliest days, YMCA of the USA formally established arts and humanities as a national program in 1998, spotlighting the importance of arts to the development of a young person’s imagination, critical thinking, communication and social skills.. In the 1980s and 90s baby boomers with families became more prominent as members and Ys responded by creating specific programs like family swims and family nights; providing families with opportunities to play, interact and have fun.. 2000-present.. On Saturday, June 2, 2001, 1,200 YMCAs hosted 700 YMCA World’s Largest Run™ events from Maine to Hawaii in the country’s first synchronized run/walk across all U.. time zones.. The event celebrated the 150th anniversary of America s YMCAs and highlighted the importance of physical activity for kids and parents.. Over 15,000 volunteers and 54,000 youth and adults participated with proceeds benefiting local YMCA programs.. The YMCA responded to several world crises—Sept.. 11 (2001), Pacific Rim tsunami (2004), Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the earthquake in Haiti (2010)—through fundraising, rebuilding efforts and programs designed to rekindle hope in the affected communities, particularly among children and young people.. In 2002, YMCA of the USA created the National Diversity Initiative to support the YMCA movement in valuing the diversity of all people within its associations and the communities it serves.. In July 2004 before a U.. Senate hearing, Y-USA launched Activate America and the Healthy Community work, beginning a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).. Healthy Communities spreads to more than 150 YMCA communities engaging millions of people in making the healthy choice the easy choice.. In 2008, with support from Lumina Foundation for Education, YMCAs added College Goal Sunday to their educational programs for youth, which helps low-income, at-risk or non-traditional students with the financial aid process; one of the most significant obstacles to college access and success.. YMCA Healthy Family Home (HFH), a partnership between the YMCA and Eli Lilly and Company, launched in 2008 to inspire families to make healthier lifestyle choices in homes nationwide.. From child care to health fairs, staff meetings to sports fields, YMCAs offer easy, creative ways to help families embrace HFH’s three key concepts: play every day to become more active, eat healthy and spend family time together.. In 2008, the Armed Services YMCA and YMCA of the USA partnered with the Department of Defense in the YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, which funds memberships and child care services for families facing the hardship of military deployment.. Positioning the YMCA as an important partner in preventing chronic disease throughout the nation, Y-USA garners the support of high-ranking government officials.. In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama chose the YMCA as the venue to launch the pillars of her “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity.. Beyond the United States, the YMCA today plays an instrumental role in promoting competition around the world through the Far Eastern Games, Pan American Games and the Inter-Allied Games.. In 2010, the Y revitalized its brand and began officially referring to itself by its most familiar name – the Y – for the first time..

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  • Title: Community Benefits | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: / Community Benefits.. Sensitive to the changing needs of our dynamic city, the YMCA has a clear vision about the impact we need to make in our region.. We have a strong and diverse volunteer base, and together we have identified the areas of Balanced Health for All, Family Engagement, and Hope for Children as our focus over the next decade.. We also recognize that our community has seen declines in manufacturing jobs, has a higher than national average of seniors making up our population, and faces various chronic health diseases and childhood obesity.. To this end, we:.. Assist seniors with remaining healthy and independent.. Over 5,500 seniors participated in wellness programs, disease prevention education and diagnostic screenings.. Assist individuals with achieving financial stability through our workforce development program.. Provide affordable housing to over 300 adults through residential housing facilities.. Offer help to financially struggling families through congregate meals, food pantry and a variety of family support services.. Our food pantries and congregate meals enable access for over 6,000 individuals at no charge.. Over 1.. 3  ...   people who otherwise would have been unable to afford our services.. We raised over $1.. 2 million in annual support to provide access for all.. Children have a safe, secure place to learn and grow in 44 school and facility based childcare and afterschool locations.. After School with Activate Pittsburgh (A.. A.. P.. ) provided 1,300 children with healthy snacks and physically engaging activities, doing the YMCA’s part to ensure our children are effectively prepared to face health disparities.. Promoted youth development and grew developmental assets.. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh provides wrap around services in the form of tutoring , arts humanities, and life skills coaching to more than 25% of Westinghouse High School students; a school in an economically depressed area prone to violence.. Starfish Literacy Program and Seahorse Math Program proactively addresses arithmetic and literacy deficiencies for more than 200 elementary age students, with 74% of students showing improvement.. Camp AIM and Camp High Hopes provide service to more than 550 special needs individuals ages 3-21 years of age with services in Allegheny County..

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  • Title: Annual Report | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: / Annual Report.. YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Report to the Community 2010.. Download the Annual Report.. Dear Y Family,.. As we look back on the past year, I am sure that all would agree that this was a period of tremendous growth and change.. Amidst the challenge of organizational changes as we proceed with the identification of a new CEO, the tireless efforts of volunteers and staff have been focused on serving our communities.. One of the most significant needs that we addressed came to us through Y-USA.. At their suggestion, we expanded our Y Family with the addition of the McKeesport Y and Camp Soles, a merger that allows us to reach deeply into a community that relies on our services.. This is a collaboration that truly enhances our commitment to the Y Mission.. Our programs continue to strengthen our pledge to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility in ways that connect us to more families and in more neighborhoods than ever before.. Well chosen corporate partnerships have opened new avenues for the delivery of programs and help to further our message to new audiences.. We see this as vital development on many levels.. Exciting programs like ‘Send Kids to Camp,’ ‘Pool  ...   of accountability and excellence.. Perhaps our most important accomplishment during the past year was the outstanding work that was completed by our dedicated volunteers.. In unprecedented numbers, our volunteers, with a hands-on approach, took on some large projects at our branches.. Many of our branches will benefit for quite some time from their labors.. One branch was fortunate to receive books for the children in their programs, another received renovations that will help their hockey program, and several branches got a much-needed fresh coat of paint or landscaping.. There is a seemingly endless list of activities that engaged our volunteers and gave them a close-up view of what really happens at our branches.. This is the kind of dedication that keeps our organization vibrant and growing.. We hope that as you review our annual report and read the success stories and testimonials, you will share in our enthusiasm for the many and meaningful ways that our Y has served the Pittsburgh community.. Organizationally, this past year was one filled with many changes, but our future continues to hold tremendous promise as we complete the process for the CEO transition.. Exciting times are ahead and we hope that you will continue to grow with us..

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  • Title: Our Supporters | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: / Our Supporters.. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y.. We know that when we work as one, we can move people and communities forward.. In Pittsburgh, the Y has a tremendous presence and generates unprecedented support from our community.. Last year, we witnessed the number of community partnerships increase to more than 480 nonprofits and for profit businesses and organizations teaming-up with the Y for the greater good of the community.. We are very grateful for the generosity of partners who make our  ...   Pool T.. ogether for Swim Safety.. First Niagara.. Send Kids to Camp.. American Textile.. Dick s Sporting Goods.. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.. Starfish Literacy/Math Program.. Equitable Resources.. Event Sponsors.. The Season of Giving Gala.. Presenting Sponsors:.. PJ Dick.. ,.. Trumbull.. , and.. Lindy Paving.. Gold Sponsors:.. PNC Financial Services Group.. Silver Sponsors:.. Consol Energy.. Ellwood Group, Inc.. EQT Corporation.. Gateway Financial.. McKamish.. Peoples Natural Gas Co.. ,LLC.. Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.. PPG Industries.. T.. Patrinos Painting Contracting Co.. PMC.. PNC YMCA Turkey Trot.. MedExpress Urgent Care..

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  • Title: Employment Opportunities | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: / Employment Opportunities.. Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y.. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community.. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.. In more than 10,000 communities nationwide, our staff members—of all ages and from diverse back grounds and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential  ...   The Y offers tremendous opportunities to make a difference.. Here are some of the fields supporting our three areas of focus where you can find a rewarding position:.. You’ll also find many positions in areas that support the operations of a Y, such as:.. Join Us.. We invite you to join us in this amazing work—to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and to discover a career that is so much more than a job.. Find out more about our region:.. Visit Pittsburgh.. Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.. OPEN POSITIONS 02 12 2013..

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  • Title: Staff Resources | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: / Staff Resources.. Employee Handbook.. HR Connection.. Brand Resource Center.. Y Regional Trainings..

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  • Title: Sustainability at the Y | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: / Sustainability at the Y.. Our Philosophy.. Through its mission, The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh prioritizes the policy and practice of sustainability as a means to enrich lives within our local and global community.. As public servants and community leaders, we challenge ourselves to think broadly and work progressively to demonstrate sustainability through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.. Volunteer with us at the Homewood Brushton YMCA on Saturday, November 3rd.. We will be adding fruit trees to our urban garden with the help of our friends at Grow Pittsburgh and Tree Pittsburgh.. For further information please contact:.. Amy Piccirilli, LEED AP ID+C.. Sustainability Coordinator.. 420 Fort Duquesne Blvd.. , Suite 625.. Pittsburgh, PA 15222.. E.. apiccirilli@ymcapgh.. org.. Building Green.. Healthy Buildings, Healthy Bodies.. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has recognized the importance of building structures that conserve natural resou.. rces, promote the  ...   Thelma Lovette YMCA.. Opened in April of 2012, the Thelma Lovette YMCA was designed and built to meet LEED New Construction Silver Level Certification by local talent.. Sustainability is integrated into the design, development, and operation of the community facility.. Community members are able to enjoy the rooftop garden that provides fresh produce to residents of the Centre Avenue YMCA, childcare center composed of natural materials that are low-emitting, or the day lit fitness center that overlooks the bustling Centre Avenue cooridor.. To learn more about the sustainability of the Thelma Lovette YMCA please go to the.. Thelma Lovette YMCA LEED Tour.. or visit the branch for a complimentary tour.. Learn how you can the protect the enviornment, conserve energy, and promote equity just like the Thelma Lovette YMCA here:.. Environment Energy Equity at the Y and Home.. 2140 Centre Ave.. Pittsburgh, PA 15219.. 412-315-0990..

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  • Title: Organizational Profile | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Descriptive info: / Organizational Profile.. Facts Figures.. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.. The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change.. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.. In the U.. , the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and more than 2,600 independent and autonomous YMCAs with approximately 20,000 staff and  ...   the U.. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y around the world.. Members, staff and volunteers of the Y include men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life.. The Y offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages.. The Y is accessible to all people.. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership.. The Y is guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility.. View Our Leadership:.. Metropolitan Board of Directors.. Board of Trustees.. Volunteer Branch Leadership.. Senior Management.. Branch Leadership..

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