The Community YMCA and YMCA of Western Monmouth County announced today that effective Sept. 1, 2019 they will join together as one YMCA association to strengthen individuals, families and communities throughout greater Monmouth County. Collectively, the YMCAs will serve over 36,000 members and participants, employ more than 1,200 people and engage approximately 650 volunteers with an annual operating budget of $25 million, which will make the new association the second largest YMCA in New Jersey.
The Community YMCA is helping to lead a statewide effort to prevent suicide, which according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is the third leading cause of death among New Jersey residents between the ages of 15 and 24.
After a big win last summer capturing first place overall at the 2018 YMCA Long Course National Championship, The Community YMCA’s Aquarockets swim team competed nationally at the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championship in Greensboro, NC, April 1-5, placing 3rd overall with 52 swimmers competing. In March, the Aquarockets competed at the 2019 NJ
The Community YMCA, a leading nonprofit charity dedicated to strengthening the Monmouth County community, is pleased to announce the appointment of two long-time Y professionals to its executive management team. Following an extensive search, Pamela Havlick Hearn of Stratford, CT., was recently appointed to the position of chief development officer, and Maureen Simons, Middletown Township, to the position of chief human resources officer.
Please take note of early closings and holiday hours for Memorial Day Weekend at all Y locations. The Red Bank Family YMCA welcomes all to be our guest on Monday, May 27 for our Free & Open Days! And thank you to our Heroes who serve and protect us all. Wishing you a Safe and
YMCA Camp Zehnder is offering a variety of camp programs and seasonal jobs to give local children and teenagers opportunities to learn, grow and thrive this summer. The outdoor day camp is located on 140 scenic acres in Wall Township and features a beach-front lake, two pools, KaBOOM! playground, nature center, climbing wall, biking trails and zip line.
Local residents and community leaders were asked to be champions of change for vulnerable children and families in Monmouth County at The Community YMCA’s Annual Community Campaign launch on February 6 at the Red Bank Family YMCA.
Local residents and businesses are invited to join forces with The Community YMCA at its Annual Community Campaign launch on Feb. 6 to help strengthen vulnerable neighbors in Monmouth County.
The event at the Red Bank Family YMCA will kick off a 6-week community fundraising campaign to generate support for children and families in need of financial assistance for affordable childcare, therapeutic counseling, summer camp experiences, life-saving swim lessons and other vital Y programs and services.
YMCAs of Monmouth County announced a collaborative initiative to provide relief to individuals and families in Monmouth County impacted by the recent government shutdown at their 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast, held today at Branches in West Long Branch.
The Community YMCA and the YMCA of the Western Monmouth County are pleased to announce their 30th Annual Commemorative Breakfast celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 8 to 10 a.m., at Branches Catering, 123 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch. The annual event honors the civil rights leader, recognizes student essay winners and encourages community service in memory of Dr. King.
The newly-named “Red Bank Family YMCA” is ushering in the new year with a renewed focus on health and well-being for families and an Open House for all on Jan. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Local residents and businesses are invited to help make the holidays brighter for struggling families in Monmouth County by giving to The Community YMCA’s annual holiday gift drive.
Youth development programs at the Red Bank Family YMCA and the borough’s Department of Parks and Recreation will benefit from the Red Bank Classic 5K, which will return to downtown Red Bank on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
The Community YMCA and partnering organizations will encourage and support parents in having meaningful and effective discussions with their children on preventing substance abuse at “A Night of Conversation” on Wed., Nov. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Y’s Bayshore Family Success Center, 945 State Hwy 36, Leonardo.
Twenty-six-year Y professional Katie McAdoo is the new executive director of the Red Bank Family YMCA, a branch of The Community YMCA.
“A Night of Inspiration Gala,” honoring the CEO of OceanFirst Bank and New Jersey Natural Gas, raised $170,000 to benefit The Community YMCA’s YCares financial assistance program for vulnerable children and families in need of essential programs and services.
The Community YMCA will honor Christopher D. Maher, Chairman and CEO of OceanFirst Bank, and community partner New Jersey Natural Gas at their “A Night of Inspiration Gala” on Friday, Sept. 28, 6-10 p.m., at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch.
As part of National Suicide Prevention Month, The Community YMCA and several Monmouth County organizations are joining forces to host a public information and education forum entitled “Help Save a Life” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury. The event is free and open to the public.
Organizers from the Red Bank 5K Classic presented a donation to the Y and Red Bank Recreation to help keep Red Bank children healthy and active.
The Community YMCA’s Aquarockets swim team made a big splash at the YMCA Long Course National Championship meet in Maryland, capturing first place, marking the team’s first national championship. Two swimmers captured individual national championships and the women’s 200-meter medley won first place and set a new national record.
The Community YMCA’s Achievers program was recently honored as a recipient of Algorhythm’s 2018 HI Impact Award.
The award, given to programs and organizations demonstrating exceptional success in youth development, reflects the Y’s commitment to serving the youth of area schools in Monmouth County.
Local families are invited to scoop up free summer fun at The Community YMCA Bayshore Family Success Center in Leonardo, NJ. Check out the list of activities!
Before letting your children jump into the water this summer, be sure to follow the Y’s safety tips to ensure it’s an enjoyable and safe experience.
Scores of Monmouth County children and families report that they are making healthier choices because of the Healthy U childhood obesity prevention program in YMCA preschool and childcare settings. The program is funded by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and impacts more than 1,200 kids and families in Monmouth County alone.
The Community YMCA swim team, the Aquarockets, captured 4th place at the 2018 YMCA Short Course Nationals in Greensboro, NC where over 1,400 swimmers from YMCAs across the country competed at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. See highlights from each night of competition.
The Community YMCA invites families to get a jump on summer April 21 at Healthy Kids Day, a free community event in Matawan, Red Bank and Wall, designed to inspire children to keep their minds and bodies active now and all summer long.
The Y’s “Be A Hero For A Better Us” annual fundraising campaign aims to raise $405,000 to ensure that children, families and individuals in need can access affordable childcare, summer camp, therapeutic counseling, cancer recovery and other essential programs and services offered at The Community YMCA.
The Community YMCA swim team, the Aquarockets, made a big splash at the YMCA New Jersey State Championship swim meets in Lancaster, PA and at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River. Next stop: the national meet in Greensboro, NC.
Summer is a time when children make memories, build new skills and everlasting friendships at The Community YMCA’s Camp Zehnder in Wall Township. Families interested in our outdoor day camp, and teens and adults interested in camp counselor jobs are invited to attend an upcoming Open House & Job Fair for the 2018 summer camp season.
Dive in for an afternoon of fun at The Community YMCA’s Aquatics Open House on Sat., Feb. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Family Health & Wellness Center located at 166 Maple Ave. in Red Bank.
The Community YMCA is hosting an Open House on Jan. 6, 2018 to help individuals and families make their healthy living resolutions a reality.
Pastor James L. Gate III will be the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast hosted by the YMCAs of Monmouth County. The annual event, will take place Monday, January 15, 2018. Area high school students who are Y members are invited to enter an essay contest.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our ENDLESS SUMMER Annual Benefit on November 17 brought community together to ride a tide of giving, and raise
Teenagers interested in the Y Achievers college readiness program are invited to attend an information session at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at The Community YMCA administration office in Shrewsbury. Since its founding 11 years ago, 82% of the more than 1,100 participating students have gone on to college.
The Community YMCA’s Aquarockets swim team captured 2nd place at the 2017 YMCA Long Course National Championship July 31-Aug. 4 in Greensboro, NC and 20 swimmers earned All-American status.
The Community YMCA is pleased to welcome Laurie Goganzer as the new president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 11, 2017. She was unanimously appointed by the Board of Directors on July 19 after an extensive nationwide search.
The Community YMCA is introducing a triathlon for kids and teens on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 8 to 10 a.m. at beautiful Camp Zehnder in Wall Township. The inaugural triathlon called “Kids Tri for the Y” will provide a unique experience for children and teens to help support their community.
The Community YMCA’s Counseling and Social Services team is now offering outpatient therapy to children and adolescents at Camp Zehnder in Wall Township. The outpatient program focuses on play therapy for children 3-12 and counseling for adolescents.
The Community YMCA is pleased to announce the election of Jennifer Lakefield as chairperson and chief volunteer officer of the nonprofit’s Board of Directors. The election took place on June 14 at the organization’s 143rd Annual Meeting at the Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank.
The Community YMCA Board of Directors and YMCA of the USA have launched a national search for our new President and Chief Executive Officer now through June 7, 2017.
The Community YMCA is pleased to announce that it will be serving the Oceanport community this summer at the Oceanport Swim Club located at Blackberry Bay Park on Port Au Peck Avenue. Registration is now open for Oceanport residents.
The Community YMCA is launching it’s Annual Community Support Campaign to raise funds that will provide children and families in need access to life-changing Y programs.
The 17th Annual Two Rivers Food and Wine Tasting and charity event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Red Bank will benefit The Community YMCA. The event will take place on Monday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. at the Navesink Country Club, located at 50 Luffburrow Lane, Middletown. Tickets are $75 a person may be purchased online at www.redbankrotary.org.
The Community YMCA invites area families and teens to attend an upcoming Open House & Job Fair for the 2016 summer camp season at YMCA Camp Zehnder, which will run June 20 until Sept. 2.
Two Monmouth County high school students received a $500 scholarship for their winning essays at the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast, hosted by The Community YMCA and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County on Monday, Jan. 16.
Richard T. Smith, President of the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP, will be the keynote speaker at the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast hosted by The Community YMCA and YMCA of Western Monmouth County on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Branches Catering in West Long Branch , NJ.
Thank you to local residents and the following businesses for helping to make the holidays brighter for struggling families in Monmouth County by giving to The Community YMCA’s annual holiday gift drive. Coordinated by the Y’s Counseling and Social Services branch, the holiday gift drive helps to ensure that many of the county’s neediest children
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our Y Cares benefit on October 15 brought community together in the spirit of an old-fashioned “Barn Raising”, to
Shrewsbury, N.J. (Oct. 27, 2016) – New Jersey Department of Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake, Assistant Commissioner Charmaine Thomas and Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley joined local residents in marking the 4th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy today at The Community YMCA’s Bayshore Family Success Center in Leonardo. The state-supported center provided critical assistance
More than 1,000 young people have thrived in the Y Achievers program since it was introduced 10 years ago at The Community YMCA. The program provides at-risk teens in Monmouth County with tools to enter and succeed in college. The Y marked the 10th anniversary of the program at The Y Cares benefit on Oct. 15, 2016.
The Community YMCA invites local golfers to the 11th annual Golf Classic October 4, 2016 at Due Process Stable Golf Course in Colts Neck. The Golf Classic will support YCares initiatives to strengthen Monmouth County residents in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
In the spirit of an old-fashioned barn raising, friends and supporters of The Community YMCA will gather at Stillwell Stables in Colts Neck on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 to raise support for the nonprofit’s charitable mission and to honor long-time Y Foundation Board Trustee Benedict J. Torcivia, Jr., Co-President of Torcon, Inc.
The Community YMCA’s Bayshore Family Success Center is offering free tutoring and summer packet help July 23 & 30 and August 6 & 13, 10 a.m. -noon, at three locations.
The Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides assistance for those at risk to learn about eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing weight to reduce their chance of developing the disease. The program is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, over a 12-month period. It begins with 16 weekly sessions, followed by meetings once a month. The next session begins Sept. 24 and is free to Medicaid recipients.
The Community YMCA is far more than a swim and gym. We’re leading a Monmouth County coalition aimed at preventing youth suicide, the third leading cause of death among youth people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Community YMCA’s Camp Zehnder is one of the first youth camps in the United States to offer the Spartan Edge program this summer, a unique experience from Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle race company, that challenges kids physically and mentally through a series of obstacles.
141 Red Bank students gained valuable lifelong water safety skills in The Community YMCA’s annual Third Grade Swim program.
Twenty-four students from various Monmouth County middle and high schools represented The Community YMCA at the 78th Annual Youth and Government Conference, April 15-17, at the historic State House in Trenton.
The Community YMCA is helping families Take On Summer with a special 3-month membership!
On the heels of capturing the New Jersey YMCA State Championships, The Community YMCA’s swim team, the Aquarockets, is competing at the YMCA Short Course National Championship Meet April 4-8 at the Greensboro Aquatics Center in Greensboro, N.C.
The Community YMCA Board member Daniel Matarese will be acknowledged for his support of the organization’s summer camp programs at the Summer Camp Golf Tournament & Awards Dinner on Monday, May 16, at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale.
The Community YMCA’s Aquarockets swim team makes history by capturing its first New Jersey YMCA State Championship.
SHREWSBURY, NJ (March 8, 2016) – Rhonda Anderson, President and CEO of The Community YMCA, will be among eight Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers who be honored on Friday, March 11 at the 31st annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions
The Community YMCA is pleased to announce the election of Rod Colón to its Board of Directors. He brings over 25 years of experience in corporate human resources management, outside agency recruiting, professional networking, and career coaching to the Y.
Students at Raritan Valley School in Hazlet celebrated the extra day in February with fun and exercise as they piloted Healthy U, the largest and most comprehensive childhood obesity prevention program in the country.
The Community YMCA has been selected as a beneficiary of the Fourth Annual Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade brings the Rumson community together to honor St. Patrick and celebrate the many contributions by Irish-Americans to American culture. Leading up to Parade Day, there are several fundraising events with Irish music, food and surprise
Y students participating in the Model United Nations civic engagement program received numerous awards at this year’s regional conference in Hershey, PA.
The Community YMCA kicked off its Annual Campaign on Jan. 28 with a little help from the land of Oz. The nonprofit organization aims to raise over $500,000 to strengthen Monmouth County.
SHREWSBURY, NJ (January 22, 2016) – The Community YMCA, one of the area’s leading nonprofit organizations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Martin as the new Vice President of Health, Wellness and Camping. In his leadership role at The Community YMCA, Martin will direct operations of the Y’s flagship Health and Wellness facility
MIDDLETOWN, NJ (October 14, 2015)– New Jersey natives, World Cup Soccer Cup MVP Carli Lloyd and Jay Williams, an All-American basketball player and first round draft choice, today kicked off the next phase of Healthy U — the largest and most comprehensive childhood obesity prevention program in the country — with a joint free soccer
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. The Y has listened and responded to communities’ most critical social needs since its founding, and we’re determined to keep doing it. We’re pleased to conduct a Long Branch Community Needs Assessment in partnership with the City of Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center, the Long Branch Housing
The Community YMCA will honor the Middletown Township School District & Superintendent William George at The Cares Benefit on Sept. 26.
Red Bank, NJ (July 28, 2015) – Easy-to-use. Cutting edge. Comfortable. These are just a few of the words members used to describe the new cardio equipment installed this week at the Y’s Family Health and Wellness Center in Red Bank. The new Precor equipment offers a high-quality fitness experience to help members achieve their
Shrewsbury, NJ (July 27, 2015) – The Community YMCA Foundation Board of Trustees elected Peter McCarthy Chairman of the Board, appointed new officers and welcomed four trustees at a meeting earlier this month. McCarthy, a Little Silver resident, is a 30-year veteran of the financial services industry. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer,
Shrewsbury, NJ (June 23, 2015) – The Community YMCA Board of Directors elected Joseph Oriolo chairman and chief volunteer officer at their 141st Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 17, at the Rumson Country Club. Oriolo replaces Patricia Whittemore, who led the board for two years. “We are grateful for Patty’s leadership and we are pleased
Shrewsbury, NJ (June 17, 2015) – According to the National Summer Learning Association, most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math skills over the summer months. And low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement. This summer, The Community YMCA will play its part to prevent summer learning
School is out, but help with school work will still be available this summer from The Community YMCA’s Bayshore Family Success Center. The center will be offering assistance to area students in grades kindergarten to eighth grade at two locations – at the center in Leonardo and the Union Beach Library. The free community education
After six weeks of training, seven middle school students from Asbury Park proudly crossed the finish line of their first 5K race at the Girls On the Run event on June 6 in Fair Haven. It was an exciting moment for each of the students and their Y coaches, who cheered them on from the
The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning and PNC Bank brought a giant, 75-foot-tall hot air balloon to The Community YMCA’s Child Achievement Center in Matawan on Friday, June 5 to promote PNC’s “Grow Up Great” school readiness program. Forty-five preschool children had the unique opportunity to step inside the balloon, inflated with cold air,
On Saturday mornings, when many teens are sleeping in, 18-year-old Joshua Hare volunteers his time helping elementary students solve math problems and hone their spelling skills at the Y’s Bayshore Family Success Center in Leonardo. The center began offering free tutoring and homework help to elementary school students in January, and Josh was the first
Matawan, NJ (March 31, 2015) – The Community YMCA welcomes parents of preschool children to enroll their children in the Y’s nurturing preschool programs. Registration is available for children ages 2 ½ -5 for the rest of the school year and for September 2015. An Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, from 10
Local students received awards and were elected to leadership positions at the YMCA Model United Nations Conference, held in Hershey, PA, January 9-11.
Rhonda Anderson, President & CEO of The Community YMCA thanks the community for its generosity during their holiday gift drive.
The nex open house and job fair will take place Saturday, February 7, for The Community YMCA’s 2015 outdoor summer camp programs at Camp Zehnder in Wall Township. Teens 16 and older who are interested in working at camp are invited to take a tour and complete a job application.
Shrewsbury, NJ (January 19, 2015) – This morning, The Community YMCA and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County hosted the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast featuring guest speaker Pastor Terrence K. Porter of Pilgrim Baptist Church, Red Bank. The event took place at Branches Catering, 123 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch,
Linda Ambis, Vice President of Family Health & Wellness, was honored with the Community Leadership Award in Red Bank.
It seems nearly everyone has a “New Year’s resolution,” but statistics indicate that less than a quarter of these resolutions are kept.
Creating personal change takes effort, and support. To encourage individuals and families to make their resolutions a reality, YMCAs across the state have come together to host an Open House event at their local facilities on January 10.
The Bayshore Family Success Center hosted an open house at their new location at the Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center, 945 State Highway 36, Leonardo, Thursday, November 20.