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YMCA employees pay it forward this winter

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During a Michigan winter, few things are considered warm. Two employees at the Boll Family YMCA in Detroit — Eli Sullivan and Will Kim — sought to spread the warmth for the second year in a row. In November and December, they held a winter clothing drive in the lobby of the Boll Y to […]

Our CFO, Michelle Kotas, wins Crain’s 40 Under 40 Award!

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Our very own Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Services was named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 for 2015! Michelle Kotas continues to strengthen the financial standing of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit in her role as CFO. She takes on important projects that are critical to the well-being of the […]

#YimGivingTuesday

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By Elizabeth King Social Responsibilty Manager of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit The holiday season is upon us and for many that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas shopping, all in the name of giving of course. What you may be less familiar with is #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by the 92nd […]

Meet a CATCH Champion: Kim Duchene

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Featured on catchinfo.org The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is collaborating with the CATCH Global Foundation to bring evidence-based CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) programming to all 35 YMCA Afterschool sites in Metro Detroit. The project is part of a Michigan statewide effort involving the State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs and the Michigan Department of […]

The Y collaborates with CATCH to combat obesity and improve child health

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The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit today announced that it will collaborate with the CATCH Global Foundation to bring evidence-based CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) programming to all 35 YMCA Afterschool sites in Metro Detroit. The project is part of a Michigan statewide effort involving the State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs and the Michigan Department […]

Carls Y helps celebrate Veterans in Lansing

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By Sharon Peterson, Mission Resources Director at the Carls Family YMCA This past Thursday, 22 Veterans went to Lansing to take part in a special ceremony spearheaded by Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall. This event was a Welcome & Thank You Celebration for Michigan Vietnam Era Veterans and their families. There were people on […]

A big thank you to AmeriCorps for all of your hard work!

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This week, the YMCA of Metropolitan bids farewell to AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team Oak 5, who has been helping us refurbish five of our facilities over the past several weeks. From August 7 to September 11, the seven team members painted, re-floored, acted as camp counselors and performed other landscaping and maintenance […]