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Don’t Let a Fall Hold You Back

September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and the YMCA of Rock River Valley is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free Coalition for 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls, a day of action to help raise awareness and prevention of falls.

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​YMCA Approved for AmeriCorps Funding

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is actively recruiting students who have a passion for helping youth and serving their community to fill roles through the AmeriCorps program.

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YMCA Proud Summer Food Program Site

Summer should be a stress-free time full of food, friends and fun! The Y in partnership with Community Action is making that happen by operating the Summer Food Service Program.

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YMCA Honors Volunteers

YMCA honored 4 volunteers at the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Rockford Area Chapter "Honor Your Own" Volunteer Recognition Breakfast. Volunteers are the life blood of our YMCA and without them, we would not be able to do the work in the community that so many rely on. Each volunteer was recognized with a short paragraph that was read during the ceremony. 

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YMCA and Judson University Announce Partnership

The YMCA of Rock River Valley and Judson University will soon be sharing space in an effort to create a campus destination in downtown Rockford that is focused on helping community members pursue a healthy spirit, mind and body.

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YMCA Offers Tips to Make Resolutions Stick in 2017

Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of the New Year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution is easy, sticking to it can be impossible.

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YMCA Wins Artful Aging Program Grant

The YMCA of Rock River Valley was selected as one of only 15 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. to receive a grant from Aroha Philanthropies through its new national initiative, “Seeding Artful Aging.”

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It's the Season of Kindness!

Y-USA has partnered with the TODAY Show’s #ShareKindness Initiative to inspire 1 million acts of kindness this holiday season. As part of the initiative, the Y has committed to 10,000 acts of kindness representing the 10,000 communities we serve, and we need your help!

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YMCA to Assume Operations of Mercyhealth Children's Learning Center

Mercyhealth and YMCA of Rock River Valley announce today their collaboration to transition operations of its Children’s Learning Center, located on the campus of Mercyhealth Hospital–Rockton Avenue (formerly Rockford Memorial Hospital) to YMCA of Rock River Valley beginning January 1, 2017. 

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YMCA Hires New CFO

The YMCA of Rock River Valley welcomes Jason Behrends as the new Chief Financial Officer.

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YMCA Welcomes New Directors

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is pleased to announce Nick Maier has joined the team as the Director of Corporate Engagement and Nicole Clewer has been promoted to Director of Volunteerism.

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Zoe for President: New Candidate Joins Race for President in 2064

The YMCA of Rock River Valley along with YMCA of the USA launched Zoe for President, a campaign to elect a one-year-old girl as our nation’s Commander in Chief…in 2064. The campaign highlights the potential the Y sees in all kids to grow up and change the world if they’re nurtured properly and supported along the way.

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