About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymca.net
Incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation, the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance is comprised of 37 corporate YMCA associations and over 80 branches from across the garden state. Together, New Jersey YMCAs work together to strengthen the foundations of community to better serve the people of New Jersey. To that end, the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance:
- Monitors critical public policy issues and advocates for member Ys.
- Fosters statewide communication among YMCAs and collaborating nonprofit partners.
- Coordinates statewide initiatives aligned with three focus areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Through our collective efforts, New Jersey YMCAs reach nearly 600,000 residents - 50% being children under the age of eighteen - 14% of the state’s youth population.