News

Spotlight on David Carcieri

September 26, 2018

David Carcieri is currently the CEO of the Somerset County YMCA in New Jersey. The 30,000-plus membership includes four YMCA branches: Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Somerset Hills and Somerville. His day-to-day responsibilities include guiding the strategic direction, expanding volunteer and philanthropic support, and capital improvement along with the

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Public Policy Update

September 26, 2018

Senate Bill 847: Requires public school districts to provide a daily 20-minute recess for students in kindergarten through grade 5. With nearly one in four children, ages 10-17, in New Jersey overweight or obese, NJYMCA State Alliance has been at the forefront of advocating policy changes to increase access to physical activity and healthy eating for the

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On June 18, 2018, the YMCA New Jersey Youth and Government (NJ YAG) program, held its Advocacy Day legislative simulation in the historic New Jersey State House. Students were selected to participate in the program after attending a two-day simulation conference held in April. The conference enables students to debate bills that they have written, forge new

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The YMCA’s 20th Anniversary Achievers Gala was held on Friday June 15, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights, NJ. This year’s gala celebrated the program being facilitated at the Westfield YMCA for 20 years as well as the 20th year the Connell Company and their family have sponsored the Scholarship Fund. The program has

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New Jersey YMCA State Alliance is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 16-20, 2018. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day®--a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids--Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent child sexual abuse.  

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