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The 18th annual NJ YMCA State Alliance Recognition Event was held on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. The awards ceremony recognized those individuals and youth that embodied the mission of the YMCA and whose work strengthened local communities and supported the YMCAs in promoting youth development, healthy living, and

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About 11 years ago, Rick Gorab, president and CEO at Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, met with Bill Marino, who at the time was the president & CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.J., to solicit Horizon’s sponsorship of a golf outing. Marino believed the two organizations had common goals and envisioned a future that went way beyond a day

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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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