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YMCA of Greater Houston statement in response to the Trial of Derek Chauvin

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YMCA of Greater Houston President & CEO Stephen Ives Appointed Chair of the Newly-Reformed Independent Police Oversight Board (IPOB) by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
Apr 29, 2021 |
Press Release
Mayor Turner announced selection during April 29 press conference about the City of Houston’s policing reform investments and organizational improvements […]
Texas State Alliance of YMCAs Partners with Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan to Provide Healthy Choices and Rewards for Ambetter Members
Apr 26, 2021 |
Press Release
Apr 26, 2021 |
Recently, our President & CEO, Stephen Ives, had the opportunity to be a guest speaker on the Causenetic podcast alongside […]
YMCA of Greater Houston statement in response to the violence towards the Asian and Pacific Islander community
Apr 06, 2021 |
The YMCA of Greater Houston’s commitment to strengthening communities prioritizes the safety and well-being of our staff and community. The YMCA of Greater Houston condemns the hateful and harmful discrimination and violence towards Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. […]
YMCA of Greater Houston Makes Significant Mark in Houston in 2020
Dec 30, 2020 |
Press Release
Critical Efforts focused on food distribution, child care, seniors, teens, and addressing racial and social inequities and garnered an $18 […]
YMCA Of Greater Houston Receives Historic Gift From Author And Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott
Dec 15, 2020 |
Press Release
Gift to accelerate the Y’s innovation and outreach efforts and expand local equity initiatives HOUSTON (December 15, 2020) – The YMCA […]
YMCA Of Greater Houston Hosts 5th Annual Triumph Of The Human Spirit Virtual Art Show And Auction
Nov 30, 2020 |
Press Release
Art showcase that celebrates the work of refugee and immigrant artists from around the globe who now call Houston home […]
YMCA Of Greater Houston Receives Additional Funding To Provide Child Care For Essential Personnel On The Front Lines In The Battle Against Covid-19
Nov 09, 2020 |
Press Release
Programs provide free tuition to help families in need get back to work HOUSTON (November 9, 2020) – In response to […]
YMCA Of Greater Houston Hosts ‘Five Days Of Action’ Awareness Building Initiative To Combat Childhood Sexual Abuse
Oct 30, 2020 |
Press Release
The weeklong initiative kicks off Oct. 26-30 and features a no cost training, resources and call-to-actions encouraging Houstonians to protect […]
Better Together
Oct 12, 2020 |
Capital One’s Impact Initiative to Catalyze Economic Growth in Houston New commitments with Change Happens! and the YMCA of Greater […]