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09/26/2012 - Why We All Need the YAt the Lincoln Y, strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with community members to address the most pressing needs in Lincoln to make sure that everyone--regardless of age, income or background--has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our work is not easy, but real and lasting changes can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors and the first step to achieving these improvements is having the full support of our community.
09/07/2012 - A Gift to the Y Helps Strengthen CommunityThe Lincoln YMCA will launch its annual Strong Kids Community Support Campaign on September 6, 2012 with a luncheon held at the Cooper Y, 6767 S. 14th Street. The luncheon will feature speaker, Charlotte Burke, Manager of Health and Outreach with the Lancaster County Health Department. This annual campaign helps individuals and families in need participate in YMCA programs. The funds raised directly support the Y's cause of strengthening communities bynurturing the potential of every youth and teen, improving the nation's health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
5/27/2012 - Make a Splash at the Lincoln Y this SummerYMCA Press Release - As the swim season approaches, the Lincoln Y reminds kids and adults about the importance of practicing safety when in and around the water. The Y offers a variety of swim programs where swimmers can have fun while developing confidence, engaging in physical activity and learning safety skills that can save lives.
The Lincoln Y aquatics programs include youth swim lessons, adult swim lessons, private swim lessons, youth swim teams, water fitness classes and family swim time offered year round at all 4 of our Y locations. You can visit our website, www.ymcalincoln.org or any Y facilities for more information.
04/20/2012 - Lincoln YMCA Announces New Jr. Husker Programs in Flag Football & CheerleadingYMCA Press Release - Becoming a Husker may be a dream for many young ballplayers and cheerleaders in the Lincoln area. Now, thanks to a new partnership announced today by the Lincoln YMCA, children can proudly wear the logo of the Huskers as a participant in the new Jr. Husker Programs.
"Husker Athletics is proud to co-brand with the YMCA because our values of youth development, healthy living, skill teaching, teamwork, and working together for a common cause are consistent for both organizations. As a college athletics program, we appreciate the role that YMCA's all over the country have played in the lives of our student-athletes," stated Dr. Tom Osborne, University of Nebraska Athletic Director. "This program will be a benefit to both the Y and the Husker Athletic program and fun for all the kids participating."
02/13/2012 - JCPenney Grant Helps More Children in Lincoln Participate in YMCA Afterschool ProgramsYMCA Press Release - The Lincoln YMCA was one of 235 Ys nationwide to receive a $5,000 grant from JCPenney to provide more school-aged children with financial assistance to attend afterschool programs at the Y. As a result, more children in the Lincoln community, who otherwise could not afford to participate, have access to life-enriching afterschool programs that cultivate the values, relationships and skills kids need to thrive, now and as adults.
02/02/2012 YMCA Receives Generous $1 Million Lead Gift from Ed and Mary Copple for a Southeast YMCAYMCA Press Release - A $1 million dollar gift has been given to the Lincoln YMCA from Ed and Mary Copple and is the lead gift to begin the process of providing a new YMCA in southeast Lincoln.
"This is an investment in the Lincoln community and specifically in an area of the community where there is presently not a YMCA," said Mr. Copple about the gift. "Providing a YMCA in the neighborhood will continue to facilitate the life changing work the Y does every day for children, teens, adults and families. The Lincoln Y has been a huge part of our family."
2/02/2012 - 2011 Annual MeetingThe YMCA of Lincoln, Nebraska held the 2011 Annual Meeting on Thursday February 2nd. We celebrated the many great accomplishments from 2011, and honored one volunteer from each of the six branches as volunteer of year. The YMCA of Lincoln, Nebraska expressed it appreciation to the four outgoing members of the YMCA Board of Directors, and elected four new members to serve on the Board of Directors. The Lincoln YMCA announced a $1 million dollar gift has been given to the Lincoln YMCA from Ed and Mary Copple and is the lead gift to begin the process of providing a new YMCA in southeast Lincoln. The YMCA of Lincoln, Nebraska thanked the Lincoln community for all of its support for 2011, and we look forward to a great 2012.
11/16/2011 - YMCA CLC at Elliott to Roll Out National Initiative to Support the Health and Well-being of Hispanic/Latino FamiliesThe YMCA CLC at Elliott is one of 48 YMCAs nationwide selected to receive a grant from the Kraft Foods Foundation to implement Salsa, Sabor y Salud (Food, Fun and Fitness), a national healthy lifestyles program for Hispanic/Latino families. Developed by the National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI) and Kraft Foods, Salsa, Sabor y Salud is designed to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition, increase levels of physical activity and encourage healthy lifestyle habits for the whole family.
New Brand Strategy for the Y!
For the first time in 43 years, the Y is unveiling a new brand strategy to increase understanding of the impact our organization makes in the community, so that more people take advantage of the YMCA's unique capacity to foster lasting personal and social change. The Y is about changing lives for the better. We view participation in our programs and services as a means to a greater end. Therefore, through our rebranding effort, we want to help our communities learn more about our work so we can help our communities learn and grow. By simplifying how we describe our programs, we hope it will be apparent that everything we do is designed to nurture the potential of children and teens (Youth Development), improve health and well-being (Healthy Living) and motivate people to support their neighbors and the larger community (Social Responsibility).