Medical essential personnel at VCU can breath a sigh of release. The City of Richmond and the YMCA of Greater Richmond have entered into a partnership to provide childcare to children of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The ‘Y’ is the first of several emergency childcare facilities across the city and will open […]

Community Collaboration at its best! Richmond Public Schools and the YMCA are coming together to reduce summer slide. In other words, learning loss from the time students leave school for summer vacation and heading back to school in the fall. The Richmond Times-Dispatch says more than one-thousand students have been heading out to seven schools […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month but a crisis happens in most cases every other minute.  What is domestic violence? A pattern of abusive behaviors used by one individual over the other to have power and control over them.  These behaviors leave the victim afraid and fearing for their life.  This power and control by the […]

Parents! Students! Community! On Saturday, April 30 get ready for the annual Healthy Kids Day at several local Y’s including the Northside YMCA. The event is free and open to all from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The day will feature a Bounce house, Obstacle course, Pool activities/Open swim, Family Boot Camp, Family Zumba, Relay […]

Summer has officially graced us with her long-awaited presence, a season that means longer days of fun at amusement parks, days at the beach, and swimming pools for…

Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of…

This  October marks the 25th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It evolved as a Day of Unity in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In October 1981, the first Domestic Violence Awareness was observed. The observance was designed to connect battered women, children and families with advocates and services to aid in puting an end […]

“Take On Summer” and make it a healthy kids day and walk at four YMCA branches, Chester, Northside, Midlothian, and Shady Grove Family YMCA will be open Saturday, April 28 from 11am to 2pm to the public, the walk starts at 12:30pm. There will be lots of activities including rock walls, pony rides, face painting and McGruff […]

Prom season is coming up and Cinderella Dreams wants to provide prom dresses to Richmond’s young ladies. If you have fashionable evening gowns/dresses to donate, all sizes, please drop them off February 6th – March 12th at Puritan and YMCA locations. Distribution will be March 23rd, 5-8pm, 24th, 11am-3pm and 31st 10am-1pm. Get details at Facebook.com/cinderelladreams.net.