YMCA of Delaware Blog


We raised the roof!

The YMCA of Delaware hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in June to officially open the newly constructed second-floor fitness center at the Brandywine YMCA. Phase two of the project is complete and members are now able to enjoy 19,000 square feet of brand new space which includes a new fitness center, movement studio, new cardio,…

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Partners in change

This past spring, the YMCA of Delaware, the Charter School of New Castle and New Castle County joined forces to announce the launch of an innovative partnership to provide enrichment activities and learning opportunities for 150 youth starting this summer. The $2 million aggregate grant is the largest programming grant received in the history of…

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Brandywine YMCA Welcomes Linda Risk as New Executive Director

The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce Linda Risk as the new Executive Director of the Brandywine YMCA. Linda has been employed by the YMCA of Delaware for more than two years as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and has been serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Brandywine YMCA since…

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Sussex Family Y Welcomes Tamisha Hopkins as New Executive Director

 The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce Tamisha Hopkins as the new Executive Director of the Sussex Family YMCA located in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Tamisha, a Pennsylvania native and graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, joined the Y seven years ago and initially served on the Wellness Team at the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA in…

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YMCA of Delaware Recognized at Delaware Stars 10 Year Anniversary

Four child care sites across the YMCA of Delaware Association were recently recognized by Governor John Carney and the Office of Early Learning for participation in the Delaware Stars Program. The YMCA of Delaware Early Child Care and School Age programs joined the Delaware Stars program at its inception in 2008. Currently, there are 41…

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Expanded Coverage for YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield now covers the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program as a preventive benefit for group customers. This landmark announcement ensures the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a covered benefit for the large majority of Delawareans who are insured under Highmark. According to the News Journal article, “Highmark to Cover YMCA Diabetes Prevention…

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“Raising The Roof” At The Brandywine YMCA

Big things are happening at the Brandywine YMCA! The vertical expansion project is well underway and we have also had a change in branch leadership. Phase one (of three) of the construction project is finished, and we have welcomed members back into the front lobby, movement studio, preschool rooms and babysitting area – much of which has…

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Middletown Family YMCA Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year, but members of the Middletown Y, community partners, and government officials were recently invited to join the Middletown Family YMCA for its one-year birthday celebration and open house. January 1st, 2018 marked the one-year anniversary of the grand opening of the Middletown Y located on North…

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ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MAYOR SUPPORT TAKE ON SUMMER

The YMCA of Delaware hosted a press conference to announce new initiatives for its TAKE ON SUMMER program. The program offers youth, ages 12 – 18, who live in the State of Delaware, free summer memberships to access the Y’s fitness facilities/ swimming pools, and other activities at several YMCA locations. “We launched TAKE ON…

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2017 ANNUAL MEETING

The YMCA of Delaware Annual Meeting was held in June to honor and recognize the 2016 youth and adult volunteer of the year awards. The theme of the event was Building Brighter Futures, and over 230 people attended this celebration held at Deerfield Country Club. The photos below showcase highlights from the evening. Additional images…

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Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.