Around the YMCA of Delaware


Celebrating Black History Month Around the YMCA

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people…

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Celebrating A Diverse December

By Pei-Jen Hickey, YMCA of Delaware Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator As children, many of us were comforted by our own family’s holiday traditions. Our sense of home was influenced by the smells, tastes and rituals of the familiar. As we grow up and interact with more people from various backgrounds and cultures, we learn…

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National Native American Heritage Month

The YMCA of Delaware joins in celebrating the heritage, culture, and experience of Indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today. November is National Native American Heritage Month – a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories while acknowledging the important contributions of Indigenous People. During this month we raise awareness…

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Need To Know: New Cardio Equipment

YMCA of Delaware locations upgraded their Fitness Centers with new YMCA cardio equipment in the Fall of 2022. Some branches received structural renovations, others got a fresh coat of paint, but all now tout top-of-the-line Life Fitness cardio equipment. Whether you choose to use a new treadmill, elliptical, or powermill climber, there are so many…

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Disability History & Awareness Month

 Did you know that October is Disability History & Awareness Month in Delaware?  At the YMCA, we work hard to make our community accessible and inclusive for all. We recognize the critical role people with disabilities play in every facet of our society. Our aim is to impact perception and practices, and change behavior…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and will run through October 15, giving us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate members of our communities and their ancestors who hail from Mexico, parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain. “The Latino community and Latino history is a fundamental part of American…

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Welcoming Week 2022

We’ve all experienced moments where we felt like we didn’t belong, but there’s more that unites us than divides us. This Welcoming Week, we will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to our communities, and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Belonging Begins With Us, and together,…

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Happy Birthday America!

Brandywine YMCA Monday, July 4th, 1-4 PM: Independence Day Celebration at the Hanby Outdoor Center. Families can enjoy frozen sweet treats, family yard games like corn hole, and giant connect four, and more! Western Family YMCA Monday, July 4th, 11 AM-1 PM: Stop by the outdoor pool for family fun, freeze-pops and games. Bear-Glasgow YMCA…

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The Y For All – Celebrating Juneteenth Together

At the Y, we celebrate this powerful moment in our nation’s history together and honor the slaves who suffered for so many years. As we remember, we encourage you to join us in taking social responsibility in our communities. We can be the change together and forge a brighter future for ourselves, our youth, our…

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Middletown Family Y Welcomes Tamisha Hopkins as New Executive Director

Wilmington, DE– The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce Tamisha Hopkins as the new Executive Director at the Middletown Family YMCA. Tamisha has worked for the YMCA of Delaware since September 2014, serving in many roles including Senior Membership Director at the Bear Y and most recently as Executive Director of the Sussex Family…

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