“Capital District YMCA Holds Inaugural Drive-Thru Holiday Party”

December 7, 2020

“Capital District YMCA Holds Inaugural Drive-Thru Holiday Party” “Well, there’s no doubt the holidays will look a lot different this year. But local organizers at the Capital District YMCA are taking creative measures to continue to spread holiday cheer. They held their first drive-thru holiday party Saturday. It’s for the members of the Circle of

New! Virtual Workouts for Members!

December 2, 2020

New! Virtual Workouts for Members! We have launched a new Members Only portal for with a full Virtual Workout schedule and access to our virtual workout library!

“Capital District YMCA provides 900 families with Thanksgiving meal baskets”

December 2, 2020

“Capital District YMCA provides 900 families with Thanksgiving meal baskets” “Over the weekend, the Capital District YMCA helped to serve those in need by providing 900 families with full Thanksgiving meals including turkey with all the fixings. The YMCA says the families were selected back in October with help from the Department of Social Services

Our 2020 Impact

December 2, 2020

As we look over how different this year as been, we are also reflecting on how wonderful this year has been and how we were able to impact our community.

Food Insecurity

November 30, 2020

Access to Critical YMCA Programs and Services To help address critical food insecurity, we connect with and support Albany’s South End Cafe, the Schohaire Food Pantry, Schenectady’s Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Guilderland Food Pantry, Schenectady’s St. Madeline Sophie Church, the Altamont Food Pantry, the Voorheesville-New Scotland Food Pantry, and Troy’s Unity House and Oakwood Community Center Food


November 30, 2020

Critical Childcare Childcare Programs for healthcare workers and essential employees began almost immediately. 1,600 children have been safely served in our Early Learning, Summer Care, and Afterschool programs since March. Across the Capital Region, parents need help to be able to afford childcare now more than ever. Of the more than 4,300 children in our

Running Start

November 30, 2020

Running Start Unlike any other program in the region, Running Start provides children with the opportunity to shop for brand new clothes to begin the school year. Thanks to the support of caring Sustaining Campaign donors, these children receive a backpack full of the school supplies they need, new clothes and sneakers. For some, these

Farmers to Families Food Box

November 30, 2020

Farmers to Families Food Box Throughout the month of October, we distributed 14,100 boxes (564,000lbs) of food across the Capital District. Because of our volunteers and community partners we’re able to help others in need, like the thousands of families who received a box of food because of our ability to partner with the USDA’s

Basket Brigade Program

November 30, 2020

Basket Brigade Program Our Basket Brigade program brings Thanksgiving day meals to families in need from Coxsackie to Duanesburg to Southern Saratoga. We are so grateful for all of our donors and volunteers who made this possible. Because of you, thousands of children and their families are looking forward to Thanksgiving, now that they no

Toastmaster’s Leadership Program

October 20, 2020

Calling All Teens! Join us for the inaugural class of the Capital District YMCA Toastmasters Leadership Program! Are you interested in learning how to improve your public speaking skills? Communicate more effectively? Considering becoming an Influencer? The Toastmasters Youth Leadership program is designed to develop the speaking and leadership skills of young people. By developing these skills, young