Below are some upcoming events taking place at the YMCA of the East Bay.
Event Date(s): Saturday, Jan 25
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Reach and Rise is a national one-to-one mentoring program of the YMCA determined to move youth from risk to resiliency. The program helps build a better future for youth by matching them with a positive, consistent and nurturing adult mentor.
Celebrate with us! Recognize extraordinary Bay Area Volunteers. Learn of their positive impact on youth!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
African American Cultural Complex 762 Fulton SF 94102
SOCIAL HOUR 11am.
LUNCHEON & AWARDS at 12noon
For more information and to rsvp please contact: Eryn Reeder, Program Director 510-435-0324 firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Date(s): Monday, Jan 27
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Join us for the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast on January 27, 2014! Come enjoy a delicious breakfast while reflecting on the legacy the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Three community members will be honored for their commitment to helping others move "Make Today Matter."
All proceeds benefit highly impactful leadership development programs for Tri-Valley teens.
Event Date(s): Wednesday, Mar 5
Annual Campaign 2014 When you choose the Y, you aren’t simply joining a local gym or a community center. You are becoming a vital part of the leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community. Our Annual Campaign builds the philanthropic culture of the Y by developing a partnership between staff, volunteers, members and donors working towards a common goal: To assure that the Y has the resources to strengthen our community. At the Y, we are, and will always be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Your loyal support helps make that possible. Donate today to create lasting, meaningful change for individuals and families in your neighborhood!
Event Date(s): Saturday, Apr 26
On Saturday, April 26, the YMCA of the East Bay will be celebrating the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families.
Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebrates making fitness fun, and introduces parents and kids to an array of YMCA programs and tools that teach healthy behaviors and healthy ways to play-an essential lesson in learning how to take care of themselves throughout their lifetime.
Join us for this free event at the following Y locations:
Downtown Oakland YMCA- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m 2350 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
E M Downer Family YMCA- 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 263 South 20th Street Richmond, CA 94804
Fremont/Newark YMCA- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 41811 Blacow Road Fremont, CA 94538
Hilltop Family YMCA-9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 4300 Lakeside Drive Richmond, CA 94806
M.Robinson Baker- 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 3265 Market St. Oakland, CA 94608To Celebrate Healthy Kids Day our South Count Branches are celebrating all week from 4/21-4/25: Castro Valley Elementary and Marshall Elementary Y-Kids Sites
- Special relay races all week in the afternoon
- Friday – Special talk at CVE about infectious diseases (speaker from Eden Hospital)
Mohr Elementary Y-Kids
- Boot Camp training all week with exercises and obstacle courses
- Daily activities after school
Event Date(s): Friday, May 9 - Sunday, May 11
Member Price: $235
Non-Member Price: $235
This very popular event draws from the many talents of our various YMCA of the East Bay branches to offer participants a menu of activities to meet nearly every interest. Participants choose from a variety of activities including choices like yoga, pilates, hikes, climbing wall, organic gardening workshops, dance and much more! These fabulous activities as well as meals from Friday dinner to Sunday brunch, and comfortable accommodations, are all included in the event fee.
Camp Arroyo is the perfect setting, away from it all but right nearby, to relax, rejuvenate, and spend a little time focused on you! Participants rave about the food, the great activities and the additional fun like campfire and "no-skill needed" dancing, as well as the serene environment.
Visit the event page for more details and registration.
Registration is now open and space is limited to ensure a quality experience, so make sure to register early. This event is open to any women, as well as girls age 13 & up if accompanied by their parent. YMCA membership is not required.
In their own words - feedback from past participants:
"Thank you to the directors, the chefs, instructors, and everyone else who worked their butts off to make this an awesome weekend. I know it took a lot of hard work and planning on everyone's part. It is truly appreciated. Great teamwork! Awesome staff-Thank you all!!!"
"I have attended the Women's Wellness Retreat for two years...and look forward to participating for many more retreat weekends. I think the Livermore facility is an incredible site -- layout, facilities, philosophy -- and I feel so "moved" when I arrive and maintain that "healing" throughout my stay there. I like to find a quiet place to read and reflect during my visit, and also like to participate in lots of activities -- the best of all worlds for me! Thanks again to everyone who participated in making this "women's" time so rewarding. Enjoyed the meals -- so delicious, so beautifully displayed! Thanks again to the chef and staff."
"Great time, great cabin mates, great food, great activities, great staff! Mahalo!"
"Absolutely marvelous, will definitely do this again"
Event Date(s): Friday, Jun 6
We’re accepting registrations starting February 2014. Camps fill up fast, so register ASAP 2014!
Please go to the Day Camp Section of this website to get more information. You can download the 2014 Day Camp brochure starting in January 2014, pick up registration forms today, parent handbook, and summer field trip schedule for summer 2014 in January.
Click the link for more summer day camp Info 2014.
Event Date(s): Tuesday, Jul 29
We live in a fast-paced, demanding world. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at times. But you can do something to make a difference: Take time to volunteer and help others. That’s why YMCA of the East Bay and some of our community partners are encouraging everyone to give a few hours this summer to help any of the worthy organizations that are doing good work in your community.
Volunteering will help You to feel better, and the community will Do better. So, give it a try – volunteer!...You Are The Difference!
Participate with a great organization in your community today, by connecting with one of these volunteer service organizations:
Thank you to our Partners:
Chabot Space and Science Center- a place for students of all ages to learn and be inspired about the Universe and our Planet Earth. Chabot Space and Science Center
Richmond Community Foundation- working to build the capacity of Richmond by serving as a Community Leader, Collaborator, and Broker, and by leveraging assets of all kinds in order to create and sustain a strong, healthy city. Richmond Community Foundation
East Bay Regional Park District- preserving a priceless heritage of natural and cultural resources open space, parks and trails for the future and setting aside park areas for enjoyment and healthful recreation for generations to come. East Bay Regional Park District
Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative- a volunteer committee representing the Pleasanton Unified School District, City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and other organizations who are working together to create a community culture that is built on values. Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative
A BIG thank you to our media sponsor:
KRON 4- KRON 4, the Bay Area’s news station, has generously agreed to help us get the word out on volunteerism in the East Bay. Stay tuned for details on a KRON produced PSA series featuring Robert Wilkins, President and CEO of the YMCA of the East Bay. KRON 4
You can follow the campaign on our social media outlets:
Event Date(s): Wednesday, Oct 15
Member Price: $50
YMCA of the EAST BAY celebrates our 135th anniversary and the presentation of the 2nd Annual "You Are the Difference" Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony.
The YMCA of the East Bay will be honoring Adult and Youth Volunteers from the Yand many Bay Area community organizations with musical inspiration by John Santos and The Difference, Hosted by Aimee Allison, Bay Area Media Personality and the Premier Showing of The DIFFY Statuette [Created by famed Sculptor Mario Chiodo]
Our ceremony demonstrates to our community how much we value and appreciate these dedicated citizens, and praise the meaningful work they contribute to the Y.
We invite you to JOIN US on Wednesday, October 15th 2014 to acknowledge the work of our dedicated volunteers and to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism in the East Bay.
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
6 p.m. Friendship Hour/ 7p.m. Awards Ceremony
- On-site parking, fee: $25.00 daily
- Valet parking, fee: $36.00 daily
‘I have seen Americans making great and sincere sacrifices for the key common good, and a hundred times I have noticed that, when needs be, they almost always gave each other faithful support.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840
Event Date(s): Tuesday, Oct 28 - Monday, Nov 24
GIVING TO OUR NEIGHBORS
Holiday Gift Drive 2014
The holidays remind us that communities thrive when neighbors support each other. In that spirit, the Y invites you to take part in our annual gift drive for local families. If you are able, help give back by donating gifts for infants, youth, and teens.
Donation bins are located in the lobby of the Downtown Oakland YMCA.
Please donate new, unwrapped gift items for youth 0-17 years old from now until November 30th, 2104.
Suggested gift items include:
• board games
• sports equipment
• educational activities
• art supplies
Event Date(s): Tuesday, Nov 25 - Wednesday, Dec 3
#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, join the YMCA of the East Bay, partner charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world, as we all come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.