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The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, Inc. exists to promote, support, and protect member YMCAs as premier not-for-profit charitable community service organizations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  


The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCA's, by influencing public policy and connection to evidenced based solutions, supports and advocates on behalf of its member Ys to share their collective impact with one voice to solve critical social issues in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.


The Massachusetts YMCAs serve 1.2 million people across the Commonwealth. With over 410 service locations, there are 370,000 children and teens being served, providing a wide range of activities to nurture their potential and ensure their success. With over 21,000 volunteers with 333,700 hours and over 16,000 employees, the Y is making a difference in all of the communities it serves.

With a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs serves all YMCA branches in the state by advocating on their behalf and providing a multitude of programs across the state. The Alliance of MA YMCAs are part of the Pioneering Healthier Communities work, an effort to create a healthier Massachusetts by facilitating conversations, passing policy, and running programs around physical activity and healthy eating. The Alliance of MA YMCAs also works in conjunction with early education and after school care providers to advocate for a reduction in the income-eligible waitlist and an increase in the salary reserve for early education teachers. The Alliance has been working with the local Y’s to have a positive impact on the achievement gap in Massachusetts, in order to ensure that all our children served can read atthe appropriate grade level. Additionally we address youth at risk, childhood obesity, and prevention of child abuse. Together the YMCAs in Massachusetts have created over 1100 policy changes.

Together we believe we can continue to serve our Massachusetts communities in creating a healthy and positive Commonwealth for our future generations.



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Sep 30, 2014
Posted by: KMRoycroft

Great news!
Registration for the Alliance Annual Meeting is now open!
This is going to be a great time! 
When:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Where:  Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA
Who: Keynote Speaker, Randy Papadellis, CEO, Ocean Spray
         Performances by, Amanda Mena, Winner, La Voz Kids 2014 YMCA of Metro North   
         Neal Denton, Senior Vice President, Chief Government Affairs Officer, YMCA of the USA
Why: Celebrating Our Accomplishments in 2014 Setting Our Vision for Working Together in 2015

Click here to Register and find out more
Aug 8, 2014
Posted by: KMRoycroft

As the 188th General Court Session comes to a close we would like to thank all of the Y staff, advocates, and legislators who helped to make this one of the Y’s most successful legislative sessions. Because of your efforts we have been able to:

  • Secure $900.000 in Youth-At-Risk funds for state fiscal year 2015, with an additional $50,000 for Athol
  • Secure an additional $200,000 in Youth-At-Risk funds for a high school drug use prevention lecture series across the state
  • Secure a 2% increase in the rate reserve for early learning and afterschool care
  • Secure $50 million in the transportation bond bill for Active Streets and Healthy Communities
  • Create the Healthy Food Financing Program and secure $2 million to fund it
  • Move An Act Improving Quality in Early Education Care Centers to bundled study.

We also continue to work on both An Act Creating a Task Force to Protect Massachusetts Children Against Sexual Abuse and an Act Relative to Healthy Kids and are hopeful they will move in informal session.

These are major accomplishments that were only possible because of your tireless efforts. Thank you.

We will continue to work with you on advocating for our cause and remain vigilant regarding regulations, legislation and initiatives that impact our Ys.

It has been a great session and the staff of the Alliance looks forward to continuing to partner with you as we serve our communities in the Commonwealth.


Apr 10, 2014
Posted by: alliance_admin

Thank you for wanting to learn more about the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs. We are here to serve the Commonwealth by advocating for the amazing work conducted each day in YMCAs across the state.

We believe that as a nonprofit charitable organization, it is our responsibility to give back to and support the communities we serve. That is why in 2013Ys in Massachusetts gave over $32 million locally.

We encourage you to become involved in our work by volunteering at your local Y or by contacting us directly. Together, we will continue to make Massachusetts a safe, healthy, and fun place to live, work, and grow.


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