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YMCA and Judson University Announce Partnership

The YMCA of Rock River Valley and Judson University will soon be sharing space in an effort to create a campus destination in downtown Rockford that is focused on helping community members pursue a healthy spirit, mind and body.

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YMCA Offers Tips to Make Resolutions Stick in 2017

Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of the New Year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution is easy, sticking to it can be impossible.

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YMCA Wins Artful Aging Program Grant

The YMCA of Rock River Valley was selected as one of only 15 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. to receive a grant from Aroha Philanthropies through its new national initiative, “Seeding Artful Aging.”

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It's the Season of Kindness!

Y-USA has partnered with the TODAY Show’s #ShareKindness Initiative to inspire 1 million acts of kindness this holiday season. As part of the initiative, the Y has committed to 10,000 acts of kindness representing the 10,000 communities we serve, and we need your help!

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YMCA to Assume Operations of Mercyhealth Children's Learning Center

Mercyhealth and YMCA of Rock River Valley announce today their collaboration to transition operations of its Children’s Learning Center, located on the campus of Mercyhealth Hospital–Rockton Avenue (formerly Rockford Memorial Hospital) to YMCA of Rock River Valley beginning January 1, 2017. 

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YMCA Hires New CFO

The YMCA of Rock River Valley welcomes Jason Behrends as the new Chief Financial Officer.

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YMCA Welcomes New Directors

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is pleased to announce Nick Maier has joined the team as the Director of Corporate Engagement and Nicole Clewer has been promoted to Director of Volunteerism.

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Ready, Steady Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016

September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and the YMCA of Rock River Valley is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free Coalition for Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016, a day of action to help raise awareness and prevention of falls in our community.

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YMCA Stingrays to Host Rookie Week

​Dreams start here - the YMCA of Rock River Valley Stingrays is recruiting new swimmers to join the team and all kids are invited to try it out. 

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YMCA to Announce Last Intern Standing

“You’re Hired,” two words the finalists of the YMCA Intern Challenge hope they hear next week as the YMCA of Rock River Valley hosts the final boardroom of the 7-week competition. 

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Secondary Drowning Prevention

As the temperature increases, so do the number of families at the pool. While many parents are aware of the dangers of drowning, that same danger can still happen on dry land.

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Heritage Run Race Results

Congratulations to the runners who took part in the YMCA Heritage Run presented by OSF Healthcare. The results are in and posted.

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YMCA Dinner - "It's Good to be Alive"

The YMCA of Rock River Valley spreads a message of strengthening community through education and access at its annual Community Dinner. Nearly 600 people were in attendance at Giovanni’s Restaurant for the event featuring John Ratzenberger. 

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Zoe for President: New Candidate Joins Race for President in 2064

The YMCA of Rock River Valley along with YMCA of the USA launched Zoe for President, a campaign to elect a one-year-old girl as our nation’s Commander in Chief…in 2064. The campaign highlights the potential the Y sees in all kids to grow up and change the world if they’re nurtured properly and supported along the way.

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