Marco YMCA in the News 2017-08-18T16:10:55+00:00


Back to after-school: Marco Y bridges gap for working parents

August 15, 2017 Provide a safe environment and stimulating mental as well as physical activities for young students. That’s the pledge from the Greater Marco Family YMCA, which is gearing up for its afterschool as well as early learning programs as the new school year beckons. The Y afterschool programs, according to School Age Manager Charlene Garcia, are a big boon for working parents. Read More

Expansion kicks off at Marco YMCA; $750,000 project should be completed by November

August 10, 2017 Following intensive fundraising, phase one of the Greater Marco Family YMCA’s expansion program is underway. When completed, this phase will feature larger free-weight and spin areas, extra room for strength-training machines, a larger lobby and additional office and program space. The area will eventually house a much bigger fitness center and lobby, as well as sections for cardiac rehab and community programs. Completion is expected to be around November. Marco Eagle

Social mingling as therapy: Group of visiting children with autism spend time at Marco Y

July 31, 2017 Progress is the magical word in behaviorists’ quest to make the lives of children with autism more normal. Autism being, in the words of behavioral analyst Carolyn O’Connell: “a neurological disorder that affects social communications, language (both receptive and expressive) and independent functioning.”  Read More

Meet the Marco YMCA’s new Chief Development Officer

July 25, 2017 Just two days into her new job as Chief Development Officer for the Greater Marco Family YMCA, Katherine Caskey drew this observation from one of her new colleagues: “I like her. She’s a whirlwind,” Donna Johnson, the Y’s grants coordinator, and herself an acknowledged go-getter, said. Read More

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