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Y Teams Up With Comp-U-Dopt to Give Away Computers

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is partnering with Comp-U-Dopt, a nonprofit with a mission to provide technology access and education, and Rockford Computers for Schools to distribute 100 free computers to Rockford students.

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Ingredients for Safe, Healthy Summer Fun

With long, sunny days upon us, and the reopening outdoor spaces as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside, kids and parents are eager to get out of the house and enjoy some of their most cherished summertime traditions and activities. Keep your summer safe, healthy and fun with the tips below.

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YMCA Shares Message of Unity

Words truly feel inadequate as we grieve the injustices perpetrated on members of our nation and community and how some have chosen to respond to the tragic death of George Floyd.

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YMCA Phase 3 Reopening

We are excited to begin to offer limited services in phase three of the Illinois COVID-19 reopening plan.

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YMCA Board Shares Letter of Support

In uncertain times, the Y is still here. For more than 100 years, the YMCA of Rock River Valley has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of the greater Rockford community. And today, our community is going through unprecedented challenges. 

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YMCA Delivering Meals

The YMCA of Rock River Valley, in partnership with Rockford Housing Authority, City of Rockford, Lifescape Community Services and Northern Illinois Food Bank, is delivering food to several area housing developments. 

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YMCA to Close Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is closing its facilities following the recommendation of the Winnebago County Health Department as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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YMCA Community Dinner Touts Inclusion

The YMCA of Rock River Valley hosted its 8th annual YMCA Community Dinner at Giovanni’s. More than 500 people attended the event, which highlighted inclusion services at the Y and the organization’s mission of being a place “For All.”

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Pool Closure Update

We are committed to providing a great experience for our members and that includes making sure our pools are operating properly. 

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Living Healthy Tips During Flu Season

​It’s flu and respiratory illness season and we want our members to remain healthy. The coronavirus spread is causing concerns, so we wanted to take this opportunity to share some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

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Black History Month at the Y

February is Black History Month in the United States. We've been recognizing the contributions of African Americans every February since 1976, when President Gerald Ford finally made official the movement spearheaded by historian Carter G. Woodson in the 1920s. But to understand how African-Americans made the YMCA into what it is today, you have to go back much further in time.

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America’s Got Talent Musician to Headline YMCA Dinner

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is excited to announce singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey will be the featured speaker at the YMCA Community Dinner presented by Illinois Bank and Trust on March 5, 2020 at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center. 

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The Y Brings Back Corporate Cup

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is bringing Corporate Cup back to the region. The challenge, which dates back to the 1990s, pits area companies and employees against one another in a series of fun, competitive games.

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YMCA Launches Childhood Obesity Program

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is launching Healthy Weight and Your Child, a pilot program designed to empower children between the ages of 7-13, with the support from their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

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YMCA to Offer Swim Lesson Scholarships

As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Rock River Valley will provide scholarships for swim instruction and water safety to children from underserved communities in the Rock River Valley area.

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YMCA Launches 2019 Annual Campaign

The YMCA of Rock River Valley has officially kicked off its annual campaign. The Y raised more than $1.1 million last year and has set out to raise $1.3 million in 2019.

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Stingrays Swim Team State Results

Congratulations to our YMCA Stingrays Swim Team! A total of 21 Stingrays ages 6-18 competed at IL YMCA State Swimming Championships, March 15-17. 

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YMCA Community Dinner – Music to Our Ears

The YMCA of Rock River Valley hosted its 7th annual YMCA Community Dinner at Giovanni’s on March 7. Four awards were presented, an original song debuted and a rock star performance from Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe.

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YMCA Angel Tree

You can help make the holidays a little brighter for youth in our programs.

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Log Lodge Ornaments For Sale

Get your piece of YMCA history for the holidays. We still have YMCA Log Lodge ornaments for sale as part of the Rockford Historical Buildings Ornament collection.

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Musician Brian Vander Ark to Headline YMCA Event

The YMCA of Rock River Valley is excited to announce musician Brian Vander Ark will be the featured speaker at its annual Community Dinner on March 7, 2019 at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center. 

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YMCA's Michelle Gorham Earns CFRE

​The YMCA of Rock River Valley is pleased to announce CFRE International has recertified Michelle Gorham as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

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YMCA Celebrates 174 Years

On June 6 the YMCA marks 174 years as more than a place, it is a nonprofit organization that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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Log Lodge Ornaments For Sale

We are excited to unveil this year's installment of the Rockford Historical Buildings Ornament featuring the historic YMCA Log Lodge!

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