Community Spotlight

Stress Awareness Month

| FRI, APR 23, 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month. There are plenty of overwhelming things we try to cope with, and stress is one of them. Stress is a feeling that makes us emotionally…

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Building an Inclusive New York Together

| SAT, MAR 27, 2021

March is National Development Disabilities Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people…

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Sharing Joy and Laughter on International Day of Happiness

| SAT, MAR 20, 2021

I love laughter. I love to make people laugh, and I love to laugh. Some of the memories I cherish most are memories of laughter with friends and loved ones.…

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Hilarious Food Experiences on National Let’s Laugh Day

| FRI, MAR 19, 2021

National Let’s Laugh Day is a reminder that we all need humor in our lives. It’s boring being serious all the time, and it’s wonderful to laugh as much as…

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Special People with Developmental Disabilities in the Arts

| SAT, MAR 13, 2021

Having a developmental disability can be a challenge and a blessing. A multitude of people with developmental disabilities have left a huge impact on others. The individuals I would like…

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Kindness Brings People Together

| WED, FEB 17, 2021

Being kind to others is very important, not just because it’s something we all need, but also because kindness brings people together. National Random Acts of Kindness Day is an…

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Kindness is Volunteering

| TUE, FEB 16, 2021

Kindness, for me, is an important way of connecting to my community. Volunteering at a local soup kitchen is one of the ways I like to show that kindness. I…

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Celebrating National Mentoring Month

| SUN, JAN 17, 2021

It’s January, and that means it’s National Mentoring Month! This month, our 14Y community is celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement—something most of our programs participate in year-round. Our Early…

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Every Minute Matters

| MON, DEC 21, 2020

These days, when I watch a movie, or a video of a dance or theater piece, the first thing that strikes me is that I am watching a world from…

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The Jew Without Memory

| MON, DEC 07, 2020

Hanukkah begins this week, and the 14th Street Y and our partners at Downtown Jewish Life are hosting virtual events throughout the holiday! There’s something for everyone, including sing-alongs, candle…

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