Community Spotlight

PRIDE In Where I Am and What I Do

| THU, JUN 28, 2018

I first came to the 14th Street Y in 2011 to see a play in the Fringe Festival that a friend of mine was involved with. I walked through a…

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Finding a Safe Zone in a Friend

| WED, JUN 27, 2018

I always knew I was gay. There was never a question that my life would look different when I grew up. I would look at families in my community and…

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The Cries of Children At Our Borders

| WED, JUN 20, 2018

As a mother, a rabbi, and a professional, I have often struggled to decide when to prioritize my work, and when to prioritize my children. This story has served to…

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A Little Musical Magic

| MON, JUN 18, 2018

Ever since I joined the staff at the 14th Street Y, I’ve heard from parents and staff alike about this magical person named Mik. She’s been a music teacher here…

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A Sense of Pride

| TUE, JUN 12, 2018

A sense of pride overwhelms my body every time I step into the 14th street Y. I am beyond proud of the work we are accomplishing in the Preschool and…

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Celebrating National Best Friends Day

| FRI, JUN 08, 2018

For National Best Friends day, we’re sharing a video created by Casey, in her Action Team News Class in our After School Program. Casey interviewed people at AFS about who their best…

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Doing More For My Son

| TUE, MAY 08, 2018

I am so excited that my son is going to New Country Day Camp this summer, thanks to a scholarship program that’s available at the agency I am employed with.…

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One Small Way To Preserve Our Environment

| FRI, MAY 04, 2018

Dear Y Friend and those I haven’t met yet, I’m a member of the 14th Street Y and you may have seen me distributing vegetables or teaching  a juggling class…

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Happiness Today and Every Day

| TUE, MAR 20, 2018

Today is International Day of Happiness, a global celebration started by United Nations in 2013 after the UN General Assembly in 2011 adopted a resolution that recognized happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and…

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Jenni + Jon: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| THU, JAN 04, 2018

What role did the 14th Street Y play in your love story? JENNI: It was January 24, 2012. JON: It was where we fell for each other—mostly on the bus…

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