Community Spotlight

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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Sarah: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| WED, JAN 03, 2018

Growing up, I feel like it was hard for me to find community because I felt different without understanding why I felt different. I think, in that sense, it’s totally…

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Pat: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| TUE, JAN 02, 2018

Community is people coming together for a common purpose, and being connected by that purpose beyond the purpose itself. You come together for a reason and then you stay together…

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Antonio: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| MON, JAN 01, 2018

I started at the 14th Street Y at New Country Day Camp, about six summers ago. I was a sports counselor and I was right out of high school, so…

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Katelyn: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| SUN, DEC 31, 2017

My name is Katelyn. I have two lives: one in media, and one in food. The food one is more exciting and fun. I run a supper club in the…

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Maxine: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| SAT, DEC 30, 2017

I’ve lived in New York all my life, except for 2 years when I lived in Israel. Basically, I started coming here myself since I was 65, because I had…

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Rachel: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| FRI, DEC 29, 2017

I was working somewhere else and wasn’t getting enough hours, and Rachel was talking about the 14th Street Y. I remember coming in and being hired on the spot and…

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