Teen Program Helps Vaccination Efforts in Roxbury
September 3, 2021
NBC BOSTON – In partnership with BMC and the help of teen ambassadors, the YMCA is putting together community efforts to get people vaccinated as well as spread accurate information around the vaccine.
Combining Summer School & Summer Camp — How a Group of Boston Nonprofits Is Reimagining Public Education
July 20, 2021
The74Million – Our President and CEO, James Morton discusses the initiatives taken to establish the Community Learning Collaborative to serve the children of Boston with a more equitable approach to education.
El Mundo Boston Education Series: Community Learning Collaborative
July 6, 2021
EL MUNDO BOSTON – James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston and Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, join El Mundo Boston CEO Alberto Vasallo III to discuss the Community Learning Collaborative which is providing continued learning this summer for Black and Latino children in Boston.
Diving into Summer: Wave of Drownings Puts Focus on Water Safety
June 29, 2021
NECN – James Morton, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston, was featured in a video segment discussing the importance of swimming lessons and water safety following a shortage of lifeguards and increase in water-related incidents driven by the pandemic.
MA Drownings: Swimming Advocates Push for 'Critical' Swim Lessons After Tragic incidents
June 27, 2021
BOSTON HERALD – Massachusetts swimming advocates and youth organization leaders are stressing the “critical” need for swim lessons in the wake of a tragic series of drownings across the Bay State.
MA Offering Incentives to Hire More Lifeguards: What to Know
June 26, 2021
NBC BOSTON – Amidst a lifeguard shortage and rising cases of drownings, state officials are offering a pay raise and bonus incentives for lifeguards.
Lifeguard Shortage Means Swim at Your Own Risk at Many MA Beaches and Ponds
June 24, 2021
WGBH – State, city, and town officials have been advertising to hire more lifeguards. But until that happens, officials encourage swimmers to pay attention to swim safety rules and swim cautiously at unguarded waterfronts.
Warm Weather, Fewer Lifeguards, Canceled Swim Lessons Could be Behind the Recent String of Drownings in MA
June 23, 2021
BOSTON GLOBE – A host of factors, from a receding pandemic and exceptionally warm weather to a shortage of lifeguards and swimming lessons, may have contributed to the surge of drownings this spring.
JAMES MORTON NAMED TO LIST OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOSTONIANS
April 27, 2021
BOSTON MAGAZINE – Fires and rising seas; anti-racism protests from coast to coast; the most consequential and violent presidential election of our time; and, oh yeah, the worst global pandemic since 1918. What a year.
MAKING PODS WORK FOR EVERYONE
February 25, 2021
AS MANY STUDENTS struggle to keep up with schoolwork virtually, Julia Rios welcomed praise that two kindergarteners she is working with in a new community learning pod are thriving. Their parents and teachers from Blackstone Innovation School in Boston report that, unlike so many children trying to learn during the pandemic, these youngsters are keeping up with their work and even advancing.
BOSTON GLOBE: 'LEARNING PODS' TAKING ROOT IN BLACK, LATINO NEIGHBORHOODS
February 16, 2021
When school buildings abruptly closed last spring, many wealthy families quickly pooled their resources to pay for private teachers, academic coaches, and art instructors to supplement their children’s at-home schooling in small groups, or “learning pods.”
YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON ON NECN'S "THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS"
January 11, 2021
YMCA of Greater Boston CEO James Morton describes how he learned of a surprise $18M donation and most importantly how it will impact the organization’s mission, addressing critical needs exacerbated by COVID-19.
NEU ALUM AND YMCA EXECUTIVE HELPS DISTRIBUTE OVER 3 MILLION MEALS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
December 22, 2020
When Wendy Zinn was a student at Northeastern, she worked at the YMCA of Greater Boston on Huntington Avenue for all three of her co-ops.
YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON RECEIVES $18M FROM PHILANTHROPIST MACKENZIE SCOTT
December 18, 2020
James Morton, chief executive of the YMCA of Greater Boston, received a call on Nov. 17 that left him speechless.
He learned that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott ― former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ― planned to give his organization $18 million, the largest donation in its history.
$4.7 MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY IN MASSACHUSETTS
November 29, 2020
BOSTON (WWLP) — The Baker-Polito Administration announced last week $4.7 million in grants that will be used to address food insecurities across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MAYOR WALSH JOINS THE Y TO DISTRIBUTE FREE TURKEYS THIS THANKSGIVING
November 21, 2020
BOSTON (WHDH) – Mayor Marty Walsh joined workers at the YMCA Saturday to give out free turkeys to families in need before Thanksgiving.
CEO JAMES MORTON SELECTED TO BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL'S POWER 50 FOR 2020
October 8, 2020
In a year unlike any other, the leaders of Greater Boston’s business community are meeting the challenges of 2020 head on.
GOVERNOR'S VISIT TO HUNTINGTON AVE. LOCATION
July 1, 2020
Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and officials from the City of Boston, Greater Boston YMCA and Greater Boston Food Bank to highlight an innovative partnership to help provide Boston’s most vulnerable residents with access to food by utilizing RIDE paratransit service.
‘NO VICTORY LAPS FROM COVID-19': GOV. BAKER URGES SOCIAL DISTANCING OVER JULY 4 WEEKEND
July 1, 2020
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday urged residents to practice social distancing over the Fourth of July weekend, saying people should continue to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously to prevent a resurgence of cases.
GOVERNOR BAKER TOURS YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON
July 1, 2020
BOSTON (Mass.gov) – Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and officials from the City of Boston, Greater Boston YMCA and Greater Boston Food Bank to highlight an innovative partnership to help provide Boston’s most vulnerable residents with access to food by utilizing RIDE paratransit service.
THE RIDE DRIVERS HELP DELIVER THOUSANDS OF MEALS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
July 1, 2020
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and members of his administration touted a collaborative effort with community organizations Wednesday which has delivered tens of thousands of meals since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OFFICIALS HAVE FULL PLATE AS 1 IN 7 GO HUNGRY AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
July 1, 2020
An unlikely partnership has formed in an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to keep food on the table as 1 in 7 Massachusetts residents go hungry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
‘WE’RE BUILT TO DO THIS’: AS FOOD INSECURITY RISES IN MASS., FOOD PROVIDERS ADJUST
June 26, 2020
Here’s how Boston’s food banks, pantries, and other organizations are keeping up with increasing demand.