The Y exists to serve the needs of its communities, but we couldn't address these needs without collaborators in Los Alamos and Española. In fulfillment of our mission, we are committed to ensuring that every individual has the means to learn, grown and thrive.
We believe relationships and physical presence are the best means to deliver lasting personal and social change. This Benefit to the Community report explains our services and financial impact.
Major recent partnerships are detailed below.
In 2017, the Volunteer Task Force, Bandelier National Monument, Delle Foundation and Pajarito Trail Fest have provided funds to sponsor a summer youth employment program, the Y Bandelier Corps (YBC) that will emphasize conservation and trail building through The Family YMCA. The YBC will provide service-learning and environmental education opportunities for area youth. It will expose participants to a range of possible federal lands jobs through hands-on work such as trail maintenance, historic preservation, and natural resource management. In partnership with UNM-Los Alamos, youth will also have opportunities to gain college credit through the program.
From 2009-2016, the state of New Mexico's Youth Conservation Corps awarded the Y significant grants to employ youth in public works for community good, to provide them with marketable job skills, and to encourage continuing education. While a grant was not awarded in 2017, the Y plans to apply again in 2018. The Y employed up to 50 youth each year for this important work. This report explains latest completed projects activities. The Y partnered with Los Alamos County and the US Forest Service for this program.
The Delle Foundation funds the Y's Earth Service Corps (YESC) program and lends major support to the Los Alamos YMCA Teen Center. Since 2001, the Foundation has funded a summer service-learning program that connects middle school youth to various community projects including trail repair. Here is an accumulative report of latest YESC activity. The Family YMCA partners with Los Alamos County for the YESC programs.
The United Way of Northern New Mexico/Los Alamos has been a key partner of the Y since we opened our doors in 1955. UWNNM/LA has provided funding for scholarships ensuring that families and youth have access to our enriching after school and summer camp programs. They have been a key supporter of our Española Teen Center, as well.
Please see the Española Teen Center's page for information on major Center supporters.
The Family YMCA 2016 Chairman's Round Table.
The Family YMCA 2016 Benefactors of Youth.
Chairman’s Round Table Members and Primary Sponsors in 2016:
Benefactors of Youth:
|Barraclough and Associates|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico|
|Desert Sun Auto Group|
|Dick and Nancy Martin|
|Kelly Myers RE/MAX|
|LANL and LANS|
|Los Alamos Public Safety Association|
|Modrall & Sperling|
|Presbyterian Española Hospital|
|RBC Capital Markets|
|Sharon Stover/Steve Girrens|