505-662-31001450 Iris St. Los Alamos, NM 87544

Community Partners

The Family YMCA, administratively based in Los Alamos, was started by volunteers in 1955 because they recognized the need for a place where families could recreate together. Today, as a nonprofit charitable organization, the Y continues to address outstanding needs in our communities.

The Y couldn't address local needs without the support of 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 so we offer financial assistance so that all may belong to the Y's youth development and healthy living programs.

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.

For the Summer of 2018, and 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. The Y employs up to 50 youth each year for this important work. Many miles of trails have be improved and many miles of new trails have been built. The Y has partnered with Los Alamos County and the US Forest Service for this program. Here is a video of what it has done for our community.

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.

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 Delle Foundation has also lent significant support to Los Alamos Teen Center, operated by The Family YMCA, for program and administrative support.

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 financial assistance 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 2018 Chairman's Round Table Members.

Chairman’s Round Table Members and Primary Sponsors in 2018:

Champion of Youth:
Abe Dispennette State Farm Insurance, Los Alamos
Andrea Suazo State Farm Insurance, Taos
Garrett Seawright State Farm Insurance, Santa Fe
Kelly Myers REMAX First
Manuel Valdez State Farm Insurance, Española
Mark Martinez Family

Benefactors of Youth:

3JK Engineering Consultants, LLC
Barraclough and Associates
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Castille & Schmidt Families
COMPA Industries
Debbie & Jeff Huling
Dick & Nancy Martin
Linda & Paul Daly
Modrall & Sperling
New Mexico Bank & Trust
Presbyterian Española Hospital
RBC Capital Markets