Senator Jeff Klein announces $50,000 in funding for YMCA of Greater NY

Announcement made at The Bronx YMCA during Family Ties Program Holiday Cooking Class

Bronx, NY - Senator Jeff Klein announced $50,000 in state funding for the YMCA of Greater NY at The Bronx YMCA Family Ties Program Holiday Cooking Class last Friday night.

The funding will support the Family Ties Program, which is a community engagement program in which parents and their children take part in various activities, including dance, music, crafts and culinary arts.

“New York City’s YMCA is a storied organization that brings together our diverse populations to promote better health and well-being. I’m proud to secure $50,000 in funding for the Y, which will enable my constituents to come together and enjoy fun and engaging activities,” said Senator Jeff Klein.

“The funding for the Family Ties Programs allows this program to exist at the Bronx YMCA.  Family Ties promotes the well-being of children and families in the community through exercise, educational enrichment and healthy eating in a supportive and stable environment. This program also strengthens children and  families relationships and bonds through quality time spend together.  As we all know, strong families create strong communities,” said Sharlene Brown, Executive Director of Bronx YMCA.