For those of you who know me well, you know that I believe deeply in service leadership.
As Director of Community Outreach and Development at the Copley-Price Family YMCA, I am constantly inspired by the positive impact we can have on the collective improvement of a majorly underserved area of a major metropolitan area.
I invite you to be a part of this positive movement.
Like all our choices, all gifts make a difference.
My Y Story
The only reason the Y is able to stay 100% accessible, offer subsidized pricing and financial assistance is because of our Annual Support Campaign and people like YOU who contribute to this effort. Please consider giving today.
Our Copley-Price Family YMCA is a place like none other, and I do not say this lightly. We respond and listen to the community in all of our programs--whether it swim lessons for local elementary school students, culturally diverse and healthy nutritional classes, culturally-sensitive swim programming for Muslim women, a late-night basketball league for a local Jewish synagogue, high-quality childcare for working families, youth sports program that integrate children with disabilities or leadership development programs that send first-generation teens from the inner city to the halls of the State Capital--we do it for our community and do it to bring people together.
Being part of the Copley, and now Copley-Price Family YMCA, I am convinced that City Heights is a most special place to act in the full spirit of community, kindness and generosity. I work here. I eat here. I serve on local boards here. Even with that localized existence, I know the impact we have goes beyond geography.
For the uninitiated, City Heights is a unique neighborhood in a unique city: Over 95% of the children in our service area qualify for free or reduced lunch in school, 36 different languages are spoken in our community, and City Heights is one of six designated refuge communities in the nation selected by the US State Department. This San Diego community is in drastic need for positive programming and a safe haven for our youth, and our Y continues to meet these challenges head on.
I'm very proud to be part of this YMCA movement. I hope you choose to support it as well, and give the promise of better health, better families and a better life for EVERYONE, regardless of ability to pay.
FOUR WAYS TO GIVE, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
|Supports an entire season of youth sports--City Heights has the least amount of park space in SD County.|
|Gives two families from low-income backgrounds full access to all YMCA membership services.|
|Provides six months of quality childcare for a working family.|
|Provides life-saving swim lessons to five kids or sends an inner city youth to Youth Leadership Conference/Model UN.|
|Provides a full year of Physical Education Curriculum for local school youth.|