YMCA Seeks Input On Community Needs Assessment Survey

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA wants to hear from you! The Y is updating its strategic plan and is seeking community input. Now through Oct. 9, the YMCA, a cause-driven organization, is hosting an Online Community Needs Assessment Survey.  

Based on the survey findings, the Y may design and deliver new programs and services that address critical issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.   

“We’re encouraging members of our community to take the online survey and provide feedback so we can better understand the needs of our community and design programs and services based on those needs,” CEO Linda Daly said.  

“The information gathered will help the Y and its Board of Directors with the direction of its strategic planning,” Daly said. 

To participate in the survey, visit www.laymca.org and our survey link: http://surveys.ymcaexchange.org/f/177592/f000/.

Responses will not be individually tracked and will be kept confidential. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.   

The Y ialso is seeking partners to assist them in distributing this survey. Contact Linda Daly, 505.662.3100 to discuss this opportunity.   

About the Y

The Y is a charitable organization that ensures no one is turned away for inability to pay. In 2014, the Y provided $100,000 in financial assistance to 250 individuals, granting them access to summer camp, after school and health memberships. The Y’s mission is to build individual, family, and community strength by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

The Family YMCA was founded in 1955 by volunteers who recognized a need for family activities. It is an independent chapter of the YMCA of the USA, obligated to a charter of principals and policies, and is led by a local volunteer Board of Directors.

The Family YMCA’s budget is dependent on membership and program fees, contracts for services and contributed income that includes grants and donations. In 2014, the Y employed 18 fulltime people and 230 part-time staff in service of the 8,182 people (one third were outside of membership) in Los Alamos and Espanola.

The Y offers 88 youth programs and 40 adult programs in the interest of furthering youth development and healthy living. October of this year will mark 60 years of our service in this community.


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