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Recognizing a True Changemaker

May 9, 2024|Categories: Blog, Impact Spotlight|

Chief Strategy  & Innovation Officer Nichole Lopez-Riley (above, second from left) concluded her five-year tenure with the Greater Austin Y on May 1, having helped guide our organization through one of the most tumultuous periods in its history.

Nichole joined the Y as Chief People Officer in April 2019, and less than a year in, faced the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, followed in rapid succession with the tasks of right-sizing our Y to weather the business interruption while ALSO completing our Extend-A-Care merger, adapting to ever-changing COVID safety regulations, historic inflation, labor market shortages, a CEO transition, leadership

Choose Joy!

May 8, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

As a therapist, often clients come to the first session and when asked what they would like to achieve in therapy, they respond that they want to feel happy. They want a happier relationship with their partner or with their children; they want to feel happier in their work or just want a happier experience in general. In response to statements like these, I would typically launch into a mini psychoeducational lesson about the difference between happiness and joy and why in today’s society the pursuit of joy rather than the pursuit of happiness is the way to go.

What’s Happening at Townlake Y in May 2024

May 7, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Splash Day | June 1st, 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 p.M.

Splash Day is our annual party, celebrating the start of summer and the official opening of our interactive pool, splash pad, and water slides for the season! We will have games, snacks (while they last), and other fun activities, but the main attraction will be the water slides, spouts & sprays, waterfalls, and pool! This event is FREE, family-friendly, and open to everyone in our community! You don’t have to be a Y member to join us, so bring your friends and family! 

*Registration required for entry

What’s Happening at Springs Family Y in May 2024

May 7, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Splash Day: Power Your Community

Celebrate the beginning of summer with Splash Day at the Y! Join us on June 1st from 11 am to 2 pm at the Springs Family Y for a fantastic pool party. Enjoy water slides, hot dogs, popcorn, and a prize raffle, and support your community by bringing a pantry item for the Helping Hands food pantry. This free event is open to all, so get your friends,

What’s Happening at Southwest Family YMCA in May 2024

May 7, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Summer Jobs Opportunities at the Y!

Are you looking for an exciting and fulfilling job opportunity this summer? Look no further than the Y! We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to join us as mini-camp counselors, lifeguards, and swim instructors. Take the plunge and start a job where you can make a positive impact in your community while having a great time!  Apply Here!

Lifeguard Training!

What’s Happening at Hays Communities Y in May

May 7, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Licensed Mental Health Volunteer Needed

Are you a licensed mental health professional seeking a fulfilling volunteer opportunity? The Hays Communities YMCA invites you to become a volunteer site supervisor for the YMCA’s Everline Counseling program. Join us in making a positive impact in our community. For further details, reach out to Elisha Buster at elisha.buster@austinymca.org. 

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