What's Happening in September at the Y


In Conversation with Community

Over the past two weeks, YMCA centers have hosted Community Gatherings as an opportunity to hear from you about where our organization can best serve now and in the future. So many members came to these events to help identify key issues that challenge our community and how the YMCA might play an active role in addressing them. 

Y members influence important issues that matter to the community. With your insights and partnership, we are poised to move forward strategically to ensure better access for all. Thank you for being part of this effort. Here’s what’s happening this month at the Y.

Pizza Night is at MOD Pizza! This September 6, raise some dough for kids in Extend-A-Care YMCA’s afterschool program when you dine at MOD. They’ll share 20% of proceeds to support kids in our community. For online orders use the promo code MODF8910

MOD Pizza 1920 E. Riverside Dr. Ste. D-100

Welcoming Week – September 9-18

Welcoming Week is a national celebration that brings together immigrants and U.S.-born residents at community-based events to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone! We’ll host activities in our Welcome Center and Child Watch all week long to help celebrate our homes and acknowledge the big world we live in.

Take Action: We’re teaming with Refugee Services of Central Texas to support the many refugees in our community from Afghanistan, Ukraine and other countries around the world. You can play an active role by joining or forming a Welcome Team to provide refugee families with a supportive network as they adjust to their new life in Texas! Welcome Teams are paired with an arriving refugee family prior to their arrival in the U.S., and assist with everything from apartment set-up all the way to enrolling children in school! Sign up here: RSTX Volunteerhub

Fall Family Fun Ahead 

Summer may have been FUNtastic, but this fall will be FANtastic at the Y. We have a full schedule of activities ahead, including:

  • Welcoming Week - September 9-18
  • Movie Nights at the Y
  • Halloween Events
  • Season of Gratitude activities
  • Holiday Celebrations 

Check our events page for a full listing.

Invest in Kids

We’re committed to ensuring all children and their families have opportunities to learn and grow. This fall, you are invited to support local kids in our afterschool programs. $25 provides classroom snacks. $125 supports enriching curriculum. If you prefer direct support, consider helping us clear our Amazon wish list.

Train With Austin’s Best - First Session Free

Did you know that all YMCA of Austin members receive a complimentary personal training session? Now that the hectic pace of summer is winding down, let one of our certified personal trainers help you set goals, develop a plan and provide inspiration. Schedule your session now!

Blood Drive 

We Are Blood, the blood bank of Central Texas, will be in our parking lot Thursday, September 1 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm. Lend a helping arm and support your neighbors in need by signing up for a donation time. Your lifesaving gift will serve someone right here in Central Texas. If you can’t make it to Thursday’s drive, check our events page for a time and location more convenient for you. 


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