ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
We help our neighbors improve their English giving them a better opportunity to sustain employment and contribute to the community.
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE
The Simmons YMCA is one of 7 YMCAs across the nation to participate in the Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Healthier Communities Initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a direct result, The Healthy Communities Coalition of East Charlotte unites community leaders and stakeholders in creating sustainable improvements in the health and quality of life of African American and Latino residents of East Charlotte. In addition to being advocates for health equity, the Coalition educates families on nutrition and exercise and promotes diabetes awareness and prevention.
ROOM IN THE INN
We open our doors for guests from the homeless shelter. We offer them a chance to sit, visit, catch up on current events, perhaps watch a movie or read a book. They also enjoy a hot dinner, a warm shower, a comfortable place to sleep, a warm breakfast and a bag lunch to take with them for the next day. We start Room In The Inn in December and go through March.