The new Rockaway Y is a cornerstone of New York’s economic and community development strategies for neighborhoods in need. We will be a neighborhood anchor bringing together diverse and disconnected blocks and making them healthy, functioning and desirable communities. The new Y will be home to time-tested programs in the areas of academic achievement, family health, recreation and fitness, youth and leadership.
Equally important, the Y will be a source of jobs for local Rockaway residents. The Rockaway Y promises to employ more than 100 staff members and will help spur additional economic development in the area.
For 160 years, the YMCA of Greater New York has been the place for positive life-changing events. We are ready to make a difference in the Rockaways, and we will be there for good!