Social Responsibility

World Service Initiatives & Global Education

World Service Initiatives and Global Education

We believe that investing in our neighbors across the globe benefits all of us.
Without opportunities to learn and gain skills to earn a living, people are deprived of economic stability. As a result, communities are more likely to suffer the consequences of poverty and social inequality and our global society fails to reach its full potential.

There are YMCA’s in 119 countries, each helping people reach their full potential for a better future.

Our Y’s Global Partner
Here at the New Canaan YMCA, we have a global partner who we support in different ways through fundraising, sponsorship, and service learning opportunities from both sides of the globe.

Facing the Future Child Development Learning Center
A childcare facility located in Kibera, Kenya, the largest slum in Africa, that serves over 380 children from ages 18 months to 14 years.

How to Get Involved
If you have an interest in global philanthropy or global experience that you would like to share, contact Kristina Barrett at 203-920-1654.