"I equate being a welcomer with hospitality – creating an environment where people feel at home; being kind and treating others as you want to be treated."
- Jessica Maslaney, CEO of the Piedmont YMCA Association in Charlottesville, Virginia
Welcoming Week, happening September 8-16, 2023, celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace newcomer immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
Welcoming Week is about standing in solidarity with vulnerable communities and helping communities move beyond divisions and fragmentation. Join the Piedmont YMCA community in celebrating the newcomer immigrants in our community!
Join the Piedmont Family YMCA in celebrating the newcomer immigrants in our community during Welcoming Week! There are lots of fun events and initiatives happening:
Come to the Brooks Family YMCA September 16, 9am-11am, to celebrate the National Day of Dance with a mix of different group exercise formats including Zumba, Hip Hop Step, and more! We'll also have Family Zumba for all ages! This event is free and open to the public, with no registration required. Learn more >
This September, our Y is instituting a $250 hiring bonus for bilingual staff! If you are bilingual and have a passion for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, check out our current openings today! Learn more >
The YMCA will be at the C'ville Sabroso Festival on September 16, the area's only festival celebrating Latin American culture through food, music, dance, and art. Stop by Washington Park between 2pm-9pm for delicious food, music, and dance, artists & vendors, kids' activities, and face painting! Learn more >