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The Bridgeport YMCA is pillar non-profit organization, affording opportunities for the social, emotional, educational, physical and mental health and well-being of ALL of our community members. Committing to the service of ALL, no one is turned away for their inability to pay. The Bridgeport YMCA Annual Campaign allows the Y to award scholarships, thanks to the generosity of members and donors. We invite you to join us.

The goal for the 2024 Bridgeport YMCA is $180,000 and each donation will be awarded to, and will serve, the most vulnerable members of our community.

Your donation will help us to provide scholarship for Bridgeport’s early learners, youth in school aged child care, summer camp, safety in and around the water, swim lesson and programs.

By supporting the Bridgeport Y, you help guarantee that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, can experience Y programs intended to improve their circumstances, increase positive outcomes and change the trajectory of someone’s life.

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The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable community service organization, EIN: 06-0662195. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.


Your generosity and the generosity of other like-minded members of our community is the core of our organization’s success. Volunteer opportunities at the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA run the gambit, from one-time commitments such as working to raise funds to support our Financial Assistance programs, to helping at a special event, to longer-term opportunities such as coaching youth and teen sports and tutoring youth.


The YMCA offers volunteers a chance to improve the lives of children and families and to make our communities stronger. In addition to feeling great about your efforts, volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Experience personal growth
  • Create opportunities for your neighbors to participate at the Y
  • Give back to the community through service to others
  • Explore and/or discover a hidden passion
  • Expand knowledge and skills through training and hands-on experiences
  • Fulfill community service requirements for school credit
  • Develop new relationships and make friends
  • Gain community service experience to add to college, financial aid, scholarship and employment applications
  • Learn, grow and HAVE FUN!

Volunteers are critically important to carrying out our mission, so we ask our program volunteers to go through an application and screening process similar to that of our paid staff members. You are a part of the team! This process ensures that the best fit is made between you and the program you are working with, while also ensuring we adhere to our safety protocols.

Volunteer Leadership

Focused on creating lasting personal and social change for our community

The Bridgeport YMCA is governed by our Board of Managers that consists of volunteers from throughout Bridgeport.

  • Lissette Colon
  • Crystal Engram
  • Thomas Gaudett
  • Maria Gomes
  • Caesar Irby, Co-Chair
  • Terron Jones, Office of EM&HS, Co-Chair
  • Blanca Kazmierczak, M&T Bank
  • Heather Lange, Brody Wilkinson, PC
  • Sarah Lewis
  • James Rollinson, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.
  • Katherine Rosario
  • Rev. Sara Smith, United Congregational Church