The mission of the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community by offering high quality, diverse, responsive and innovative programs and services. Our programs aim to improve the quality of life and develop the economic self-sufficiency of low-income children and their parents. The four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are at the heart of the YMCA’s mission and are incorporated into all programs. Learn more about the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA and how to become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Address & Phone:
Since March, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has collected almost 10,000 pounds of food for over 25 local food pantries to feed our community members facing food insecurity – one of our community’s most critical needs.
Over 56, YMCA staff and Board Volunteers have participated in over nineteen Food Distribution Events to support the efforts of our community partners.
Our hunger relief efforts have grown leaps and bounds in the last nine months and will continue as long as there is a need among our neighbors and community members.
Engage along side us to help our community. Together we can make a difference.
Donate a non-perishable food item on Saturday, November 14. Our goal is to collect over 500 pounds of non-perishable food and household staples at each Y. That’s a total of 3,500 pounds! Every canned good and toilet paper roll counts. Collection points are:
Volunteer! Work beside us and other community supporters. Sign up to volunteer for a safe, socially distanced volunteer shift at one many Food Distribution Events. There may be one where you and your family live. We hope to have a YMCA presence at each event on this list! Volunteer groups welcome! Click for Volunteer Opportunities.
Support! Make an on-line donation to support this vital work so that the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA can help serve those in our community who needs us most. Our goal is to raise at least $3,500 during our Days of Service. Every dollar counts!
October 19: The Valley Y was fortunate to spend a couple hours giving back to our community, helping with the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program, sponsored by TEAM, Inc. Along with TEAM, the Y, State Rep. Kara Rochelle, State Senator George Logan (Y Volunteer) and other community leaders…nearly 600 boxes went to families in the Greater Valley! Do good, feel good!
The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is offering skills and agility sessions for players grades 3-12. Drills will be customized to the ability of each player and will increase in difficulty as players progress. The training session will be lead by a qualified trainer and will take place during open gym times.
Individual player with one coach, 45 minutes during an open gym/field slot. Cost: $25 per session
10 pack of sessions
Individual player with one coach, 45 minutes during an open gym/field slot. Cost: $100
2-5 players with one coach, one hour during an open gym/field slot. Cost: $30 per person per session
When: Sessions date/times are based on availability of player, coach and gym/field times
Contact: Ken Neal P 203 576 7430 E Kneal@cccymca.org
This group gives teens the opportunity to explore their creative side through different mediums. Participants will have the opportunity to express themselves through painting, drawing, crafts, poetry and more.
When: Wednesdays, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Contact: Camille Harris, Youth & Family Coordinator P: 209 576 7430 E email@example.com
The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and serves at-risk youth in grades K-8. Our program provides a safe haven and opportunities to the youth in the East End of Bridgeport. Each child is assisted in completing schoolwork or assigned worksheets, receives a healthy snack and participates in a rotating schedule of activities that includes dance, performing arts, arts and crafts, and sports rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner. Programs run throughout the school year.