RTCC OutsideThe 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
Saturday:             9:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday:               Closed  (Rental Only)


Address & Phone:

790 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607
P 203 576 7430
F 203 576 7440
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Do you Have Hoop dreams?

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Basketball Clinic

  • Go through a series of drills based on difficulty.
  • High school coaches will present throughout the day.
  • Work on fundamentals such as shooting, passing and ball handling.
  • Play scrimmages throughout the clinic.
  • Bring a peanut free lunch

AGES: 7– 14

WHEN: Monday, January 20

TIME: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

FEE: Members $35. Early Morning Drop off 7:30 am $5. Late Pick up 5:30 pm $5

CONTACT: Ken Neal, Youth and Family Coordinator, P 203 576 7430 E kneal@cccymca.org

Winter 1 Program Guide

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Everyone belongs at the Y. We have many programs and classes that will help you be a better you – connect with others, learn something new, become healthier and have fun. Take a look at our Winter 1 Program Guide. Our Winter 1 program session runs Monday, January 6 – March 1.

Registration opens on Monday, December 16 for Members, for Community Members on Monday, December 23, 2019.

You can register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in-person. Call us with questions.

Skills, Confidence & Character


Dunbar Intramural Basketball

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA will be hosting an intramural basketball league for students who attend Dunbar Elementary School. Participating in intramural basketball is a great way to make new friends and play your favorite sport.

  • Guaranteed 5 games plus playoffs
  • Students will be assigned to teams
  • 1 Game A Week

AGES: 4-8 Grade

WHEN: Monday & Tuesdays, January 13– February 24

TIME: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FEE: $25

CONTACT: Ken Neal, P 203 576 7430 E kneal@cccymca.org

Educational Workshops

Tailored for Success

Tailored for Success is a collaborative program that offers youth the opportunity to grow as a productive member of our community. This year-long program gives members the chance to develop character, build professional habits and pursue dreams that were possibly thought unachievable! Workshops run throughout the year and members can register at any time.

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA would like to invite you to our Leadership Workshop Series! This is a great opportunity to meet with educators and tutors along with local businesses, community leaders, and athletes that will promote the Y’s emphasis on education, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Learn from our guest speakers the importance of being responsible, accountable, and an advocate for your community.

WHO: Families and youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome.

WHEN: Dates and times vary, call to find out! P 203 576 7430

FEE: The event is FREE to the public. Breakfast/lunch are usually served

After School Program

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.