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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Always Here For Our Community



Walgreens recognizes and supports the important work the Y does every day to help strengthen our community, and now they’re making it even easier for you to do the same!

WHAT: Give $1 or $5 at Walgreens in-store to support local community strengthening YMCA programs! 100 percent of the donations benefit our YMCA.

WHEN: Sunday, October 20 – Saturday, November 2, 2019

WHERE: In-store at these participating Walgreens

1000 Park Ave Bridgeport, CT 06604

960 North Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06606

4083 Main St. Bridgeport, CT 06606

Thank you to our partner, Walgreens!

Run, Pass, Kick And Score

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Soccer Clinic

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is offering a soccer clinic for players of all skill levels. Players will go through drills to build skills as well as IQ. The clinic will focus on individual ball skills, proper technique, and knowledge of the game. Our goal is to establish a sustainable community that will support the talent and dreams of the children in our program.

AGES: Grades k-7

WHEN: Saturdays, November 2 – December 21

TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

FEE: $100/ 8 Week Program or $15/ a day

CONTACT: Ken Neal, Youth & Teen Coordinator, E kneal@cccymca.org 

Strong Youth Make for Stronger Communities


The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is inviting teens to attend a day time gathering on ‘Black Friday’. Teens will view the film “The Hate You Give” and have a discussion after. This program will allow teens an opportunity to speak and learn about social injustice.

AGES: Grades 9 – 12

WHEN: FRIDAY, November 29, 2019

TIME: 3:00 – 9:00 pm

FEE: $5 per student

CONTACT: Larry Hamilton, Operations Director, P 203 576 7430 E lhamilton@cccymca.org

Program Guide – Fall 2


At the Y, we help you invest in yourself! We help enhance the quality of life in our community by helping you and your family improve your health and well-being. Our programs and classes offer you the support to maintain your wellness, build relationships and nurture our children. Browse our Fall 2 Program Guide to see all the Y has to offer!

Fall 2 Program Session dates: October 28 – December 22, 2019

Member Registration Begins: October 7, 2019

Community Member Registration Begins: October 14, 2019

Register for our Fall 2 Session from our web’s Register For Our Programs online button, from our Mobile App, in person at the Y or by calling us.

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.