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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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.

Doors are open, Please come on in

Open House

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is inviting families to attend our fall open house. Come down to meet our great staff and see what we have to offer you and your family.

  • Physical Fitness
  • Board Games
  • Sports Activities

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

It Takes A Team

Children holding basketballFCBL Travel Basketball Player Assessments

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA will be holding player assessments for grades 5-8 for the Fairfield County Basketball league.

  • 10 Regular season home games
  • Uniform provided
  • Certified officials

WHEN & TIME: 5/6 Grade – September 28, 1:00 – 3:00 pm and October 1, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

7/8 Grade – September 28, 4:00 – 6:00 pm and October 2, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

FEE: Free (Try Out), $120 (If child makes the team)



Fall Program Guide

Cover of fall program guide YMCA with a smiling woman on itFOR BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS

In the Fall, we think about the changing seasons and children heading back-to-school. At the Y, you’re part of a community that helps transform lives. Our programs provide unique opportunities for all ages. We put caring people in children’s lives and cultivate them along their journey to adulthood. We also nurture adults, ready to listen and learn more to guide you along your wellness path.

Review our Program Guide. Become a part of our community! Register for a Fall 1 Session program or class and experience the Y!

Fall 1 Session dates: September 2 – October 27, 2019.

Member Registration begins: August 12, 2019

Community Member Registration begins: August 19, 2019

Register for classes online, at the Y in person or by calling.

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.