Welcoming Week at the Alexander Family YMCA

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Past Dates & Times
  • Sunday, Sep 23, 2018
  • Saturday, Sep 22, 2018
  • Friday, Sep 21, 2018
  • Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
  • Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
  • Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
  • Monday, Sep 17, 2018
  • Sunday, Sep 16, 2018

Alexander Family YMCA
1603 Hillsborough St

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Welcoming Week (September 14 - 23) celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. It's a chance for neighbors—both immigrants and U.S.-born residents—to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community.

In the Alexander Family YMCA
We encourage our members to:

  • Stop by the branch and pin your home on the world map in the lobby to encourage connections with others.
  • Fill out "I'm a Welcomer" card to show why you're excited to celebrate Welcoming Week. The cards will be displayed on a wall in the lobby.
  • Attend special events:
    • Firebowl Ceremony, September 17 at 6 a.m. in Studio 1
    • Drum Circle, September 17 at 7 p.m. near the craft shack area
    • Latin Dance Night with Cheri & Tracie, September 20 at 8:30 p.m.

In the Community
The Alexander Y is taking the celebration into the community. Customized guest passes in different languages will be available at the Islamic Association of Raleigh, El Centro, a local food pantry and during the upcoming International  and the Hispanic Festivals.

Y staff will offer group fitness classes at businesses and places of worship to invite everyone to come to the Y.

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