WHITTIER, CA, October 8, 2019 – The YMCA of Greater Whittier received a $5,000 grant through AT&T’s “Investing in California” program, at the recommendation of California State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon. The AT&T Investing in California Awards provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that are improving lives in their communities and the state by advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.
In addition to Assembly Majority Leader Calderon, Whittier City Council member Henry Bouchot, YMCA Board Chair Berta Léon and Board Secretary Wayne Campfield were in attendance for the check presentation from AT&T representative Amir Johnson. The group then toured the Y’s early learning child care classrooms and Stride day program for adults with intellectual disabilities.
“We are fortunate to be a recipient of the award from AT&T and grateful for the support of the Assembly Majority Leader’s office,” said Curt Skotnicki, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Whittier. “This grant will increase accessibility of our early learning and aquatics programs in the community.”
As a non-profit organization, the YMCA of Greater Whittier relies on the generosity of grants and donors to continue carrying out their mission through programs and facilities. This grant will help the YMCA of Greater Whittier to continue providing essential services and programs in the greater Whittier community, including preschool, before and after school child care, swim lessons, youth programs, health intervention initiatives and programs for active older adults. The Y strongly believes in making their facilities, classes, and programs affordable to all. Within available resources, financial assistance is provided to those who wish to participate regardless of their ability to pay.