One of Westchester’s biggest and busiest YMCA locations is selling its home.
Officials from the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester announced on Tuesday their intention to list its Mamaroneck Avenue home in White Plains for sale, with a plan to move to a non-facility YMCA model, which offers new services for members.
During the selling process, which is expected to last between 18 and 24 months, the YMCA will continue to utilize the current building, before transitioning to the new model which “leverages non-YMCA owned locations to bring existing and new services.”
As opposed to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on infrastructure upgrades, improvements and repairs at the old building, the new model will allow the YMCA to spend that money on growing and expanding services that it provides to the community.
According to officials, “the goal of the program is to extend the impact of the YMCA in pursuit of its mission - to enrich each and every life through a unique, dynamic combination of programs that strengthens spirit, mind and body.”
“Given the unsustainable costs of maintaining this aging building, we felt this was our best option to continue offering our many services to our valued members,” Cynthia Rubino, the President and CEO of the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester stated. “Over the last four years, we have invested more than $1 million in this aging infrastructure. These funds would be better spent bringing vital services to our community at various locations throughout our service area.”
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