The West Broad Street YMCA is thanking all of those who supported and attended its Open House on Thursday, April 27, 2013. Over 100 people attended to see all of the work being done to help end generational poverty in Savannah. Guests were treated to refreshments from Coca Cola, Oglethorpe Club, Chatham Club, and John Nichols, music by Ben Tucker, and a display of West African Art work from the Kole Collection.
“It was a great night,” says Open House Committee Co-Chair Don Kole. “For people to see all of the programs for children and adults first hand is irreplaceable.” Guests visited the Early Learning Center, Afterschool Program, Goodwill Job Connections, JC Lewis Primary Health Center, Live Oak Public Library, Step Up Savannah Chatham Apprentice Program, Growing Edge Community Garden, and the GED program with Savannah Technical College, all located at the West Broad Street YMCA.
The West Broad Street YMCA was founded in 1942 during legalized segregation and has been serving downtown Savannah ever since. It is one of five Heritage YMCAs remaining in the country and works with community partners to help end generational poverty.