The Old Colony YMCA’s mission is to enrich the quality of life for everyone in the community. It gives people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. “Our goal is diversity and inclusivity, and we want everyone to feel welcome,” said Ellen Greene, Vice President of the Old Colony YMCA and newest League School Ambassador. “We provide work and volunteer opportunities to foster these goals while giving back to the community.”
For the past 14 months, League School students have been volunteering at the Old Colony YMCA’S Community Market at Stoughton. Once a month, students help other volunteers unload a truck from the Greater Boston Food Bank to help feed over 75 families per week. “The League School students are so excited to participate and the employee team is wonderful to work with,” said Ellen. “Everyone’s smiling and it’s a great experience for all of us.
In her role, Ellen oversees membership for the seven Old Colony YMCA locations and oversees the Stoughton branch. The service area runs from Sharon in the northwest to Plymouth in the southeast. The Stoughton location serves over 12,000 fitness facility members. Two hundred children are enrolled in the Stoughton childcare program and 250 students take advantage of the Y’s after-school programs in Stoughton, Randolph, and Avon. Many more community members are served by the outreach services: residential programs, mental health services, YouthBuild, mentoring, family resource center, and community-based services including food collection and distribution.
Before joining the Old Colony YMCA 13 years ago, Ellen served as the Membership Director for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Connect 24 Business Alliance and is an active member of BNI Keystone.
“We are excited to welcome Ellen to the Board of Ambassadors,” said Board Chair Sammi Robertson. “She will be instrumental in our important work of raising awareness of the school in the larger community and, ultimately, serving more students with autism.”
“In addition to vocational options, the YMCA can offer League School students a chance to gain daily living skills they’re interested in mastering,” said Ellen. “As an Ambassador, I look forward to helping to identify additional vocational opportunities through my many business and community connections to help students thrive after graduation.”