Our Mission



Since 1912, the RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA has provided services, programming, and activities for the residents of Perth Amboy, NJ and neighboring communities. Join your friends and neighbors to experience how we put "principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all!"

Our Mission: The YMCA is dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through programs that develop the values of caring, honesty, faith, respect, and responsibility. The YMCA serves all people regardless of age, religion, sex, or financial means and is committed to developing a healthy mind, body and spirit. The RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA is committed to providing our life-changing services to all health seekers who desire to participate.


At the Y, we’ve always known that positive change only comes about when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. And that’s why we’re here. We have three areas of focus:


Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Values and skills learned early are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. Children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.


Improving the nation’s health and well-being

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active; it’s maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. At the Y you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.


Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. That’s why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join in or advocate in the name of stronger communities. So while we’ve changed our appearance to better reflect the work we do and the positive impact we make, we’re still supporting this community in the same way we always have. We look forward to enriching more lives and more families, and to further strengthening this community for decades to come.


Board of Directors

Louis Seminski, Chairman
Rosemary Oarsley, Vice Chairman
Linda Mazzella, Secretary
Paul Pires, Treasurer

Samuel Delgado
Robert DePow
Gregory Ficarra
Milton Hubbard
Robert McCoy
Allen Papp
Damaris Ramirez
Michael Weinstein
Aviva Woog

Perth Amboy YMCA

Board of Directors

Hector Motta, Chair
Dave Cerulo, Treasurer

Edna Dorothy Carty Daniel
Ronald Esser


Pastor Bernadette Falcon Lopez