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The CYO Bromley Center Fall Food Festival was a great success!
The CYO Bromley Center Fall Food Festival was a great success! Mayor Jeff Martin joined us along with Eddie LaPorte, Executive Director of the NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives-which awarded the CYO Bromley food pantry a $10,000 grant! Families enjoyed a lunch, food bag, and a $25 supermarket gift card. Pictured left to tight are:
Patrick Hardiman, CYO Bromley Director, Eddie LaPorte, Executive Director of NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives, Hamilton Township Mayor, Jeff Martin, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Hamilton Township Director of Health Recreation, Senior, and Veteran Services, Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director, and Brenda Rascher, Executive Director of Catholic Social Services.
CYO has earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency!
CYO Pool House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On June 15 , 2021 the CYO officially opened the new Yardville Pool House. Check out the attached video from the ceremony with Bishop O'Connell, Mayor Jeff Martin, CYO Board / Staff members, and many CYO friends.
Camp reopened after the 2020 pandemic closing. The campers are excited to be back and they love the new facility!
The CYO recently celebrated the grand opening of the beautiful new pool house at their Yardville camp.
Pictured here are Bishop David O'Connell from the Diocese of Trenton, Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin, CYO Executive Director Tom Mladenetz and members of the CYO Board of Trustees. This large, two story building replaces the original structure from the 1950's. The CYO Camp kids were thrilled with this new space when the camp reopened this week after last summer's pandemic closing.
CYO Bromley Center receives $5,000 grant for its Food Pantry
CYO Bromley Center receives $5,000 grant for its Food Pantry through Acme's 130 days of Nourishing Neighbors Campaign. Pictured left to right at the Yardville ACME are: Jennifer Kubicke from Acme, Patrick Hardiman, CYO Bromley Director, Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin, Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director, and Jeff Miller from Acme.
FORMER CAMPER / COUNSELOR DONATES $10K TO YARDVILLE CYO CAMP!
Pictured with CYO Executive Director, Tom
Mladenetz, is Mitchell Hennessey – a long time camper and counselor
at the Yardville CYO Camp. Mr. Hennessey recently made an
extraordinarily generous $10,000 donation to the CYO! These funds
have been earmarked toward the ongoing fundraising efforts for the
recently completed new pool house construction.
CYO of Mercer Gets Grant from NJM Insurance
CYO offers new Remote learning Program at Yardville and South Broad St. locations to meet the needs of working parents! Include are pictures from the programs. (Click The Photo For A Larger View)
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CYO of Mercer Gets Grant from Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
June 2020 – Trenton, NJ – Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Mercer County recently received a 2020 Project Innovation grant from NBC10, Telemundo62 & Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, along with 6 other organizations in the greater Philadelphia market & 62 non-profit entities in 10 other markets across the Country. Click Here To Read More
CYO Bromley Summer Food Service Program. Free grab and go lunch for 5-14 year olds Monday through Friday from 12pm – 2pm from June 1 to August 21. Click here for a Flier And Registration form. For more info. contact CYO Bromley Center at 609-587-8100.
Final Fundraising Push for Capital Campaign for New Yardville CYO Pool House!
The CYO has announced their next major facility improvement project - to build a new pool house at our Yardville Branch!
To download a fundraising form click here, or to make a donation click here to go to our donations page on the web. If you have any questions contact Patrick Hardiman at firstname.lastname@example.org
YARDVILLE CYO POOL HOUSE GRANTS
The CYO recently received two $5,000 grants to kick start the fundraising of the New Pool House Project! Pictured from left to right at the check presentation is Cecilee Abney from the Roma Bank Community Foundation, Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director holding a rendering of the Pool House, and Linda Martin employees of Investor Bank.
The 22nd CYO Golf Classic will be held Thursday, October. 10, 2019 at Mountainview Golf Course. This year , we are honoring Dr. Katherine Soss Prihoda as CYO Woman of the Year!
To read the Trentonian News paper article on the CYO Woman of the Year Dr. Katherine Soss Prihoda click here.
More information to follow. For questions contact Patrick Hardiman at email@example.com
Investors Grant Presentation
from left, Cecilee Abney from Investors presents a check to CYO Executive Director, Tom Mladenetz for $2,500
Rutgers University‒Camden Nursing Students Learn While Teaching Preschool Children About Healthy Living : Rutgers-Camden Campus News click here to read article
Pictured above are some of the volunteers from Lake Catholic High School in the Cleveland (Mentor), Ohio area along with Lake staff member Marty Gibbons and CYO Executive Director Tom Mladenetz.These students performed two days of community service at the CYO Yardville facility-helping to prepare the grounds for the upcoming camp season.Another Catholic Lake staff member, Jillian Zaczyk brought a different group of students to the CYO this week as well. These students and staff spent their Easter Break on this Mew Jersey Immersion Trip sponsored / coordinated by the Center for Faith Justice. Besides the CYO Yardville, students also worked at TASK and the Visitation Home. The CYO was grateful for two very productive days performed by this group of stellar high school students.
CYO RECEIVESD GRANT FROM CHRISTINE’S HOPE FOR KIDS - CYO recently received a $5,000 grant from Christine’s Hope For Kids to support CYO’s pre-school, after school, and summer programming. Pictured above is John Gianacaci (second from left) from Christine’s Hope For Kids, CYO Executive Director, Tom Mladenetz (second from right), Program Director, John Soss, and Grant Writer Nancy Podeszwa, all surrounded by the CYO South Broad St. preschoolers.
CYO RECEIVES GRANT FROM BERKSHIRE BANK The CYO South Broad St. recently received a grant from Berkshire Bank for the After School's Tutoring Program. Pictured from left to right at the check presentation is John Soss, After School Program Director, Christine Spinelli and Bambina Szarka from Berkshire Bank, and Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director.
CYO YARDVILLE PRE-SCHOOL GAINS NAEYC RE-ACCREDIATION
The CYO Yardville Pre-School recently achieved the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) re-accreditation in August, therefore keeping the Pre-School accredited with NAEYC through August, 2023.
NAEYC accredited programs have demonstrated a commitment to providing a high quality program for young children and their families. Scoring categories include health and safety, staffing, staff qualifications, physical environment, administration, and the nature of the child experience.
Pictured left to right is Patrick Hardiman, CYO Yardville Director, four Pre-School students, Kate Monroe, Pre-School Supervisor, and Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director.
The CYO continues its commitment serving the City of Trenton as it has for the past 66 years! We are tackling enhancements projects this Summer! Photo with heavy equipment and stacked materials is ready to install a new roof at our East State St. Center. The other photo shows the clearing of a dilapidated garage the CYO recently purchased at a City auction. This location is directly behind our South Broad St. Center. It will be a fenced, secure parking area for CYO bus and van.
Support our fundraising efforts by going to www.cyomercer.org or calling the CYO Executive Director, Tom Mladenetz at 609-396-8383 ext. 15. Help us help the community!
Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission honors the CYO. Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede and the Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission recently honored the CYO with a Community Service Award at their 42nd Annual Hamilton Township Economic Development Distinguished Achievement Awards Celebration on October 27.
From left to right, CYO Board Members Ed Petranto, Kathy Prihoda, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede, CYO Executive Director Tom Mladenetz, Hamilton Township Economic Development Director, Marty Flynn, CYO Board member Scott Krasny and his wife Michelle, CYO Grant Writer Nancy Podeszwa, and CYO Board member Tom Griffith and his wife Danielle.
Basketball League 2017-2018
Opening Day Mass Saturday November 4 at 9:00 AM at the CYO Yardville located at 453 Yardville-Allentown Rd. All basketball players, cheerleaders, coaches, family members, school faculty, clergy, and friends are strongly encouraged to attend.
Ewing CYO Pre-School is Back!
We will re-open Monday, September 11 and our building has been totally renovated. All classrooms are air conditioned!
The CYO of Mercer County has announced a new partnership with Jazzercise! This popular exercise program will now be offered four times per week at the Yardville CYO location. For more information contact Eileen Garretson at (609) 658-8473 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Sister Joanne Dress, D.C and Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director pose for a picture at the Hamilton Township Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute. Tom was presented with the Hamilton Township Dr. King Spirit of the Community Service Award.
To view the photo gallery of the Monitor Newspaper pictures of the Hamilton Township Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute click here.
To read the Monitors Opening Day Mass story, and view the photo gallery of the Mass, and Opening Day Games, click here.
To read the Monitor Newspaper article about the CYO Day Camp Talent Show click here.
CYO students and staff pose for a picture in front of the new 2015, 29 passenger school bus. Thank you to the major bus donors that made this purchase possible: James Kerney Foundation, Mercer Fund of the Community Fund of NJ, and Mary Owen Borden Foundation. In addition, we appreciate the numerous individuals and organizations who supported this fund-raining effort!
$15,000 Grant to the CYO from Investors Bank.
The CYO received a $15,000 grant from Investor Bank for the Monsignor Toomey Annex in Yardville.
Thanks Investors for your generous support!
To see photos from the Cross Country Meet click here.
To see the photo gallery from Opening Day Mass and opening day games click here.
To view the photo gallery of the CYO Basketball Hall of Fame Dine and Awards Banquet click here.
To read about the 2014-2015 CYO opening day mass and games stories from the monitor click here.
To read the Monitor Newspaper article about the CYO Yardville Monsignor Toomey Grand Opening click here
CYO YARDVILLE MONSIGNOR TOOMEY ANNEX NOW OPEN
The 4,600 square foot air conditioned indoor play space in now complete and the children are enjoying it! Camp, Pre-School, After School and basketball programs will be enhanced by it. New programming will be formed, staff training sessions, parent nights, and so much more to take advantage of in this great space!
To read the Trenton Times article from 3/28/14 about the High School All Star Game click here.
To view photos and read the story about the 2013-2014 CYO basketball Championships click here
To learn more about the CYO South Broad St. computer lab upgrade and grant click here
To read the Hamilton Pulse article about the Venom softball team putting on a Winter Holiday Carnival for the students at CYO East State Street Center click here
To read a story from the Monitor Newspaper on the Monsignor Toomey Annex addition click here.
Monsignor Toomey Annex Construction has begun!
The CYO has begun construction on a 4600 square foot addition at the Yardville Branch being named the Monsignor Toomey Annex after our late, great, Founder, and first Director, Monsignor Leonard Toomey. The addition will include a large open space with a divider, sections of bleachers, portable baskets, and bathroom facilities. It will provide space for play on hot and/or inclement weather days, performances, graduation ceremonies, staff development workshops, community gatherings, as well as indoor venues for physical education. To find out more about this project and to help support the CYO and make a donation visit our website at www.cyomercer.org and go to our donations page.
CYO Yardville Pre-School gains NAEYC Accreditation!
CYO Pleased to Announce East State Street Center!
Starting in the September the CYO will operate the East State Street Center (formerly Martin House) at 794 East State Street. Programs will include a Pre-School and After School Program. To find out more about the CYO East State Street Center click here to read a recent Monitor Newspaper article.
East State Street Center ribbon cutting ceremony
The CYO of Mercer County is proud to announce the celebration of our organizations 60th Anniversary.
Since 1952 we have been serving the youth of Mercer County!
To view a recent Monitor story on the Prihoda Siblings click here
CYO Partners With Hamilton Township Schools for Before and After School Programs!
The CYO is proud to announce the partnership with Greenwood and Klockner Schools in Hamilton Township the on site Before and After School Program providers for the 2011-2012 school year. The Before and After School Program begins at 7:30AM and runs until 8:45AM and the After School Program is from 3:35PM until 6:00PM. The CYO previously provided service, and will continue to do so at Wilson and Lalor Schools. For more information contact Patrick Hardiman at (609) 585-4280 x 102 or via e-mail at email@example.com
"Wilson School Before and After School Program staff member pose for a picture. From left to right, Katie Stevenson, Wilson School Before School staff member, Tom Mladenetz, CYO Executive Director, Barbara Panfilli, Principal, Wilson School, Patrick Hardiman, CYO Yardville Director, and Beverly Taylor, "
CYO expands services to Ewing Township!