The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch Announces Membership Engagement Director

The Gateway Family YMCA – Five Points Branch welcomes Ariel Lev, Membership Engagement Director.

Union, NJ, August 13, 2014 --( Ariel Lev has joined The Gateway Family YMCA as the Membership Engagement Director at the Five Points Branch, located at 201 Tucker Avenue in Union, NJ. Ariel joins The Gateway Family from Washington D.C. Danielle Cioffi, District Executive Director of The Gateway Family YMCA stated, “Ariel joins our team with a strong background in membership and a passion for the Y’s mission. Most recently, Ariel was the Membership Associate at the YMCA Metropolitan Washington, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Branch. Ariel brings a wealth of new ideas to enhance the Five Points Branch.”

Exciting things are happening at The Gateway Family YMCA. The Five Points Branch participated in National Night Out, allowing Ariel his first official opportunity to engage with the local community. “National Night Out provided a great start to Ariel’s role as Membership Engagement Director. He was able to meet families in the community and build lasting relationships both with Y members and members of the Union community,” stated Jessica Samolewicz, Associate Branch Executive Director of The Gateway Family YMCA – Five Points Branch. August also marks the start of a membership special, “Feel Like a Kid Again”, and Fall program registration. “I’m excited for the future of the Five Points Branch. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and I enjoy meeting new families and members every day. My goal has always been to create a personal connection and lasting friendship with members, providing whatever support I can give on a daily basis,” stated Ariel Lev, Membership Engagement Director.

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, The Gateway Family YMCA seeks to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Membership to the Five Points Branch provides access to a state of the art health & wellness facility, gymnasium and pool, located at 201 Tucker Avenue in Union, including a wellness orientation and many programs. In addition, members of the Five Points Branch are provided access to all 4 branches of The Gateway Family YMCA, located in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union.

Throughout Union and the surrounding communities, The Gateway Family YMCA provides lasting change and community impact. In addition to child care, summer camp, programs and membership, the Five Points Branch offers a focus on active older adults, teens and families. The Y provides programs and services for all members of the family, including group exercise, family programs, Diabetes Prevention, and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. The Gateway Family YMCA is more than a gym. It’s a cause.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

For more information about community programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA – Five Points Branch, please visit or contact the Five Points Branch at or 908-688-9622.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Colleen Clayton