Rahway Branch Announces Arts Director

The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch Welcomes Lara Kennedy, Arts Director

Rahway, NJ, August 06, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch announces the addition of Lara Kennedy in the position of Arts Director at the 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ location. According to Rodger Koerber, Branch Executive Director, "The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch is excited to officially welcome Lara Kennedy as our Arts Director. Lara brings an expansive breadth of knowledge and experience in Arts education.” Most recently, Lara was in the position of Arts Educator in private schools for children with special needs. Her previous experience includes 11 years as an arts educator.

Lara holds a Master’s degree in Teaching: Art Education from Montclair State University and studied textile design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. When asked about her goals, Lara added, “We are designing a strong fall course selection in Arts programming. We have worked really hard to design a full range of offerings and I am really excited to expand our programs in Rahway.”

The Rahway Branch recently completed a $3.4 million renovation project, which included additional Arts program space as well as the construction of five Artist Lofts. The fall program session begins August 31st, with registration beginning August 17th. The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch fall program guide includes a varying array of Arts programming for all ages and is available online at www.tgfymca.org.

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 – Rahway Branch visit www.tgfymca.org or contact the Rahway Branch at Rahwayinfo@tgfymca.org or 732-388-0057.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Colleen Clayton