This Xenia project is now $225K closer to happening

A new location for Xenia's YMCA and adult services center, where space will be shared with education and healthcare entities, is one step closer to reality with a grant from the Dayton Foundation.

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The YMCA of Greater Dayton received a grant of $225,000 for the REACH Center project from the Harry A. Toulmin Jr. and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund, the Dayton Foundation announced this week.

The $2.5 million project is a collaboration among the YMCA, Central State University, the City of Xenia, Clark State Community College, Kettering Health Network and the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center to build an 80,000-square-foot facility on property owned by the Kettering Health Network on Progress Avenue.

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The grant adds to the Dayton Foundation's support in 2015 when Strategic Leadership Associates was hired to assist in the initial strategic discussions, according to a news release.

The plan is to build a facility to house the YMCA and adult services center along with classroom space for Clark State and Central State. Kettering Health Network plans to build a separate facility for primary care and diagnostic and rehabilitation services, according to the release.

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“We are proud to support the REACH Center, which we believe will be a vital community asset for years to come,” Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation, said in a prepared statement.

“The Foundation’s grant and other community support will help to create a facility that will strengthen the senior population, teach kids to swim, prepare individuals for work in the healthcare field and help improve the overall health of Greene County citizens.”

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