The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the North Texas Community Foundation. The Y Brave Space Studios will produce a weekly podcast focused on advancing equity, anti-racism, unity and community engagement.

[ARLINGTON/DALLAS-FORT WORTH, APRIL 14, 2021]—A call to local nonprofits was released by North Texas Community Foundation Philanthropic Solutions to apply for the 2021 Fund to Advance Racial Equity (FARE).

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA submitted their application for the AMA Y’s Brave Space Studios, Advancing Racial Equity Podcast and was notified that they were awarded a $10,000 grant to produce a weekly podcast that will be focused on Equity, Anti-racism, Unity and Community Engagement in the DFW community.

Led by Vice President of Community Engagement, Heidi Hardy, and CEO, Eric Tucker, the podcast will be a platform for open and healthy conversations to create unity and understanding within the community.

“The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side-by-side to strengthen our community. We are committed to ensuring that ALL people, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation have the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.” says CEO, Eric Tucker.

Heidi Hardy adds, “The podcast gives us the ability to create a safe space for people from diverse perspectives and backgrounds to have important conversations that heal, build bridges of understanding and provide education on a platform that is growing in popularity. The content we will create will be a recording of the history of these times with the hope that years from now we can hear the good work we are doing today to help create a better tomorrow.”

For more information about AMA Y’s Brave Space Studios and the Advancing Racial Equity Podcast please contact Heidi Hardy, at


About the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA

The Arlington YMCA was established in 1958, serving the greater Arlington and Mansfield communities, every day for over 63 years, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that teach, nourish, heal, connect and encourage. We are a founding nonprofit organization, offering health, well-being, hope and opportunity to the people in our community. We are committed to building a community where ALL people are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.



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