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Here Are Chicagoland’s Best Winter Walking Trails

Here Are Chicagoland’s Best Winter Walking Trails

Let’s Move! Outside Chicago invites you to get active this winter and stroll through the iconic Forest Preserves of Cook County.

December 01, 2016

Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Chicago’s Teens

Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Chicago’s Teens

Christian describes the day he met outreach worker Devon Timms as one that changed, and saved, his life.

December 01, 2016

How the Y is Raising the Bar for Early Education

How the Y is Raising the Bar for Early Education

The YMCA of Metro Chicago is dedicated to nurturing a sense of belonging and providing the educational programs and social resources that empower families to stay together.

December 01, 2016

Grateful for Thanksgiving Turkeys at the Buehler YMCA

Grateful for Thanksgiving Turkeys at the Buehler YMCA

The Buehler Y helps families in need have a happy Thanksgiving. (Chicago Tribune)

November 28, 2016

Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Give a YMCA gift certificate. A gift certificate from the Y is a perfect way to say "I care about you."

November 17, 2016

A conversation with Peter B. McNitt of BMO Harris

A conversation with Peter B. McNitt of BMO Harris

Peter McNitt discusses the importance of giving back and his commitment to the Y

November 16, 2016

YSVP Vet Volunteers for Others Who Served

YSVP Vet Volunteers for Others Who Served

YSVP outreach coordinator and U.S. Navy veteran William Schranz spent his Veteran's Day sprucing up a VFW Hall.

November 14, 2016

On Veterans Day, a Few Words From YSVP’s Urban Warriors

On Veterans Day, a Few Words From YSVP’s Urban Warriors

November 11, 2016

The Y. So Much More™ 2016 Recognition Dinner raises $1 million for children and families

More than 450 attendees came together on Oct. 27 for the third annual The Y. So Much More™ Recognition Dinner. The event raised more than $1 million to support the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago.

November 03, 2016

Friends (and Tuesdays) are Free at the Y This November!

Friends (and Tuesdays) are Free at the Y This November!

Non-members are free on Tuesdays and friends of members are free all month.

November 01, 2016

7 Things to Do With Your Family in Chicago This November

7 Things to Do With Your Family in Chicago This November

Don't hibernate. Cultivate!

November 01, 2016

We Value Your Feedback

We Value Your Feedback

Help us continue to improve your experience at the YMCA.

November 01, 2016

Here Are the 5 Most Common Nutrition Myths

Here Are the 5 Most Common Nutrition Myths

And why they're misleading.

October 31, 2016

A Quick Guide to a Healthier Halloween

A Quick Guide to a Healthier Halloween

Whether you're staying in or going out!

October 27, 2016

Rita Canning to Receive So Much More Than a Leader Award

Rita Canning to Receive So Much More Than a Leader Award

Longtime YMCA supporter Rita Canning, of Inverness, IL, will receive the honor at this year's The Y. So Much More. Recognition Dinner, taking place Oct. 27.

October 26, 2016

5 Essential Steps to Prevent Breast Cancer

5 Essential Steps to Prevent Breast Cancer

The Y is dedicated to helping people live healthier, happier lives. Here are five steps you can take to help you reduce the probability of developing breast cancer.

October 13, 2016

Chicago’s Former Gang Members Look to Leave Their Tattoos Behind

Chicago’s Former Gang Members Look to Leave Their Tattoos Behind

YSVP executive director Eddie Bocanegra weighed in on a Sept. 20 WBEZ story about Adrian Torres, a tattoo artist who performs a life-saving service in his free time — gang tattoo removal.

October 12, 2016

The Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention executive director quoted in online magazine Slate

YSVP's Eddie Bocanegra helps Slate magazine get to the bottom of Chicago's gang violence

October 10, 2016

Eddie Bocanegra on Law Enforcement and the Community on “In The Loop”

Eddie Bocanegra on Law Enforcement and the Community on “In The Loop”

Eddie Bocanegra, the executive director of the Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative, discussed recent police shootings in Chicago and elsewhere with three other community activists.

October 06, 2016

“Chicago Tonight” Looks at Violence in Chicago

“Chicago Tonight” Looks at Violence in Chicago

Eddie Bocanegra, executive director of the Y's Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative, took part in a solution-oriented panel discussion on violence in Chicago.

October 05, 2016

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