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Metro YMCA News

With Your Help, We’re Making the Y Even Better

To continue improving our programs and facilities, we sent a survey to a random sampling of members for feedback and suggestions. Today, we’d like to share the results of those surveys with you, as well as a few steps we’re taking to make the Y even better.

November 01, 2016

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

Don't hibernate. Cultivate!

November 01, 2016

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

And why they're misleading.

October 31, 2016

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

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

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

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, 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

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

Urban Warriors Program on “American Graduate” Live National Broadcast

The YMCA of Metro Chicago's innovative violence cessation program Urban Warriors, which pairs veterans with youth, was featured on the American Graduate Day live broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 17.

October 03, 2016

3 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors This Fall

Let's Move! Outside invites youth and families to play, learn serve and work outside this Fall at these fun outdoor events!

October 01, 2016

YMCA of Metro Chicago ready to help Chicago Public School parents if teachers strike

September 29, 2016

6 Tips For Getting Families to Eat Healthier

It doesn't happen overnight!

September 28, 2016

8 Ways to Make Your Home a Healthier Place

It's time for a home health check-up!

September 21, 2016

Eddie Bocanegra a 4-Star Chicagoan

ABC7's Windy City Live spoke with YSVP Director Eddie Bocanegra about PTSD among inner-city youth for its new "4 Star Chicagoan" series.

September 19, 2016

4 Books That Can Teach Empathy and Kindness to Readers of Every Age

Reading isn't just for school.

September 14, 2016

3 Ways to Enjoy the Last Few Weeks of Summer

A list of outdoor events in the Chicagoland area this month.

September 12, 2016

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