Alberto Bóleres, a Purple Heart recipient and veteran outreach worker for the Y's Urban Warriors program, reflects on Independence Day
July 02, 2015
CBS 2's Jim Williams and WBBM 780’s Bernie Tafoya spoke with Dawana Williamson, Senior Vice President, Youth Development, YMCA of Metro Chicago, and the Preston family about the impact of the budget cuts on children and families.
July 02, 2015
Get ready for a great family friendly obstacle course race hosted in Naperville's beautiful Frontier Park on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 8 a.m. Part of the events proceeds go to your YMCA so sign up your family today!
July 01, 2015
Share your selfie at the YMCA and you could win a YMCA gym bag! Take a selfie of you/your friends enjoying a workout or class at the Y and tell us why you love your Y! Enter the #ILoveMyY Selfie Contest
July 01, 2015
The YMCA urges supporters to join community organizations at a rally on July 1, 2015, to show legislators that CCAP and Teen REACH are crucial.
June 30, 2015
Youth Safety and Violence Prevention's Eddie Bocanegra and Y youth Ishmeel Harris and Daniel Rios represented the YMCA at the Mayor's Commission for a Safer Chicago quarterly meeting.
June 25, 2015
The number one New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, but just under half of those resolvers have some success, and only 8% actually achieve their goals. According to fitness directors from the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, it’s absolutely OK to start again.
June 24, 2015
Bring your child to the High Ridge Y, Irving Park Y or South Side Y on June 13, 2015, for a free in-water swim test and meet an Olympic swimmer.
June 10, 2015
NPR highlights how the YMCA helped shape America—from launching the first basketball teams and group swim lessons in the U.S. to popularizing exercise classes and creating the oldest summer camp still in operation.
June 09, 2015
At the YMCA of Metro Chicago, we recognize the dramatic impact that stress can have on our behavior as parents. The Y’s Parent Café and Leadership Program gives parents new tools for reducing their stress, improving communication in their households and supporting their children through difficult experiences.
June 08, 2015
You might think it took years to develop the game of basketball. Think again.
June 07, 2015
Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Izrah Hurd were interviewed for WTTW's "Violence in Chicago: Responding with Faith," an hour-long documentary produced by the Chicago Sunday Evening Club.
June 03, 2015
With the summer season comes fun ways to stay healthy, active, learning and connected as a family. From swim lessons to sports and fitness programs, personal training and more, we are committed to improving healthy living for individuals, families and communities.
June 01, 2015
The University of Chicago magazine interviewed Eddie Bocanegra and Ryan Lugalia-Hollon about Urban Warriors.
May 26, 2015
In this letter to the editor, YMCA of Metro Chicago and Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago share how programs like Teen REACH are “must haves” for the long-term success of Illinois.
May 25, 2015
Urban Warriors veteran Alberto Bóleres shares his reflections on Memorial Day
May 25, 2015
The 30th Annual Tower Triathlon on May 16-17 attracted 325 triathletes and raised $15,000 for the Leaning Tower Triathlon Annual Fund.
May 20, 2015
YMCA staff and children commemorated the 50th anniversary of Head Start by planting a rose bush at locations across Chicagoland.
May 18, 2015
Over 100 YMCA of Metro Chicago youth from the Y’s Community Schools Initiative and Teen Leaders Club at Irving Park YMCA were recognized for their acts of service at the first We Day celebration in Illinois.
May 12, 2015
Call your state legislators and tell them to vote yes on House Bill 4141 to support funding for Teen REACH, the Child Care Assistance Program, early intervention, supportive housing and other vital programs.
May 08, 2015