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Amazing things happen when people come together to help others

Amazing things happen when people come together to help others

On February 4, staff from the YMCA, Greater Chicago Food Depository and volunteers from the community came together at the McCormick Tribune YMCA to provide groceries to neighbors in need.

February 06, 2015

Love Your Heart during American Heart Month

Love Your Heart during American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and as a leading voice on improving the nation’s health, the YMCA urges everyone in the Chicagoland community to take steps to make sure they are heart healthy so they can lead longer, healthier lives.

January 30, 2015

The Foglia YMCA Expansion Reveal celebrates completion of major renovation

The Foglia YMCA Expansion Reveal celebrates completion of major renovation

On January 23, the Foglia YMCA of Metro Chicago celebrated the completion of a 9,000-square-foot expansion, which nearly doubles the size of the gymnasium and enables the YMCA to offer new programming for individuals and families in the community. The project was made possible through the generous contributions of philanthropists Vince and Pat Foglia, civic leaders and community members.

January 26, 2015

Mission in Action: Black History Month

Mission in Action: Black History Month

During Black History Month, we honor and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans who have guided our country’s growth and progress. Throughout its more than 160 years in the United States, the Y has worked to meet the changing needs of our diverse communities and provide welcoming and safe spaces...

January 25, 2015

Y-USA Partners with NFL Characters Unite to Help Stop Bullying

Y-USA Partners with NFL Characters Unite to Help Stop Bullying

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) has partnered with the USA Network’s NFL Characters Unite on a special documentary that profiles NFL stars who share deeply personal stories of facing hardships and mentor young people in their communities facing similar challenges.

January 25, 2015

Inclement Weather Updates

Inclement Weather Updates

Please note that in times of inclement weather we may need to amend our facility hours and/or program offerings. Information regarding these changes will be posted on our website and Facebook page. Please be sure to check those resources and/or call our center before coming in to verify when the facility will be open and if programs are canceled or moved.

January 14, 2015

YMCA’s School Days Out Garners Major Media Coverage

YMCA's “School Days Out” offered healthy activities, homework support and snacks for children at nine centers in the city and suburbs during January's deep freeze.

January 08, 2015

Mission in Action: Mentoring Potential

Mission in Action: Mentoring Potential

At the Y, we believe a positive mentor and opportunities to give back to one’s community can change the course of a young person’s life. This is why, for this year’s Martin Luther King’s Day of Service on Monday, January 19, we are integrating a special activity for all of the children attending our 22 YMCA branches School Days Out Program.

December 29, 2014

In 2015 Transform Yourself—Transform Your Community!

In 2015 Transform Yourself—Transform Your Community!

With the beginning of each year, we get the opportunity to start fresh and set our sights on more—more focus on our health, more time with our families, more chances to learn and more support for our neighbors. Setting New Year’s resolutions is easy, but seeing them through can be challenging.

December 29, 2014

Making a Difference: A Personal Reflection by Audrey Jacobs

Making a Difference: A Personal Reflection by Audrey Jacobs

I started working at the YMCA in 1998 as an employment trainer in the Y Alliance Workforce Development programs. I changed careers because I wanted to make a difference in my community.

December 22, 2014

YMCA and McHenry County Community Celebrate the Sage YMCA Grand Reveal

YMCA and McHenry County Community Celebrate the Sage YMCA Grand Reveal

On December 19, hundreds gathered to celebrate the Grand Reveal of the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake. The new Sage Y triples the size of the former McHenry County YMCA with a 42,000 square-foot expansion.

December 20, 2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Volunteers Give Back at Kelly Hall YMCA

Approximately 300 families from underserved neighborhoods received fresh produce and grocery staples at Kelly Hall YMCA this month.

December 08, 2014

Naperville YMCAs Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast a Great Success!

Naperville YMCAs Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast a Great Success!

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast. This year's event was extra special as we commemorated Mayor A. George Pradel's year's of service as Naperville's 40th Mayor.

December 05, 2014

ActivTrax no longer offered after January 31, 2015

ActivTrax no longer offered after January 31, 2015

Members, please be aware that we will not be offering ActivTrax at our center after January 31, 2015.

December 01, 2014

There is still time to register for our Winter Program Session!

There is still time to register for our Winter Program Session!

Keep you and your family active and healthy this Winter. Register for a Winter Session class at the Y today!

November 26, 2014

Scott Lorenz Appointed Senior Vice President of Mission Advancement

Scott Lorenz Appointed Senior Vice President of Mission Advancement

Scott Lorenz has joined the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago as senior vice president overseeing Mission Advancement. He will oversee the strategy of philanthropy initiatives to advance the YMCA's strategic vision for a lasting impact in Chicago.

November 24, 2014

Local and resident winter break camp options for you and your family

Local and resident winter break camp options for you and your family

As a leading nonprofit for youth development, the Y offers transformational programs year-round that nurture the well-being and potential of every child and teen, helping them discover who they are and what they can achieve in school and in life.

November 20, 2014

Relax and Enjoy the Holidays

Relax and Enjoy the Holidays

The holiday season is a time filled with fun and excitement, but the joy can sometimes be trumped by feelings of anxiety and stress as our schedules fill up, our bank accounts become strained and our to-do lists grow long.

November 20, 2014

Honor Veterans’ Experiences by Valuing Them

Honor Veterans’ Experiences by Valuing Them

YMCA of Metro Chicago CEO, Richard Malone, reflects on the similarities between the battlefields of war and the battlefields here in Chicago

November 10, 2014

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago 2014 Recognition Dinner Raises $1.1 million

The YMCA of Metro Chicago hosted the inaugural “The Y. So Much More.” Recognition Dinner on October 29, to celebrate the Y’s impact on children, families and neighborhoods across the community, and thank the supporters whose contributions make it possible.

October 30, 2014

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