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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

Building Bridges: Diversity Awareness Month

Building Bridges: Diversity Awareness Month

At the Y, we know our communities are strongest when everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential and contribute their talents for the greater good.

October 02, 2014

8 ways for Parents to Prevent CyberBullying

8 ways for Parents to Prevent CyberBullying

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and a good time for families to discuss safe ways to use technology and prevent cyberbullying. Here are a few tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to get you started.

October 02, 2014

American Graduate Day 2014

American Graduate Day 2014

On September 27, the Y's Achievers program was featured on WTTW's American Graduate Day, a seven-hour mulitmedia event that highlighted the people and organizations that are encouraging students to commit to staying on a path to high school graduation.

September 26, 2014

South Side Renovation Reveal - September 4, 2014

South Side Renovation Reveal - September 4, 2014

On Thursday, September 4, the South Side YMCA celebrated the grand unveiling of a $3.6 million renovation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

September 09, 2014

Dodgeball Tournaments at the YMCA!

Dodgeball Tournaments at the YMCA!

Join us for Second Saturday Dodgeball Tournaments at of one or participating YMCA membership center!

September 03, 2014

Improving our communities, together

Improving our communities, together

You could WIN the funding to bring a community project to life. Enter your idea—big or small—in My Fresh Page Project and invite your friends, family and neighbors to vote for it every day. Your project could win $500-$5,000!

August 29, 2014

Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation donates school supplies for 20,000 students

Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation donates school supplies for 20,000 students

The Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation's Back 2 School initiative donated more than 75,000 school supply kits to help students start the school year on the right track.

August 13, 2014

Learning Can Continue After the School Bell Rings

Learning Can Continue After the School Bell Rings

When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities.

July 31, 2014

Power Up with Restful Sleep

Power Up with Restful Sleep

The back-to-school season can be a busy time of year as we adjust to new routines and make time for homework, afterschool activities and new friends.

July 31, 2014

Access to green spaces helps prevent childhood obesity

Access to green spaces helps prevent childhood obesity

Active Green Space is a new program at McCormick Tribune Y that is improving the health and wellness of children and families in the underserved neighborhoods of Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Hermosa.

July 24, 2014

YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Program featured in Chicago Tribune

YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Program featured in Chicago Tribune

YMCA program is aimed at helping at-risk youths deal with trauma from violent neighborhoods

July 11, 2014

The Y Provides Fuel for Summer Growth

The Y Provides Fuel for Summer Growth

One-in-five children in the United States struggles with hunger — a startling statistic and a critical social issue that grows more serious in the summer.

June 26, 2014

A Father’s Impact: Benefits and Opportunities for quality time with Dad

Did you know that Father’s Day was started at the YMCA? Over a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers.

June 09, 2014

Summer Learning: Engaging your kids’ minds during summer break

Many students can’t wait to close their books and get out of the classroom when summer break arrives. It’s a time for them to explore the outdoors and build friendships while on their bikes, at the pool and on the athletic field.

June 09, 2014

Northwest Herald Features Water Safety Tips from Sage YMCA

Northwest Herald Features Water Safety Tips from Sage YMCA

For many children and families, summer is the perfect time to spend a fun day at the pool, beach or lake. As the largest operator of swimming pools in the U.S. and a leading provider of swim and water safety programs, the Y believes in the importance of practicing safety tips in and around the water

June 03, 2014

Chicago Community Trust promotes a healthier Rogers Park

Chicago Community Trust promotes a healthier Rogers Park

The Chicago Community Trust has been a strong supporter of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago since 1998. Last year, the Trust committed $60,000 to the Healthy Rogers Park Community Network to help improve the quality of life of children and families in the neighborhood.

June 03, 2014

What the Kelly Hall Y Means to Me

Teen REACH youth participant Christian Washington shares what the YMCA means to him.

June 03, 2014

Graduates of Black and Latino Achievers awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships

Graduates of Black and Latino Achievers awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships

Elisa and Ivette Cruz, graduates of the YMCA of Metro Chicago's Black and Latino Achievers (B.L.A.) Teen Leadership Institute, are the first set of twins to be named to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.

May 29, 2014

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Announce New Board Member

Naperville businessman and civic leader Tom Miers has been appointed to the Board of Managers and the Executive Committee of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, joining the group of managers who lead the Y’s mission.

May 21, 2014

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