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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
The Chicago Tribune interviewed Richard Malone, President and CEO, and Dayshawn Hunt, Teen REACH participant, about the impact of state funding cuts on children and families that rely on essential programs provided by the YMCA.
May 06, 2015
YMCA Camp Independence and Kiwanis celebrated the new “Gift of Play,” playground built by the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International. Governor Rauner proclaimed May 2 as "Kiwanis Day" in honor of this generous gift and Kiwanis' centennial anniversary.
May 05, 2015
YMax Training helped me achieve better results than I ever would have on my own. It was a good investment in my health. I hope I can be in inspiration to other moms who might not having enough time to focus on themselves.
May 05, 2015