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

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

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

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

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

3 Ways to Enjoy the Last Few Weeks of Summer

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

September 12, 2016

Labor Day Operating Hours at YMCA of Metro Chicago Centers

Labor Day Operating Hours at YMCA of Metro Chicago Centers

Many of our membership centers will operate on special holiday hours Monday, September 5, 2016

September 01, 2016

How Adults Can Help Combat Childhood Obesity

How Adults Can Help Combat Childhood Obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. Here's what you can do to help.

September 01, 2016

6 Tips For Healthier Grocery Shopping

6 Tips For Healthier Grocery Shopping

Families don't have to spend a fortune on healthy food.

August 31, 2016

Updates to Our Youth and Teen Policies at YMCA Centers

Updates to Our Youth and Teen Policies at YMCA Centers

Bring your entire family to the Y, and help us keep children safe and secure.

August 30, 2016

South Side YMCA teams up with The Undefeated for a discussion on violence

Sports journalist Jemele Hall spoke with Jabari Parker, Cappie Pondexter and other at the South Side Y.

August 29, 2016

How Playing Promotes Family Health and Well-Being

How Playing Promotes Family Health and Well-Being

Playing is more than just fun. It's healthy.

August 29, 2016

Peace march held in memory of Urban Warrior Abner Garcia

About 125 people attended a peace march held for slain Urban Warrior Abner Garcia, who dedicated his life to ending violence.

August 24, 2016

5 Tips for Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

5 Tips for Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

Great family memories and physical activity don’t have to break the bank.

August 23, 2016

Urban Warrior vet Abner Garcia slain in random act of violence

Urban Warriors mentor Abner Garcia, dedicated to helping end youth violence, was slain August 15 in a random act of violence.

August 17, 2016

Support the YMCA’s Academic Achievement Programs by Shopping at JCPenney

Support the YMCA’s Academic Achievement Programs by Shopping at JCPenney

$1 for every pair of Arizona jeans sold will go toward the Y's Academic Achievement Initiative.

August 16, 2016

15 Olympic Sports You Can Train for at the Y

15 Olympic Sports You Can Train for at the Y

Bring the future Olympians in your family to the YMCA this fall.

August 15, 2016

Thanks to Back 2 School Illinois, Y Kids Have School Supplies—and Fun

Thanks to Back 2 School Illinois, Y Kids Have School Supplies—and Fun

Back 2 School Illinois Distribution Day is a fun annual event where hundreds of children play games and receive free school-supply kits.

August 11, 2016

Let’s Move! Outside and Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service

Let’s Move! Outside and Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service

Let's Move! Outside invites everyone to wish the National Park Service a Happy 100th Birthday. Find out how you can celebrate!

August 02, 2016

Fall Registration Is Now Open for All Members!

Fall Registration Is Now Open for All Members!

Members, your early access to fall program registration is open as of August 1.

August 01, 2016

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