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Want to Make a Difference in Chicago This Month? Volunteer!

April is National Volunteer Month and Let’s Move! Outside invites you to volunteer your time this spring at our public lands throughout Chicagoland.

March 31, 2017

4 Ways to Prevent Diabetes in Your Family

In honor of American Diabetes Association Alert Day, here are four ways to prevent diabetes in your family — including one you can do right now, in less than a minute!

March 28, 2017

YSVP’s Story Squad Showcase March 2017

Teens from the Pilsen, Little Village, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and South Chicago neighborhoods came together to present their multimedia productions with the community on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Story Squad Showcase at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

March 23, 2017

Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Danny Davis Introduce New Legislation to Address Childhood Trauma

New Legislation, introduced Monday, March 19, 2017 by Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Danny Davis, could provide training for people who work closely with children to identify and address trauma. (Chicago Sun-Times)

March 22, 2017

Healing is Prevention: New Bill to Address Child Trauma, Reduce Violence and Poverty

Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Danny Davis unveiled the Trauma Informed Care for Children and Families Act on Monday, March 19, 2017. (Chicago Defender)

March 20, 2017

How the YMCA Invented Basketball 126 Years Ago

In between the buzzer beaters this week, take a look at the story of James Naismith and the birth of basketball.

March 16, 2017

Alex Kotlowitz Illustrates the Impact of Violence at the 2nd ‘YMCA Experience’ Event

The award-winning author and journalist visits the YMCA Center to share stories about Chicago youth, teens and communities impacted by violence.

March 13, 2017

Got a YMCA Question? We’re Here to Help During Extended Member Services Hours

Life isn't only from 9 to 5, and neither are we. Our Member Services team is now available 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

March 09, 2017

Let’s Move! Outside Chicago Helps Hampton Elementary Restore Marquette Park

Students in a YMCA after school program at Hampton Elementary learn about native species from their local parks and make seed balls from dirt compost.

March 08, 2017

Help Us Support Chicago Youth at the Story Squad Showcase

Youth and teens in YSVP's Story Squad program will share their stories on Tuesday, March 21.

March 07, 2017

Exciting New Fitness and Nutrition Options at the Y

This spring, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is introducing several exciting, innovative new fitness and nutrition programs at memberships centers throughout Chicagoland: Advanced Y MaxTraining®, the Visual Eating and Exercise Program (VEEP) and Deep Water Cadence Running. Here's a closer look at all three.

March 02, 2017

Students Shine at the YMCA Community Schools Initiative Dance-Off

Eight schools participated at the Chicago Cultural Center in the sixth annual collaboration with Dancing with Class.

February 28, 2017

Five Ways to Get Ready for Spring in Chicago

It's time to start preparing for your family's best spring ever!

February 27, 2017

Take Your Workouts to the Next Level With the New “Advanced” Y MaxTraining System

Our new research-based exercise and nutrition system can be customized to meet your goals.

February 16, 2017

Summer Day Camps Are Now Open for Registration!

Make sure your child has the best summer ever at a YMCA of Metro Chicago day camp.

February 14, 2017

Black History Month: Remembering the YMCA’s African-American Pioneers

From Washington and New York to Chicago, here are a few African-American leaders who made the Y what it is today.

February 08, 2017

6 Fun Things to Do With Your Family in Chicago This February

Did we mention they're all 100% free?

February 03, 2017

Introducing Deep Water Cadence Running

Coming to a YMCA near you this spring.

February 02, 2017

5 Tips for a Healthier Heart This February

Celebrate American Heart Month with these simple, effective tips.

January 31, 2017

ABC7 Spotlights Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program

Eddie Bocanegra and Grant Buhr speak with Judy Hsu on Newsviews about the Y's evidence-based violence prevention programs (ABC7)

January 30, 2017

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