In a guest blog post, the founder and CEO of VEEP, Joel Greene, discusses how to overcome the most common barrier to getting and staying healthy: time and energy.
April 05, 2017
Learn about the impact the Y’s Community Schools Initiative (Y-CSI) is making with funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
April 04, 2017
April 3-7, 2017 is National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Learn about some of the ways the YMCA of Metro Chicago works with youth to reduce violence in the city.
April 03, 2017
The Active Green Space at the Rauner Family YMCA and McCormick Tribune YMCA aims to impact health and wellness with a focus on childhood obesity
April 01, 2017
YMCA of Metro Chicago centers across Chicagoland are hosting the 26th annual Healthy Kids Day ®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.
March 31, 2017
The Illinois Poverty Report 2017 argues that reducing poverty and treating trauma can disrupt the cycle of violence.
March 31, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
In between the buzzer beaters this week, take a look at the story of James Naismith and the birth of basketball.
March 16, 2017
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
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
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
Youth and teens in YSVP's Story Squad program will share their stories on Tuesday, March 21.
March 07, 2017
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
Eight schools participated at the Chicago Cultural Center in the sixth annual collaboration with Dancing with Class.
February 28, 2017
It's time to start preparing for your family's best spring ever!
February 27, 2017
Our new research-based exercise and nutrition system can be customized to meet your goals.
February 16, 2017