Associate Board


Since we first opened our doors to Chicago in 1867, the YMCA has always been defined by one prevailing characteristic: the power to improve, strengthen and even transform lives.

It is a commitment that starts with fitness and healthy living, but extends so much further. It is a commitment to education readiness for our children, expanding their potential and giving them a safe place to grow and learn. It is a commitment to character development and violence prevention.

Join us and be a part of the amazing change happening in Chicago today.

Launched in 2014, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is seeking committed and enthusiastic candidates for its inaugural Associate Board.

The Associate Board of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is an informed and inclusive group of emerging business, professional and civic leaders that advocates for the Y. Members of the Associate Board are responsible for building awareness and a deeper understanding of the YMCA of Metro Chicago and our mission with key audiences.

The YMCA of Metro Chicago develops strong children, families and communities through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living.

Let’s work together to deliver powerful and positive change.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at the link below, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about the YMCA of Metro Chicago or the Associate Board, contact Alex Kwak in Mission Advancement, at

Download the Associate Board overview here.

Submit your application here.