As a nonprofit organization committed to academic readiness, character development, youth safety and violence prevention and fitness and healthy living, the Kelly Hall YMCA has been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive since 2009.
Between the after school programs which keep children and youth safely off the streets, the hot nutritious meals enjoyed by all and activities like magazine publishing that teach real life job skills, the Kelly Hall YMCA strengthens bodies, minds and communities.
Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, program participants and staff to make a difference. Kelly Hall YMCA proudly serves the community of West Humboldt Park where today for more than 1,700 program participants make the Kelly Hall YMCA their second home. Kelly Hall provides local children and families the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, and where people of all ages, interests and abilities can build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits.
Kelly Hall Needs Your Help Now More Than Ever
On April 3, 2015 the Illinois Department of Human Services unexpectedly suspended funds for Teen REACH programs across Illinois. Due to these cuts the YMCA of Metro Chicago has been forced to shut down its Teen REACH programs at Ys in the Logan Square, Little Village and West Humboldt Park neighborhoods. Kelly Hall YMCA, located in the West Huimboldt Park neighborhood, was hit the hardest by these cuts as a large portion of its staff are funded by Teen REACH dollars requiring the Center to look at drastically cutting back its program offerings and hours of operation unless alternative funding can be identified. Help us raise funds to restore these positions and keep Kelly Hall operating at it current level. The lives of many at-rish youth and their families depends on it.
We need to raise $150,000 to continue to serve our youth and teens at current levels through June 30, 2016. Contact Ken Maddox, Senior Program Director at 773.886.1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how or attend our annual fundraiser Saturday, April 25 to show your support.
Details about the fundraiser provided below.
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Friday, October 30, 2015
Fee: free and open to the community.
Join us for a frighteningly fun filled event for the whole family. Bring your friends and neighbors too! Not a Y member yet? Join us between October 30 and November 1, we will wavie your joiner fee!
On April 8, YMCA of Metro Chicago youth and staff attended a rally at the James R. Thompson Center to urge Governor Bruce Rauner to restore Teen REACH funding.
Kelly Hall YMCA program member, Dayshawn Hunt, age 13, testified April 1 at the Appropriations Human Services Committee Hearing in support of continued funding for the Teen REACH program.
824 N. Hamlin
Chicago, IL 60651
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Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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