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CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood features YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors

March 13, 2016

CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood features YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors

The Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) Urban Warriors program was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.

An Urban Warriors Veteran Reflects on Independence Day

July 02, 2015

An Urban Warriors Veteran Reflects on Independence Day

Alberto Bóleres, a Purple Heart recipient and veteran outreach worker for the Y's Urban Warriors program, reflects on Independence Day

How the YMCA Helped Shape America

June 09, 2015

How the YMCA Helped Shape America

NPR highlights how the YMCA helped shape America—from launching the first basketball teams and group swim lessons in the U.S. to popularizing exercise classes and creating the oldest summer camp still in operation.

An Urban Warriors Veteran Reflects on Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

An Urban Warriors Veteran Reflects on Memorial Day

Urban Warriors veteran Alberto Bóleres shares his reflections on Memorial Day

Member Essay: Lauri hopes to inspire other busy moms

May 05, 2015

Member Essay: Lauri hopes to inspire other busy moms

YMax Training helped me achieve better results than I ever would have on my own. It was a good investment in my health. I hope I can be in inspiration to other moms who might not having enough time to focus on themselves.

April 22, 2015

CEO, Richard Malone, shares one youth’s compelling story to re-instate Teen REACH state funding now

Our communities look to the Governor and Illinois General Assembly to reinstate critical dollars in the 2016 state budget for Teen REACH and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). We call on all Illinoisans to appeal to their legislators to fully fund these vital programs. If they do not, the long-term cost will be much higher.

Story Squad Empowers Youth to Share Experiences with Community Violence

March 26, 2015

Story Squad Empowers Youth to Share Experiences with Community Violence

Story Squad is a new audio storytelling program of the South Chicago YMCA’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention that empowers youth to channel their experiences through personal audio stories.

Member Essay: Laura transforms her life at the Y

February 27, 2015

Member Essay: Laura transforms her life at the Y

Amazing things happen when people come together to help others

February 06, 2015

Amazing things happen when people come together to help others

On February 4, staff from the YMCA, Greater Chicago Food Depository and volunteers from the community came together at the McCormick Tribune YMCA to provide groceries to neighbors in need.

Making a Difference: A Personal Reflection by Audrey Jacobs

December 22, 2014

Making a Difference: A Personal Reflection by Audrey Jacobs

I started working at the YMCA in 1998 as an employment trainer in the Y Alliance Workforce Development programs. I changed careers because I wanted to make a difference in my community.

Honor Veterans’ Experiences by Valuing Them

November 10, 2014

Honor Veterans’ Experiences by Valuing Them

YMCA of Metro Chicago CEO, Richard Malone, reflects on the similarities between the battlefields of war and the battlefields here in Chicago

June 03, 2014

What the Kelly Hall Y Means to Me

Teen REACH youth participant Christian Washington shares what the YMCA means to him.

September 11, 2013

Member Profile: Biko, Katie and Kitty from the South Side YMCA

September 11, 2013

Member Profile: Luz Ciupeiu from the Lattof YMCA