March 13, 2016
The Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) Urban Warriors program was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.
July 02, 2015
Alberto Bóleres, a Purple Heart recipient and veteran outreach worker for the Y's Urban Warriors program, reflects on Independence Day
June 09, 2015
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.
May 25, 2015
Urban Warriors veteran Alberto Bóleres shares his reflections on Memorial Day
May 05, 2015
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
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.
March 26, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015
February 06, 2015
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.
December 22, 2014
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.
November 10, 2014
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
Teen REACH youth participant Christian Washington shares what the YMCA means to him.
September 11, 2013
September 11, 2013