Press Releases

26th Annual Healthy Kids Day Around Chicagoland

April 24, 2017 — YMCA of Metro Chicago centers across Chicagoland are hosting the 26th annual Healthy Kids Day ®, the Y’s national initiative and free community event to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.

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YMCA to recognize veteran mentors and graduates of the Urban Warriors program

December 08, 2016 — On Saturday, December 10, the YMCA of Metro Chicago will hold a recognition ceremony for graduates of its Urban Warriors youth mentoring program. The 46 youth are being recognized for completing a 16-week structured curriculum in partnership with military veterans who have served as their mentors throughout the process.

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YMCA to host more than 400 supporters at 3rd Annual The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner

October 03, 2016 — The YMCA of Metro Chicago’s 2016 Recognition Dinner on October 27 will highlight the programs supporting the Y’s mission to develop strong children, families and healthy communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living.

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YMCA of Metro Chicago Receives $1.4 Million Grant from Robert R. McCormick Foundation

June 20, 2016 — YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago's Early Learning Program receives a $1.4 million grant from the McCormick Foundation

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New YMCA Center marks new era for staff, families and communities across Metro Chicago

March 30, 2016 — The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago will celebrate the opening of the new YMCA Center, a 60,000 square-foot-facility where research meets practice, on Tuesday, April 5, at 1030 W. Van Buren Street in Chicago's bustling West Loop neighborhood. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the culmination of two years of planning and construction of a state-of-the-art facility that provides much more than the nonprofit’s new headquarters.

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YMCA of Metro Chicago Transfers Ownership of Leaning Tower Replica

November 17, 2015 — The YMCA of Metro Chicago is announcing its intent to donate the Leaning Tower replica to the Village of Niles, which has leased and maintained the building since 1995. The Village of Niles will restore the replica and pursue historical landmark designation

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The YMCA of Metro Chicago to Host 2nd Annual The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner on October 29

October 16, 2015 — The YMCA of Metro Chicago will host more than 500 supporters, donors and friends at its second annual The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner at the Four Seasons Chicago on Thursday, October 29, 2015. With a focus on early education and care and youth development, the YMCA celebrates its role in strengthening children, individuals and families at every life stage.

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Sheriff Dart and Providers Call on Springfield to End Cuts to Kids and Communities

September 03, 2015 — Sheriff Dart and providers call on Springfield to end cuts to kids and communities. After school services have shut down throughout the city and state, and working families are being denied childcare. Youth development and public safety are being harmed as a result.

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Chicago Selected by U.S. Department of the Interior to Connect Youth to the Great Outdoors

July 28, 2015 — As part of the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards and inspire millions of young adults to experience the great outdoors, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Dick Malone, President & CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, today to announce that Chicago has been selected as one of the first 50 cities to participate in the nationwide movement.

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YMCA of Metro Chicago Rally for Families Impacted by Government Shutdown

July 01, 2015 — YMCA of Metro Chicago rallies for families impacted by government shutdown. Budget gridlock could devastate state’s most vulnerable children who benefit from before and after school programs

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Roto Subaru Donates $6,500 to the Lattof YMCA

May 05, 2015 — Roto Subaru has donated $6,500 to the Lattof YMCA’s Annual Campaign, as part of Subaru of America’s 7th annual “Share the Love” nationwide event.

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Kiwanis Builds Centennial Playground at YMCA Camp Independence

April 14, 2015 — On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and the Illinois-Eastern Iowa (I-I) District of Kiwanis will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at YMCA Camp Independence to celebrate the completion of the “Gift of Play” playground. Kiwanis, a longtime supporter of Camp Independence, donated the playground to give campers more opportunities to play, have fun and enjoy the outdoors.

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Grant from Archer Daniels Midland Company to Support YMCA’s Active Green Space Program

April 01, 2015 — Archer Daniels Midland Company donated $25,000 for the Active Green Space at the McCormick Tribune YMCA. The program serves up to 800 people a year through nutrition, horticulture, fitness and wellness education programs.

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Healthy Kids Day Keeps Minds and Bodies Active

March 30, 2015 — To kick-start physical activity and learning now and throughout the summer, the YMCA of Metro Chicago is celebrating Healthy Kids Day®, a free community event for children and their families.

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YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Hosts Foglia YMCA Grand Reveal

January 20, 2015 — Foglia YMCA celebration marks completion of major renovation and doubling size of the gym and adding exciting program spaces serving Lake Zurich and neighboring suburbs

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YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Hosts 2014 The Y. So Much More. Recognition Dinner

October 21, 2014 — YMCA of Metro Chicago 2014 fundraiser honors the YMCA partners and showcases programs aimed at developing strong children, families and healthy communities.

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South Side YMCA Hosts “Grand Reveal” of Renovated Center

August 31, 2014 — New lobby, locker rooms, areas for teens and children cap off renovation of the South Side’s largest Y.

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Sage YMCA Hosts “Sneak Peek” of Expanded, Renovated Facilities in Crystal Lake

August 15, 2014 — New education wing highlights improvements funded by philanthropists Vincent and Patricia Foglia.

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More than 800 children receive nutritious meals thanks to YMCA of Metro Chicago Summer Food Program

July 07, 2014 — The Y joins national effort to serve 5 million meals to 150,000 youth and teens, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation

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Spartan JV 2k and Varsity Challenge 4k for children and teens to support the Y

June 27, 2014 — YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago was selected as a charitable partner for the Spartan JV and Varsity Challenge presented by Go Ballistic, which will take place on August 2, 2014, at Frontier Park in Naperville.

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