A CLOSER LOOK
Like many Y employees, Susan believes in the power of the YMCA to help make our communities healthy, both inside and out. Susan knows firsthand the reward of seeing children succeed thanks to the Y: her daughter, J’Lee, is a “Y kid” who recently was honored with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s award.
Susan said that out of thousands of applicants, her daughter was the only fifth grader to win this award. She attributes her daughter’s success in school, her drive and her ambition to her enrollment in afterschool programs at the Rauner Family Y, where staff work closely with children to strive for excellence. “I’m so grateful to the staff, the donors who pour funds and resources into these programs, and for the people that have a heart toward seeing our children overcome obstacles that could hinder them from becoming successful citizens of our society,” Susan added.
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To learn more call the Rauner Family YMCA at 773.847.3115 or make your gift today.
Louiza Williamson - Executive Director
As a nonprofit organization committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Rauner Family YMCA has been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive for six years.
Between the kick of the soccer ball, the smile that says “you’re welcome” and the sound of laughing teens, the Rauner Family Y strengthens bodies, minds and communities. Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, program participants and staff to make a difference.
The Rauner Family YMCA serves the communities of Back of the Yards, Brighton Park, Little Village, McKinley Park and Pilsen. For more than 1,838 members, 140 volunteers and 828 rogram participants, the Rauner Family YMCA is a destination where local children and families have 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.
At the Y, we strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility because we believe in nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and well-being and giving back and providing support for our neighbors. From fitness to wellness to community service, everything we do at the Y is an exercise in possibility.
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That's because, in neighborhoods across Chicagoland, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.