Our mission does not live in a building. It is far too big and too important to be confined to just one place. Day in and day out, we are out there, in the community, helping kids and families, one at a time.
We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout Chicagoland to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y is for...
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
Improving the health and well-being of those in our community
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
My Sister's Dress
4 Strings Attached
Free Guitars for Future Stars
Pioneer Center for Human services
Special Olympics Basketball