About Us: The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Each member of our diverse team is committed to creating lasting change with the YMCA. Our association leadership, board of Managers, and Associate Board use their unique backgrounds, experience, and values to carry out our mission.
At the YMCA, we seek out those who believe in our mission, live our values, and endeavor to serve our collective community. The YMCA is a place where all skill sets, expertise, and talents are welcome. We work to provide an inclusive, caring environment for our staff with many benefits, including a free YMCA membership, discounted programs, and so much more. Explore our openings and find out how you can be a YMCA team member today.
Our Mission. Our Vision.
Many years ago, the Y set out to create long-lasting change in our communities. We remain dedicated to making a difference. We aspire to be the leading social enterprise that helps human beings explore their value and share their discoveries with the world.
Our News & Events
At the Y, there’s always something exciting going on! When it comes to helping individuals and families learn, grow, and thrive in a joyful and enriching environment, the YMCA is the premier destination. New programs, events, and discoveries are popping up across the association all the time, so we invite you to explore what’s happening with us today and join in the excitement.
In 1858, Chicago’s first YMCA was created as a place where young men could socialize and improve themselves. Over the following 150+ years, the YMCA has far expanded its reach, having served the entire community through wars, pandemics, and social change on every level. Through it all, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has stayed true to its roots of offering programs, resources, and a place of belonging for where all people can be nurtured and supported. Discover just how much the YMCA has grown since its beginning, and how much potential we have to grow even more.