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Meet Jill Edelblute — An Advocate for YMCAs Statewide

When Jill Edelblute heard the YMCA of Metro Chicago needed a state expert, she went after the position “full-force.” Eleven years later, as our Senior Director of Government Relations, she’s still just as passionate about the Y’s mission.

December 12, 2018

boGO BULLS! A special offer from the Chicago Bulls…

Score big this basketball season with this exclusive BOGO offer from the Chicago Bulls!

December 06, 2018

Meet Adventure Guides Member Mike Dietz

The YMCA Adventure Guides and Explorers program has helped Mike Dietz and his children to build strong connections within their community and appreciate the outdoors together.

December 05, 2018

Meet Polly Rhodes, A Kroehler Family YMCA Pillar

Polly Rhodes, Membership Experience Director, shares how and why she continues to serve at the Y for over 17 years.

December 03, 2018

A big thank you for supporting the Y on Giving Tuesday!

We are deeply humbled and forever grateful for the generosity of everyone who participated in our #GivingTuesday campaign and donated to such a phenomenal cause.

November 28, 2018

4 unique ways to give the YMCA gift certificate this holiday season

Did you know the Y has gift certificates? Here are some useful ways you can give the gift of health to your loved ones this holiday season.

November 23, 2018

Amid Push to ‘Ban the Box,’ Illinois Universities Still Asking Students About Criminal History

Chico Tillmon, Executive Director of the Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program at the YMCA of Metro Chicago shares what he had to do in order to obtain higher education as a man with a criminal record. (Chicago Tribune)

November 21, 2018

Trevon Hamilton is the Neighbor to Know

Trevon Hamilton, a Kelly Hall YMCA youth was featured as the Neighbor to Know on The Brown House Experience T.V. show, P.A.T TV on Chicago Access Network Television. (CAN TV)

November 21, 2018

YMCA Advocates for Afterschool Program Funding During Illinois State Board of Education Hearing

The YMCA of Metro Chicago joined forces with the Act Now Coalition, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, and Youth Guidance to present budget recommendations to the Illinois State Board of Education that sustain critical afterschool funding.

November 20, 2018

The 2018 Kelly Hall YMCA Future Leaders Luncheon Raises More Than $160,000

For the second year in a row, the Kelly Hall Future Leaders Luncheon raised more than $160,000 to benefit youth and families in the West Humboldt Park community.

November 19, 2018

#GivingTuesday 2018

The season of giving is officially under way at the YMCA, and we are delighted to announce our participation in #GivingTuesday this year!

November 08, 2018

Annual Mayor’s Community Breakfast Set to Kick Off Holidays

Naperville residents continue the annual tradition of gathering at the Fry Family YMCA to kick off the holidays. (Positively Naperville)

November 08, 2018

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Learn ways to recognize diabetes, better understand your family history, and spread awareness.

November 07, 2018

Could eSports Be Your Child’s Future?

The YMCA of Metro Chicago is partnering with I Play Games! to offer parent workshops that will present the facts and benefits of eSports.

November 01, 2018

How One Child’s Book Helped My Son Overcome Bullying and Gain Confidence

A Channel Islands YMCA employee shares how the YMCA of Metro Chicago's anti-bias literacy approach helped her 5-year-old son overcome bullying and learn to be proud of himself.

October 31, 2018

The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner Raises More Than $1 Million for the 5th Consecutive Year

More than 400 enthusiastic supporters came together for the fifth annual The Y. So Much More™ Recognition Dinner on October 25, raising more than $1.3 million for Chicago children and families - a record-breaking year.

October 29, 2018

National Make a Difference Day

On Make a Difference Day 2018, we’d like to emphasize the importance of giving back and share a few steps you can take to get involved!

October 27, 2018

CPS Students Have a Week to Remember at YMCA Camp MacLean

For over 6 years, the Y’s Community Schools initiative has enabled more than 100 Chicago Public Schools students to experience the outdoors at YMCA Camp MacLean.

October 25, 2018

Basketball got it’s start at the YMCA, and so can your child!

The NBA season is officially here again - and it’s all thanks to the YMCA! Few people realize that without the YMCA, basketball wouldn't even exist. America’s second favorite sport has come a long way since its invention in 1891 at a Y center in Springfield, Missouri, but the YMCA's contributions to the sport didn't stop there...

October 24, 2018

October is Family Health Month

October is Family Health Month and it is the perfect time to make lasting and meaningful lifestyle changes that will benefit your entire family! Here are a few ways to improve your family’s health.

October 24, 2018

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