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8 Benefits of Swimming All Year Long

Whether you feel the heat of the sun or the chill of a snow flurry, an indoor pool means that you can swim no matter the weather report. Here are eight reasons why, even in the coldest months, it’s always the perfect time to sign up your child for swim lessons.

February 14, 2019

boGO BULLS! A special offer from the Chicago Bulls…

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

February 01, 2019

Is your child truly prepared to succeed?

Find out at our screening of Most Likely to Succeed, a feature-length documentary that examines the history of education in the United States and reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world.

January 29, 2019

Deloitte Employees Host Book Drive and Donate Them Back to YMCA Children

Looking for ways to give back to your community? The Y offers a variety of volunteer opportunities!

January 29, 2019

Y’s Early Learning Team Brings Their Voice to National Conversations

January 24, 2019

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Visits Kelly Hall YMCA

On January 9, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart visited the Kelly Hall YMCA and spoke to leadership about potential partnerships with the Sheriff's Office.

January 10, 2019

YMCA representatives attend Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s in-district inauguration

On January 7, YMCA representatives were invited to Congresswoman Robin Kelly's in-district inauguration to the 116th Congress. Congresswoman Kelly is a longtime supporter of the YMCA.

January 09, 2019

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.

January 01, 2019

Y Adventure Guides strengthens Banas family’s bonds

Ken Banas credits his children’s sense of confidence and ability to think about nature differently to the Y's Adventure Guides program. He recommends that all fathers take advantage of the experiences offered by the program, which helps foster their children’s growth and understanding of the world.

January 01, 2019

Join the Y - Because we believe in leveling up!

During the month of January, we're WAIVING our joiner fee for anyone who wishes to join the Y. This limited-time offer can save new members up to $109 upon joining - act fast, because this offer won't last!

January 01, 2019

Happy New Year!

Check out these easy-to-maintain New Year's Resolutions - sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. Let us help you make 2019 your best year yet!

December 27, 2018

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

YMCA Comments on Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule

The YMCA of Metro Chicago has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in opposition of the proposed changes to the public charge rules because of the far-reaching, negative impact they would have on the immigrant families we serve.

December 10, 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

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

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