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YMCA’s School Days Out Garners Major Media Coverage

YMCA's ?School Days Out? offered healthy activities, homework support and snacks for children at nine centers in the city and suburbs during January's deep freeze.

January 08, 2015

Mission in Action: Mentoring Potential

At the Y, we believe a positive mentor and opportunities to give back to one?s community can change the course of a young person?s life. This is why, for this year?s Martin Luther King?s Day of Service on Monday, January 19, we are integrating a special activity for all of the children attending our 22 YMCA branches School Days Out Program.

December 29, 2014

In 2015 Transform Yourself—Transform Your Community!

With the beginning of each year, we get the opportunity to start fresh and set our sights on more?more focus on our health, more time with our families, more chances to learn and more support for our neighbors. Setting New Year?s resolutions is easy, but seeing them through can be challenging.

December 29, 2014

Making a Difference: A Personal Reflection by Audrey Jacobs

I started working at the YMCA in 1998 as an employment trainer in the Y Alliance Workforce Development programs. I changed careers because I wanted to make a difference in my community.

December 22, 2014

YMCA and McHenry County Community Celebrate the Sage YMCA Grand Reveal

On December 19, hundreds gathered to celebrate the Grand Reveal of the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake. The new Sage Y triples the size of the former McHenry County YMCA with a 42,000 square-foot expansion.

December 20, 2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Volunteers Give Back at Kelly Hall YMCA

Approximately 300 families from underserved neighborhoods received fresh produce and grocery staples at Kelly Hall YMCA this month.

December 08, 2014

Naperville YMCAs Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast a Great Success!

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast. This year's event was extra special as we commemorated Mayor A. George Pradel's year's of service as Naperville's 40th Mayor.

December 05, 2014

ActivTrax no longer offered after January 31, 2015

Members, please be aware that we will not be offering ActivTrax at our center after January 31, 2015.

December 01, 2014

There is still time to register for our Winter Program Session!

Keep you and your family active and healthy this Winter. Register for a Winter Session class at the Y today!

November 26, 2014

Scott Lorenz Appointed Senior Vice President of Mission Advancement

Scott Lorenz has joined the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago as senior vice president overseeing Mission Advancement. He will oversee the strategy of philanthropy initiatives to advance the YMCA's strategic vision for a lasting impact in Chicago.

November 24, 2014

Local and resident winter break camp options for you and your family

As a leading nonprofit for youth development, the Y offers transformational programs year-round that nurture the well-being and potential of every child and teen, helping them discover who they are and what they can achieve in school and in life.

November 20, 2014

Relax and Enjoy the Holidays

The holiday season is a time filled with fun and excitement, but the joy can sometimes be trumped by feelings of anxiety and stress as our schedules fill up, our bank accounts become strained and our to-do lists grow long.

November 20, 2014

Honor Veterans’ Experiences by Valuing Them

YMCA of Metro Chicago CEO, Richard Malone, reflects on the similarities between the battlefields of war and the battlefields here in Chicago

November 10, 2014

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago 2014 Recognition Dinner Raises $1.1 million

The YMCA of Metro Chicago hosted the inaugural ?The Y. So Much More.? Recognition Dinner on October 29, to celebrate the Y?s impact on children, families and neighborhoods across the community, and thank the supporters whose contributions make it possible.

October 30, 2014

Building Bridges: Diversity Awareness Month

At the Y, we know our communities are strongest when everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential and contribute their talents for the greater good.

October 02, 2014

8 ways for Parents to Prevent CyberBullying

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and a good time for families to discuss safe ways to use technology and prevent cyberbullying. Here are a few tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to get you started.

October 02, 2014

American Graduate Day 2014

On September 27, the Y's Achievers program was featured on WTTW's American Graduate Day, a seven-hour mulitmedia event that highlighted the people and organizations that are encouraging students to commit to staying on a path to high school graduation.

September 26, 2014

South Side Renovation Reveal - September 4, 2014

On Thursday, September 4, the South Side YMCA celebrated the grand unveiling of a $3.6 million renovation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

September 09, 2014

Dodgeball Tournaments at the YMCA!

Join us for Second Saturday Dodgeball Tournaments at of one or participating YMCA membership center!

September 03, 2014

Improving our communities, together

You could WIN the funding to bring a community project to life. Enter your idea?big or small?in My Fresh Page Project and invite your friends, family and neighbors to vote for it every day. Your project could win $500-$5,000!

August 29, 2014

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