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Get your early bird discount for Summer Day Camp by May 1!

Spark your child?s curiosity this summer at YMCA summer day camp. We create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. Don't delay?sign your child up for the best summer ever, learn more below and register today!

March 04, 2016

Spring forward—register for our Spring I & II programs today!

Get ready for summer at the Y this spring! From swim lessons, to sports programs, personal training, to summer day camp, we have it all. Spaces are still available in some classes, but are filling fast. Member registration is underway; Non Member registration is March 28. Not a member? Join the Y and save up to 50% off of programs and classes!

March 04, 2016

Get in the game: Sports and Swim programs at the Y

March is a great time to get into some sports or swim programs! From team sports to individual-focused classes, we have plenty to offer during our spring sessions at the Y, sign up today!

March 04, 2016

YSVP Stories: Chaunese Torry

Program Director in South Chicago

March 01, 2016

YSVP Stories: Diana Hernandez

Program director in Humboldt Park and Logan Square

March 01, 2016

YMCA’s Commitment to Safety

We're committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We count on our members, employees and volunteers to let us know if they become aware of any criminal conduct or violations of our Code of Conduct by contacting an executive, department or program director.

March 01, 2016

Tyler Celio wins the Hockey Sportsmanship Award at the 2016 Teen Awards

The 2016 Teen Awards highlight the achievements of the Y?s teen leaders

March 01, 2016

Drake Taulbee wins the Basketball Sportsmanship Award at the 2016 Teen Awards

The 2016 Teen Awards highlight the achievements of the Y?s teen leaders

March 01, 2016

Noah Van Alstyne wins the Swimming Sportsmanship Award at the 2016 Teen Awards

The 2016 Teen Awards highlight the achievements of the Y?s teen leaders

March 01, 2016

Trevon Hamilton wins the Service Award at the 2016 Teen Awards

The 2016 Teen Awards highlight the achievements of the Y?s teen leaders

March 01, 2016

Miguel Arreloa wins the Peace Award at the 2016 Teen Awards

The 2016 Teen Awards highlight the achievements of the Y?s teen leaders

March 01, 2016

Noah Bakr wins Teen-of-the-Year at the 2016 Teen Awards

The 2016 Teen Awards highlight the achievements of the Y?s teen leaders

March 01, 2016

Elijah Joiner wins Teen-of-the-Year at the 2016 Teen Awards

The 2016 Teen Awards highlight the achievements of the Y?s teen leaders

March 01, 2016

YMCA Community Schools Present 5th Annual Dance-Off at the Chicago Cultural Center

Third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders from the Y?s Community Schools debuted their dancing skills at the fifth annual Chicago Public Schools student Dance-Off, held on Feb. 18 at the Chicago Cultural Center.

February 25, 2016

International Space Station research advances heart health on Earth

Have you ever wondered how astronauts stay strong and fit in zero gravity?

February 15, 2016

Back 2 School Illinois Helps YMCA Families Start The School Year Right

On August 9, 2016, Back to School Illinois donated 14,000 school supply kits for students from low-income families during its annual distribution day.

February 10, 2016

How to stay heart-healthy at every age

Heart disease claims the lives of 1 in 4 Americans every year. Educate yourself and your family on the preventative measures and healthy habits that you can practice through every stage of life.

February 08, 2016

Vocalo’s The Barber Shop Show talks with the Y’s Story Squad about community violence

Story Squad participants Brian, Daniel, Jaime and Kevon joined WBEZ's Richard Steele on The Barber Shop Show to share their personal audio stories and how self-expression helps them to reconnect with their families and strengthen their communities.

February 02, 2016

YSVP Stories: Meg Helder

Director of Program Operations

February 01, 2016

Member Spotlight - Meet Surabhi & Reshmal

Surabhi and Reshmal have been members of the Foglia Family YMCA for nearly a decade! They enjoy attending BODYPUMP and yoga classes together.

February 01, 2016

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