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Metro YMCA News

YSVP Stories: Art Guerrero

Program Director in Pilsen and Little Village

February 01, 2016

7 Days, 7 Ways Families Can Stay Active and Healthy Together this Winter

Change your plans, change your life. Here are seven ways to spend more time with your family this winter while staying active and getting healthier in the process.

January 28, 2016

NPR’s All Things Considered draws national attention to Urban Warriors

Audie Cornish, host of All Things Considered, visited the Kelly Hall YMCA to share how military veterans and Y outreach workers are building stable communities for young people in Chicago?s most underserved neighborhoods through Urban Warriors.

January 26, 2016

Member Spotlight - Meet Kathy Braun

A lifelong Y member reflects on her decades in the pool.

January 18, 2016

Member Spotlight - Meet Emily Schwanderlik

The Y?s sports leagues and swim lessons were keeping Emily Schwanderlik?s kids active, but she found herself unable to keep up from the sidelines. So, she joined them!

January 11, 2016

Winter Session is here! Sign up for a program today!

Start the new year off right at the Y! Register for Winter and Spring programs, specialty fitness classes and personal training today. Members receive program discounts and enjoy priority registration!

January 06, 2016

Pro Tips: How are YMCA trainers beating the winter blues?

If you?re bored of your routine workout, learn this secret from some of our fitness directors and instructors within the Y. Learn more here and don?t forget to take advantage of our FREE Fitness Consultations!

January 02, 2016

YSVP Stories: Bobby Acuna

Outreach Worker in Pilsen and Little Village

January 01, 2016

YSVP Stories: John Vergara

Outreach Worker in Humboldt Park and Logan Square

January 01, 2016

YSVP Stories: Justin Wilford

Outreach Worker in South Chicago

January 01, 2016

Urban Warriors Recognition Ceremony celebrates the strength and resilience of youth

On Dec. 19, more than 100 people gathered at Bernhard Moos Elementary School to celebrate 22 youth from Humboldt Park and Little Village/Pilsen for completing the Urban Warriors program.

December 28, 2015

Is your fitness resolution an empty promise? Let’s change that.

With 2016 on the horizon, will we set the same goals for ourselves in the new year? More importantly, will we be any more likely to achieve them?

December 28, 2015

How to decide if joining a gym is right for you

Be honest: have you stuck to the workout plan you set for yourself back in January?

December 23, 2015

Member Spotlight - Meet Ami Trosley

?I love Y MaxTraining ? because it is a road map for success and your Y Max trainer is your navigator. I think a lot of people who need to lose weight know what they NEED to do, but it's hard to be both navigator and driver on a long trip!?

December 21, 2015

Y Achievers program cultivates youth for success in college and life

The Achievers is one of the Y?s premier youth development programs focusing on the academic, personal, and career advancement of urban youth.

December 18, 2015

YSVP’s Story Squad Showcase supports family healing and community conversations

The YMCA of Metro Chicago?s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program (YSVP) proudly presented the latest installments of the Story Squad album series at a community event on Dec. 5. Community members, family and friends packed the YSVP headquarters in Pilsen to support young artists from the Little Village, Pilsen and South Chicago neighborhoods.

December 16, 2015

Winter Break Camp at the Y

When schools are closed for the winter break, structured activities and child care programs help to keep your child safe, engaged, and learning. Register your child today for School Days Out!

December 07, 2015

YMCA of Metro Chicago applauds Governor Rauner and legislative leaders support of CCAP

Working families who rely on the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to help support and improve the quality of life for their families are well-served by the compromise reached between Governor Rauner and legislative leaders.

November 09, 2015

Diabetes prevention: 3 healthy lifestyle habits for your family

Do you know what could put you and your family at risk for diabetes? In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, the American Diabetes Association shares tips on how to decrease developing the disease while obtaining a healthy lifestyle.

November 04, 2015

The Y. So Much More™ 2015 Recognition Dinner raises $1 million for children and families

More than 450 attendees came together on Oct. 29 to support the YMCA of Metro Chicago's mission throughout our world-class city and suburbs.

November 02, 2015

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