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YMCA Recognized by NBC5 for ‘Making a Difference’

NBC5 Chicago recognized Fran Bell, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion, and the YMCA of Metro Chicago, during its ?Making a Difference? campaign.

May 02, 2014

Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program Featured on WGN Radio Show

WGN Radio morning drive host Steve Cochran interviewed Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of the YMCA?s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program.

May 02, 2014

YMCA Salutes our Military: ASYMCA

We come together as a nation each May to recognize, thank and remember the military service members who selflessly protect our nation.

May 02, 2014

From the Pool to the Beach: 5 Water Safety Tips for Your Summer

May is Water Safety Month, and the Y recommends children and adults practice the following safety tips to help ensure a safe and fun summer.

May 02, 2014

Making Time For Exercise

Women can often get caught up in taking care of everything and every one around them. This article helps you see the risks and why it is important to make time for exercise everyday.

May 01, 2014

It’s Good to Belong

May 01, 2014

NBA Cares teams up with the Y in support of Healthy Kids Day

Listen in as NBA legend and father, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, encourages kids and families to be active and participate in the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day.

April 24, 2014

YMCA’s Upcoming Healthy Kids Day Featured on ABC News.

ABC News features all the fun planned for this weekend's Healthy Kids Day events taking place at YMCA's across the Chicagoland area.

April 21, 2014

Youth express their experiences with violence and hopes for change through art at YSVP

The Y?s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) program hosted a youth-led art opening in their Pilsen headquarters on Friday, April 4, 2014

April 15, 2014

Youth Violence Prevention Week: YMCA’s stance against violence in Chicago starts with our youth

YMCA Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Co-Directors Eddie Bocanegra and Ryan Lugalia-Hollon work together to develop programs promoting peace and conflict resolution across the Association.

April 11, 2014

5 Healthy Ways to Reduce Stress

Got stress? Chances are, you do. It?s the kind of anxiety that builds up from workloads, family obligations, chores and household duties...

April 01, 2014

Member Profile: Biko, Katie and Kitty from the South Side YMCA

September 11, 2013

Member Profile: Keeley Sorokti from the Irving Park YMCA

September 11, 2013

Member Profile: Adrienne and Jon Parsons from the Fry Family YMCA

September 11, 2013

Member Profile: Rick Swanek from the Elmhurst YMCA

September 11, 2013

Member Profile: Luz Ciupeiu from the Lattof YMCA

September 11, 2013

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