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Are You at Risk for Diabetes? Take This Quiz to Find Out.

As diabetes rates continues to rise, few Chicagoans know they're at risk.

November 14, 2017

The 2017 Kelly Hall YMCA “Future Leaders Luncheon” Raises More Than $160,000

All proceeds will provide financial support for youth and families in Chicago's West Humboldt Park neighborhood.

November 13, 2017

Parents, Need Help Over the Holidays? Try the Y’s “School Days Out”

When Chicago Public Schools are closed, working parents can turn to the YMCA of Metro Chicago's School Days Out program to keep children ages 5-12 safe, engaged, and learning.

November 09, 2017

The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner Raises More Than $1 Million for the 4th Consecutive Year

More than 450 attendees gathered to support the YMCA of Metro Chicago's mission and present our awards for leadership, partnership and volunteerism.

November 02, 2017

7 Things To Do With Your Family in Chicago This November

Keep your family active, happy and healthy throughout the month of November, both at the Y and beyond.

November 01, 2017

How A YMCA Volunteer Followed Her Path to Becoming an Executive Director

Erika Wood’s YMCA journey started at an early age.

November 01, 2017

Judy Hsu Hosts YMCA Fundraiser

The 2017 The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner was emceed by Judy Hsu. (ABC7)

October 26, 2017

‘Stigma Keeps People Silenced’: Fighting Substance Abuse and Overdoses One Program at a Time

The Foglia YMCA and Live4Lali hosted a substance abuse awareness event to address the opioid epidemic. (Lake County News-Sun)

October 26, 2017

8 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

The average child eats 7,000 calories and 3 whole cups of sugar every Halloween. Consider a few of these fun and easy alternatives!

October 26, 2017

Why Doctors Should Check Your Child’s Blood Pressure Starting at Age 3

Three out of four children with high blood pressure aren't properly diagnosed. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to prevent kidney disease and other effects.

October 12, 2017

Announcing the Honorees for This Year’s “The Y. So Much More” Recognition Dinner

Join us on October 26 to celebrate these individuals and organizations who've helped the YMCA of Metro Chicago stand the test of time.

October 10, 2017

ONTIVEROS: The heartbreaking loss of the South Chicago YMCA

Columnist Sue Ontiveros, long-time YMCA member reflects on the closing of the South Chicago YMCA center. (Chicago Sun-Times)

October 09, 2017

Carroll-Rosenwald Student Shines Bright

With the help of our after school programs, this student became a young leader.

September 27, 2017

5 Health Tips for Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It's not always about eating less ? sometimes it just means eating (and living) smarter.

September 26, 2017

Don’t Let a Fall Hold You Back

September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Each year on the first day of fall, national organizations from the Falls Free Coalition and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) join together to help raise awareness and prevention of falls.

September 22, 2017

6 Tips for Monitoring the Apps Your Children Use

A guide for parents who are worried about online privacy and cyber-bullying.

September 18, 2017

Join Us in Celebrating Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is September 15-24, 2017. Join us by showing the world that you live in a welcoming community.

September 15, 2017

Why You Should Stand Up, Right Now (And Every 30 Minutes)

A new study suggests an easy way to combat your sedentary office lifestyle.

September 12, 2017

6 Things For Families To Do in Chicago This September

Most of them are 100% free! There's something for everyone this month in every corner of Chicagoland.

September 08, 2017

South Chicago YMCA Closing Doors After 90 Years

The South Chicago YMCA is closing its doors after serving the neighborhood near 91st and Commercial for more than 90 years. (ABC 7)

September 07, 2017

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