We Achieve Our Purpose One Person at a Time
The greatest source of energy for the YMCA is our people. Our teams contribute to the advancement of the YMCA's national vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities. Guided daily by the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, and the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s specific values of Agility, Purposeful, Learning and (what we like to call) “Yes,” our staff continuously creates an environment where everyone aspires to be their best.
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Our YMCA of Metro Chicago Values
Our values are the fundamental beliefs that dictate our actions and work in Chicago. These are the specific YMCA of Metro Chicago values that guide our every day:
- Yes — because “no” is never an option!
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Our National Values
The work we do in Chicago is just one piece of a bigger, nationwide whole! Across the United States, every YMCA operates on the values: Caring, Honest, Respect, and Responsibility.