Community Impact Is Our Priority
Become a YMCA Advocate
When you advocate with the YMCA, you bring about lasting change in your community. Each year, we draft legislative priorities for the US Congress in order to provide services nationwide. Join our network to receive action alerts from your elected officials and make your voice heard.
We Make Annual Change
Thanks to the dedication of community partners and generous donors, we are able to create a better community each and every year. Last year, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago hosted thirty COVID-19 vaccination clinics, sponsored a sports experience through our partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods, provided enriching before and after school programming and much more. Learn about how our programs and initiatives make a difference on a yearly basis throughout the community.
Increasing Health Equity
We have teamed up with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates across the city. We will work to understand disparities in vaccination information and increase vaccine access to help protect more members of our community. Contact us to learn more about our resource network and community health navigation programs.
The Y Embarks on Increasing Food Security
The YMCA of Metro Chicago has enacted several efforts to provide meals and fresh produce to those within their programs and throughout the community.