Empowering Change Every Single Day
The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other every single day. We empower our youth and families to connect with their lawmakers on issues impacting their daily lives. We work with like-minded community partners. We facilitate conversations between community leaders and YMCA staff. When all these efforts combine, we create a more equitable Chicagoland!
Former President Obama with teens at South Side YMCA
Join the YMCA Advocacy Network!
When you advocate with the YMCA, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change for your family and your community. Would you like to stay in contact with your elected officials on YMCA issues? Join our network to receive action alerts and make your voice heard!
Teens at the Capitol in Washington DC
Our Legislative Priorities
Every year, the YMCA of the USA drafts legislative priorities for the U.S. Congress. The YMCA’s Legislative Priorities enable YMCAs nationwide to provide quality services in communities that need us most. Please share these with your local members of Congress and Illinois General Assembly members to further our mission.