We Invest to Create Lasting Impact
We are thrilled to report that 2021 was yet another impactful year for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago! It is with great pride that we share some of our most exciting highlights, and the generosity we have received.
Investing in Youth Through Community Sports
At the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, we recognize that collaborations are the cornerstone of our success. In 2021, we turned a partnership between the YMCA of the USA and Wilson Sporting Goods into a once-in-a-lifetime enriching sporting experience for local youth.
Investing in Our Communities
Renewing its commitment to youth and families in Little Village and Pilsen marked one of the ways in which the Y is addressing inequity in our communities.
Investing In Our Youngest Learners
At the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, we invest in our community’s kids early on and provide the nurturing, attentive care infants and toddlers need to reach their full potential.
Investing in Unforgettable Experiences
Last summer, we adapted to the challenges of a changing world to make summer magic happen for our community’s kids.
Investing in Tomorrow’s Movers, Makers, and Leaders
With program sites at local Y centers and schools, we provide reliable, enriching before- and after-school programming to school-aged youth throughout Chicagoland.
Investing In Our People, Programs, and Places
When philanthropist MacKenzie Scott selected the Y as one of 384 organizations receiving a philanthropic gift, it was seen as a strong affirmation of our work.
Investing in Safer Communities
The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative (YSVP) operates on one driving principle: healing is prevention.
Investing In Our Communities’ Health and Wellbeing
In 2021, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago hosted 30 vaccination clinics, helping to administer more than 1,820 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Investing in Digital Access and Literacy
As the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago continues to evolve in tandem with our changing world, we’re finding exciting ways to incorporate digital wellness into our mission.
Investing in What Can Be
Last October, hundreds of community partners across the Chicagoland area demonstrated their passion for the Y’s work by investing in what can be at the Association’s Annual Recognition Dinner, presented by BMO Harris Bank