Investing in Our Communities
As part of our commitment to remaining a vital community asset and a place of belonging for all families, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago announced in November that health, fitness, and other community programming would resume at the Rauner Family YMCA starting in 2022, after being paused in 2020 due to the pandemic.
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.
The Y is offering complimentary memberships to the Rauner Family YMCA throughout 2022 to ensure that everyone can access the Y’s quality health and wellness programs. Additionally, families and individuals residing in the zip codes 60608, 60623, 60632, and 60609 also have free access to any of the Association’s centers in Chicago and the suburbs. The complimentary memberships will enable local families to access fitness resources and connect with others to maintain wellness in spirit, mind, and body.
“I am so happy the Rauner Family Y is back!” exclaimed Lizette Garcia, a Gage Park resident. “I really loved the fitness classes and can’t wait to do them again. When [my son Andrew] was born, the Y became a huge part of his life, too. During the pandemic, we would ride our bikes to stay active but it doesn’t compare to seeing friends at the Y.”
Our doors are open to all who are looking to join a welcoming, supportive community that offers opportunities to make a real impact on themselves and others.