Mission in Motion


In 2013, the YMCA of Metro Chicago changed our mission to reflect the far-reaching impact of our programs and services in building stronger and healthier communities. We envisioned more vibrant and compassionate neighborhoods where the Y is seen as an essential leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family.

To achieve this, we adopted a bold Strategic Plan that positioned our 23 centers, five camps and hundreds of extension sites to meet the changing needs of the more than 200,000 members we serve every year. We also reshaped the focus of our programs and services and established a Learning & Evaluation department to advance four key mission anchors: academic readiness, character development, violence prevention and fitness and healthy living.

In this report, we share stories of our mission in motion and introduce you to just a few individuals whose lives you helped transform:

Your partnership makes all this and so much more possible. We hope you enjoy reading about the difference your support is making in the lives of children, individuals and families in the community. When you join the Y, you become part of something big.

Thank you for making 2013 an amazing year.


Richard H. Malone
President and CEO

Peter B. McNitt
Chairman of the Board