Kelly Hall YMCA


Kelly Hall YMCA

As a nonprofit organization committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Kelly Hall YMCA has been proud to serve our neighbors in Humboldt Park and Garfield Park since 2009.

The Kelly Hall YMCA strengthens bodies, minds and communities through programs and services that keep youth and families safe and motivated to succeed. Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our staff, volunteers, members, program participants, donors, friends and community partners to make a lifesaving difference. Kelly Hall YMCA is a community haven where people of all ages, interests and abilities are able to build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits, and discover their full potential.

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Future Leaders Luncheon

Thursday, November 15, 2018
MidAmerica Club | Aon Building, 80th Floor
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

The Kelly Hall YMCA’s 7th annual Future Leaders Luncheon will raise awareness and funds for the Y’s life-changing programs in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. We rely on this event to provide financial assistance to youth and families year round so they can attend Y programs at no cost. The luncheon will highlight the Y’s determination to support all community members and disrupt the cycle of poverty and its negative effects on our community.

We look forward to welcoming Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart as this year’s keynote speaker. Sheriff Dart has been a wonderful advocate for the Kelly Hall YMCA, and for Chicago youth across the city.

For more information
Jane Bowers

Halloween at the Y

Friday, October 26, 2018
Kelly Hall YMCA  |  824 N. Hamlin Ave.
6-8 p.m.

"Creep" it real this Halloween and join the Kelly Hall YMCA for a frighteningly fun-filled variety of Halloween-themed activities, including:

  • Haunted House
  • Carnival Games
  • Spooky Snacks
  • Selfie Station
  • and MUCH MORE!

This year's theme? Stickers! Each child will receive an "activity passport" and earn a sticker for each fun activity they complete. The goal is to collect all 6 stickers by the end of the evening - it's guaranteed to be a "spooktacular" time!

This event is FREE to the community.

For more information, please contact Comenecia or call 773.866.1220.

We're a community dedicated to youth and families.

As a nonprofit organization committed to academic readiness, character development, youth safety and violence prevention and fitness and healthy living, the Kelly Hall YMCA has been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive since 2009.

Between the after school programs which keep children and youth safely off the streets, the hot nutritious meals enjoyed by all and activities like magazine publishing that teach real life job skills, the Kelly Hall YMCA strengthens bodies, minds and communities.

Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, program participants and staff to make a difference. Kelly Hall YMCA proudly serves the community of West Humboldt Park where today for more than 1,700 program participants make the Kelly Hall YMCA their second home. Kelly Hall provides local children and families the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, and where people of all ages, interests and abilities can build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits.

Kelly Hall Needs Your Help Now More Than Ever
The lives of many at-risk youth and their families depends on it.

Donate today

Read more:
The 2017 Kelly Hall YMCA “Future Leaders Luncheon” Raises More Than $160,000

Life Enhancing Programs A Revitalized Facility
  • Youth sports
  • Day camp
  • Youth development programs
  • Family nights
  • Computer classes
  • Parenting and health workshops
  • Senior activities
  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness center
  • Technology center
  • Food pantry
  • Youth/teen lounge
  • Community room
  • Mentoring

Urban Warriors at Kelly Hall YMCA

Urban Warriors is a program of the YMCA of Metro Chicago's Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative (YSVP). Urban Warriors provides a structured curriculum-based program that pairs experienced veterans with youth exposed to violence in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods. These two groups share common life experiences–surviving in hostile environments and striving to cope. Together they discuss and process their experiences with violence, develop and share coping skills, and identify the strengths they have developed and how they can channel them to benefit their communities. This trauma-informed approach fosters a unique supportive relationship between military veterans and youth. Urban Warriors reduces the traumatic effects of violence on “American child soldiers” and supports youth participants through 16 weeks of structured programming. Sessions are facilitated by military veterans who are trained and supported by YSVP staff. The curriculum consists of 5 thematic areas: belonging, positive identity development, cognitive restructuring, coping, and community engagement.

The Urban Warriors program is at Kelly Hall YMCA every saturday from 9am -1:30pm, for more information about the Urban Warriors and/or YSVP follow the link.

Event Calendar

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Meet Comenecia O’Neal, Mentor and Mother to YMCA Youth

As the Day Camp Director and Teen Reach Coordinator at the Kelly Hall YMCA in Humboldt Park, Comenecia O’Neal partners with community organizations for youth service learning projects, plans lessons and activities, and takes youth on college tours. However, one part of her daily ventures truly stands out to those who know her and the youth she serves: being a mother figure.

Read more about Comenecia O'neal's story.