At the Y, we strive to strengthen Chicago by promoting academic readiness, character development, violence prevention and fitness and healthy living. A crucial part of our mission is keeping the public up to date on our progress and letting them know how they can help.
July 03, 2018 — New state-of-the-art facility offers year-round pool facilities and swim programs for residents of Humboldt Park, Hermosa, Logan Square, Wicker Park.
July 02, 2018 — Fundraising benefits Indian Boundary YMCA and the Y’s Urban Warriors program.
May 09, 2018 — Fundraising benefits Indian Boundary YMCA and the Y’s Urban Warriors program.
April 01, 2018 — Employees at Buehler YMCA save two members' lives by taking immediate and swift action.
March 19, 2018 — When schools close, working parents can rely on the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s School Days Out to keep children active, engaged, and safe.
August 29, 2018
“Is it a war we’re winning? No,” said Almore. “But it’s a war I’m willing to fight.” Mike Almore, YSVP mentor and Senior Outreach Specialist shares why he decided to help youth exposed to violence in Chicago communities. (CBS 2 Chicago)
August 27, 2018
“These kids are over-alert and watching their backs, even when they’re in the safest environments. They try to explain that feeling to other people who don’t get it. But I do.” Julio Cortes, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and mentor.
August 13, 2018
YMCA members and Naperville residents enjoyed a free family event to celebrate the start of the school year at the Kroehler Family YMCA on Friday. (Naperville Sun)
August 10, 2018
Chico Tillmon, Executive Director of the Y’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program shares how fear can prevent individuals from speaking up about a crime in some communities. (CBS 2 Chicago)
August 10, 2018
Students from the YMCA of Metro Chicago gathered at the Back 2 School Illinois distribution to receive school supply kits. (ABC 7)
August 09, 2018
N’Neka Malone, tells Harry Connick Jr. about the Urban Warriors Program, which teaches inner city youth how to cope with their dangerous communities. (Harry T.V. Show)
August 06, 2018
The Lake County Community Foundation recently awarded grants to 15 nonprofit partners working to improve the quality of life for residents. The Foglia YMCA was among the new grantees this year.
July 30, 2018
The playground is open to the community. (Northwest Herald)
July 26, 2018
On National Summer Learning Day, the South Side YMCA was visited by State Representative Barbara Flynn-Currie. (Hyde Park Herald)
July 17, 2018
Volleyball event at the Kelly Hall YMCA works to improve relationship between the community and Chicago Police Officers.
July 13, 2018
Marine vet George E. Hood held a plank for 10 HOURS to break the world record (NowThis, NBC, ABC, Chicago Tribune, Patch)
July 05, 2018
The new additions to the McCormick YMCA has the potential to save lives. (CBS)
June 25, 2018
George Hood, fitness director at Indian Boundary YMCA, attempts to break 2 world records while fundraising for the Y. (Chicago Tribune: Beacon-News)
June 21, 2018
Youth from the Y’s Story Squad were empowered to share their experiences in front of friends, family, and the community at the Story Squad Showcase event. (The Chicago Citizen)
June 06, 2018
Fresenius Medical Care Foundation donated $50,000 to YMCA of Metro Chicago’s summer camp program. (Kidney News)
May 31, 2018
The YMCA Center hosted Kim Foxx for the fourth event in our YXP: The YMCA Experience series.
May 21, 2018
Six years after a heart transplant, Craig Clark met the recipients of his son’s organs at the Kelly Hall YMCA, and listened to his son's heartbeat once again.
April 02, 2018
Employees and a member at Buehler YMCA in Palatine took turns performing lifesaving CPR cycles on member Greg Sendi. (Daily Herald)
January 01, 2018
The Naperville YMCA's, along with the Naperville Park District, hosted the 34th annual Community Christmas Luncheon at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. (Naperville Sun)
January 01, 2018
The YMCA's Story Squad Showcase featured stories by youth in South Chicago, Little Village/Pilsen and Humboldt Park. The event and the program was covered by the Chicago Tribune.