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.
January 01, 2018 — Anyone interested in the member referral program, and needs to find a connection is encouraged to use the hashtag #ShareTheY on social media to connect with each other.
November 01, 2017 — George E. Hood, world record holder of the Plank, joins the Indian Boundary YMCA as Fitness Director.
October 19, 2017 — The Foglia YMCA and Live4Lali are teaming up to present: An Opioid & Substance Use Community Forum - a panel discussion on the epidemic sweeping our communities. Lake Zurich, IL.
April 24, 2017 — YMCA of Metro Chicago centers across Chicagoland are hosting the 26th annual Healthy Kids Day ?, the Y?s national initiative and free community event to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.
December 08, 2016 — On Saturday, December 10, the YMCA of Metro Chicago will hold a recognition ceremony for graduates of its Urban Warriors youth mentoring program. The 46 youth are being recognized for completing a 16-week structured curriculum in partnership with military veterans who have served as their mentors throughout the process.
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.
December 19, 2017
The Fry Family YMCA and Mayor Steve Chirico welcomed the community a holiday tradition. (Naperville Community Television)
December 11, 2017
More than 200 YMCA members, community leaders and nonprofit partners attended the Sage YMCA’s Holiday Inspirational Community Breakfast. (Northwest Herald)
November 15, 2017
Morning Shift sits down with Chico Tillmon, executive director of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention at the YMCA, veteran mentor Karen Hernandez, and Taina Ocasio, a teen participant in the program.
October 26, 2017
The 2017 The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner was emceed by Judy Hsu. (ABC7)
October 26, 2017
The Foglia YMCA and Live4Lali hosted a substance abuse awareness event to address the opioid epidemic. (Lake County News-Sun)
October 09, 2017
Columnist Sue Ontiveros, long-time YMCA member reflects on the closing of the South Chicago YMCA center. (Chicago Sun-Times)
September 07, 2017
The South Chicago YMCA is closing its doors after serving the neighborhood near 91st and Commercial for more than 90 years. (ABC 7)
September 06, 2017
The South Chicago YMCA at 3039 E. 91st St., will shut its doors Oct. 31, due to budget constraints that have forced a system-wide reassessment by the YMCA of Metro Chicago. (Chicago Sun-Times)
August 08, 2017
These veterans are mentoring young people in Chicago to help them cope with neighborhood violence. (NowThis)
July 26, 2017
The McCormick YMCA expansion broke ground Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The facility will accommodate the community with much-needed pools and swimming lessons. (DNAInfo, Chicago Tribune)
July 24, 2017
Lesle Honore, Director of Youth Enrichment at Rauner Family YMCA inspires children through creative projects. (New York Times)
July 06, 2017
McCormick YMCA of Metro Chicago makes a community garden available to low income children and families. (NBC Chicago)
June 20, 2017
Adults prepare for the swim season at the South Side YMCA of Metro Chicago by taking adult swim lessons. (Chicago Tribune)
May 23, 2017
Keep your children safe in and around water with these tips and YMCA swim lessons.
May 04, 2017
Cook County State prosecutors sat down with students from YMCA community schools to discuss the dangers of technology and promote cyber safety. (Cook County State's Attorney's Office)
May 02, 2017
Kid-friendly activities taught children about healthy choices at the Kroehler Family YMCA on Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Naperville Sun)
March 22, 2017
New Legislation, introduced Monday, March 19, 2017 by Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Danny Davis, could provide training for people who work closely with children to identify and address trauma. (Chicago Sun-Times)
March 20, 2017
Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Danny Davis unveiled the Trauma Informed Care for Children and Families Act on Monday, March 19, 2017. (Chicago Defender)