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.
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.
February 24, 2018 — Get to know Leaning Tower YMCA's long-time member and new executive director, Karen Dziagwa.
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.
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.
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)