The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago gives more than 227,000 individuals and families the support to help them learn, grow, and thrive. Our 27 centers, five resident camps, and dozens of extension sites promote academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living through a variety of programs and services. Our impact is felt every day when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good.
November 20, 2018 — Renewed grant will support veteran-led mentoring program for Chicago youth from 10 under-resourced communities.
November 19, 2018 — For the second year in a row, the Kelly Hall Future Leaders Luncheon raised more than $160,000 to benefit youth and families in the West Humboldt Park community.
November 01, 2018 — More than 400 enthusiastic supporters came together for the fifth annual The Y. So Much More™ Recognition Dinner on October 25, raising more than $1.3 million for Chicago children and families - a record-breaking year.
October 04, 2018 — New partnership will offer mental health services to youth, families, staff, and volunteers.
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.
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.
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)
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)