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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.

Recent Press Releases


USMC Veteran and YMCA Fitness Director George Hood to Attempt 2 World Records in 24 Hours

May 09, 2018 — Fundraising benefits Indian Boundary YMCA and the Y’s Urban Warriors program.

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Buehler YMCA Staff Saves Lives

April 01, 2018 — Employees at Buehler YMCA save two members' lives by taking immediate and swift action.

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Keep Your Child Active, Engaged Over Spring Break at Your Local YMCA

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.

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Leaning Tower YMCA Welcomes New Executive Director Karen Dziagwa

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

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Community members can connect and save money with the YMCA of Metro Chicago member referral program

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.

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Recent News & Articles


YMCA in the Chicago Tribune: Philanthropy Not Enough in the Face of State Funding Cuts

May 06, 2015

YMCA in the Chicago Tribune: Philanthropy Not Enough in the Face of State Funding Cuts

The Chicago Tribune interviewed Richard Malone, President and CEO, and Dayshawn Hunt, Teen REACH participant, about the impact of state funding cuts on children and families that rely on essential programs provided by the YMCA.

YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Featured on Chicago Tonight (3/18)

March 19, 2015

YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Featured on Chicago Tonight (3/18)

WTTW-TV featured Urban Warriors, a program of the Y?s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative, on its broadcast of ?Chicago Tonight.?

Basketball Tournament to Recruit Veterans Featured on Extra News

March 12, 2015

Basketball Tournament to Recruit Veterans Featured on Extra News

The YMCA teams up with Chicago Veterans to host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to help recruit veterans for the Y's Urban Warriors program.

American Graduate Day 2014

September 26, 2014

American Graduate Day 2014

On September 27, the Y's Achievers program was featured on WTTW's American Graduate Day, a seven-hour mulitmedia event that highlighted the people and organizations that are encouraging students to commit to staying on a path to high school graduation.

YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Program featured in Chicago Tribune

July 11, 2014

YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Program featured in Chicago Tribune

YMCA program is aimed at helping at-risk youths deal with trauma from violent neighborhoods

Northwest Herald Features Water Safety Tips from Sage YMCA

June 03, 2014

Northwest Herald Features Water Safety Tips from Sage YMCA

For many children and families, summer is the perfect time to spend a fun day at the pool, beach or lake. As the largest operator of swimming pools in the U.S. and a leading provider of swim and water safety programs, the Y believes in the importance of practicing safety tips in and around the water

YMCA’s Upcoming Healthy Kids Day Featured on ABC News.

April 21, 2014

YMCA’s Upcoming Healthy Kids Day Featured on ABC News.

ABC News features all the fun planned for this weekend's Healthy Kids Day events taking place at YMCA's across the Chicagoland area.

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