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.
May 06, 2015
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.
March 19, 2015
WTTW-TV featured Urban Warriors, a program of the Y?s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative, on its broadcast of ?Chicago Tonight.?
March 12, 2015
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.
September 26, 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.
July 11, 2014
YMCA program is aimed at helping at-risk youths deal with trauma from violent neighborhoods
June 03, 2014
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
April 21, 2014
ABC News features all the fun planned for this weekend's Healthy Kids Day events taking place at YMCA's across the Chicagoland area.