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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


Boeing Announces $100,000 Grant to Support YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Urban Warriors Program

November 20, 2018 — Renewed grant will support veteran-led mentoring program for Chicago youth from 10 under-resourced communities.

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Kelly Hall YMCA Future Leaders Luncheon Raises More Than $160,000

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.

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The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner Raises More Than $1 Million for the 5th Consecutive Year

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.

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YMCA’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention to Serve Two Additional Chicago Communities

October 04, 2018 — New partnership will offer mental health services to youth, families, staff, and volunteers.

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McCormick YMCA Aquatic Center Now Open

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.

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Recent News & Articles


May 25, 2015

YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs’ Letter to the Editor in Crain’s

In this letter to the editor, YMCA of Metro Chicago and Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago share how programs like Teen REACH are ?must haves? for the long-term success of Illinois.

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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