News & Events


West Communities Y Ready to Help Parents If CPS Teachers Strike

Register your child today. Space is limited.

September 30, 2016

Winter Swim lessons at West Communities Y

Join us for swimming during the Winter months!

November 30, 2018

Winter Break Camp at Rauner Family YMCA

Our School Days Out program provides your child a fun, safe and activity-packed option when school's on break!

November 30, 2018

Winter Holiday Hours

See our Christmas and New Year's updates here:

November 30, 2018

Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Updates this month!

Join us for these Fall programs you don't want to miss!

November 01, 2018

We’re Hiring!

Would you like to make a difference? We're hiring!

October 02, 2018

Celebrate Spooky Season with the YMCA!

Join us for our frighteningly fun-filled Halloween celebration on Friday, October 26th, from 5-7pm. Our Halloween event is open to both members and non-members alike, so bring the whole family and enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed activities - it's guaranteed to be a "spooktacular" time!

October 01, 2018

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the West Communities YMCA: Friday, April 20, 2018

Join us from 4 to 6 p.m for fun, family-friendly activities. As always, Healthy Kids Day is 100% free and open to the public!

April 04, 2018

From the YMCA to the Sweet Sixteen

How Loyola Chicago basketball star Lucas Williamson learned the value of teamwork at a Chicago YMCA.

March 21, 2018

Community Schools Students Swim Toward Success at the West Communities YMCA

The West Communities YMCA helps children from low-income families living in the Southwest side of Chicago receive free instruction through the Y's Community Schools Initiative (Y-CSI).

August 01, 2017

With Your Help, We’re Making the West Communities Y Even Better

To continue improving our programs and facilities, we sent a survey to a random sampling of members for feedback and suggestions. Today, we?d like to thank those members and share a few steps we?re taking to make the Y even better.

March 02, 2017

Join the West Communities Y for a Back-to-Class Block Party This August

Celebrate the back-to-class season with free, family-friendly games and activities throughout Chicagoland.

July 27, 2016

How to Prepare for Next Week’s #YJumpingJackChallenge

Plus, the health benefits of jumping jacks

April 19, 2016

Introducing SMART START, the YMCA’s new personal fitness plan

Ease yourself into shape, one week at a time

April 11, 2016