All Are Welcome

"We come together from everywhere, and we come together like this."

ELESAIR and NAWC Programs, West Side YMCA (New York, NY) Quote by NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal (Photo by Arthur Ram)

Submit Your Photos

Find Your Y

From the Ground Up

We're More than a Place

We are committed to supporting our neighbors and to our ability to mobilize people to make positive change right where they live. We're proud to be part of it all.

Learn more.


 

News From the Y

YMCA of the USA Names New President and CEO

YMCA of the USA, the national office of the 2,700 YMCAs in the U.S., has named Kevin Washington as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 1, 2015. 
Read more.

Missoula Y Supports Sister Y in Sierra Leone during Ebola Outbreak

In response to the Ebola outbreak, Missoula YMCA partners with Sierra Leone YMCA in raising awareness and distributing basic, life-saving sanitation supplies.
NPR

YMCA Collects Uniforms, Shoes for Families in Need

As part of a commuity initiative to give back, the Weston YMCA organized a clothing drive, bringing more than 300 school uniforms and shoes to families in need.
Sun-Sentinel.com

YMCA Hands Out 1,200 Boxes of School Supplies

The Kishwaukee Family YMCA recently distributed 1,200 boxes of school supplies to provide the tools children need to succeed in the classroom. 
MidweekNews.com

YMCA Garden Feeds Bodies and Souls

One YMCA garden is making an impact in residents' lives, providing nutritious produce in an area where it's scarce.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

YMCA Distributes 8,000 Back-to-School Backpacks in Lexington

The YMCA of Central Kentucky sponsored 18 Back to School Rallies around Lexington simultaneously, distributing an estimated 8,000 backpacks with paper, notebooks and other materials needed for the school year.
Kentucky.com

Blog Feed

The Trouble with Assumptions

(photo credit: Thinkstock/Collection: iStock)

As I walked into the mom’s group I attend twice a month, I noticed there was a new mom at the refreshment table. After talking for a few minutes, she told the rest of us that she was the mother of a 6-week-old. She looked amazing! She had a flat stomach and far less eye bags than I remembered having. [Insert jealousy here.] "You don't look like you just had a baby!" I exclaimed. more

How Far Can You Run at Marathon WR Pace?

How long can you maintain 4:41 mile pace? (photo credit: Thinkstock/iStock)

On Sunday Dennis Kimetto ran a historic record-breaking performance of 2:02:57 at the Berlin Marathon. How fast is that? It's faster than most people in the world can run a single lap around a track. more

Being Community

Do you want to be a guest blogger like Sean? Take this brief survey to tell us what's on your mind. 

You have a voice. And so does Sean. This is his Y. His words. His story.

Several weeks ago while sitting at the dining room table eating my oatmeal breakfast I noticed a dry oat slowly moving across the kitchen floor.  Intrigued by the magically moving oat I got down on my hands and knees to offer a closer inspection only to find that this mysterious oat was being carried by a very small and very strong ant.  My usual inclination would be to assist this ant in transitioning to the here after but warding off my temptation to help was the great lesson the ant was teaching me about who we need to be in community in order to see change in our community.  more

Copyright © 2014 YMCA of the USA. All rights reserved.
The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.