Strengthening communities with the help of volunteers.

From The Ground Up

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When communities get better, the world gets better. Discover how we positively impact the nation—and how you can help us—one neighborhood at a time.

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Visit any participating Y in the U.S. through membership at your "home" Y so you can reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel.

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Hurricane Dorian brought devastation to the Bahamas, killing dozens and leaving hundreds missing and homeless. YMCA World Service is collecting donations for YMCA of Grand Bahama.

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News From the Y

November 19, 2019

A new survey, commissioned by the YMCA,revealed that an overwhelming majority of young Americans are more likely to be outspoken about the issues they support, while half of the respondents believe they are driving positive change. 

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November 19, 2019

Seven in 10 young Americans work to create positive change on a daily basis, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 Americans (aged 18–38) found that 67 percent believe younger generations are more likely to be outspoken about the issues they support, and half of respondents believe younger generations are actually the ones driving positive change.

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November 15, 2019

AARP highlights classes across the country, including the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, that help adults who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. 

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October 2, 2019

My Y Story. YouTube series strikes viral video gold according to Forbes. Q&A with Y-USA CMO Valerie Waller. 

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September 25, 2019

"My Y Story" uses social media to bring attention to the stories of the Y's most influential alumni. Forbes takes a look. 

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September 23, 2019

Over 700 Ys across the U.S. celebrated Welcoming Week this month--Forbes highlighted some of the exciting events. 

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