Mission & History

Our Mission Statement

“To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

Our Cause

  • The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
  • The Y is community centered. For more than 100 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
  • The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Our History

The Y is the organization that…

  • Saw to and met the practical and spiritual needs of young men flocking to London
    during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Has served the military and military families in every U.S. conflict since the Civil War.
  • Inspired the formation of the U.S.O., Peace Corps and Father’s Day.
  • Met immigrants coming off the boats at Ellis Island to offer services and support in making a new life.
  • Began the first night school and English as a Second Language courses.
  • Invented group swimming lessons, basketball, volleyball and racquetball, and
    gave them to the community.
  • Provided quality and affordable child care when women began joining the
    workforce in droves.
  • Began values education at a time of social unrest.

Careers

Strengthen Communities and Change Lives with a Career at the Y Working at the Y gives you the opportunity to strengthen communities and change lives, including your own. No matter...