Cause & Mission

At the YMCA, we know that lasting personal and social change comes when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening our community — in mind, body and spirit — is our cause.  Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure everyone has the opportunity to be the best they can be.

We are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities through programs that develop values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The YMCA serves all people, regardless of age, religion, gender or financial means and is committed to helping everyone develop a healthy spirit, mind and body.

Strength in numbers

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. In 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise — but also deliver — positive change.

  • We are community centered. We’ve been listening and responding to our communities for more than 160 years.
  • We bring people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • We nurture potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • We have local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to help create lasting, meaningful change.

Whether you choose to give, join, volunteer or share your own experience, we're excited for you to become part of our family.