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About Us


Copley-Price Family YMCA stands for community. As the newest YMCA of San Diego County facility that opened in 2015, Copley-Price Family YMCA serves nearly 14,000 youth, adults and seniors in the mid-city area of San Diego, encompassing the City Heights, Kensington and Talmadge communities. In one year since opening on El Cajon Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue, we are one of the fastest growing and deeply impactful YMCA community centers in the country. We are committed to building a better us through our programs focusing on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

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Our Mission

The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through development of the spirit, mind and body.


We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

Youth Development

With the Y’s help, kids in neighborhoods across San Diego County are more interested in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, kids learn their ABCs, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship, build leadership skills and most importantly, learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Healthy Living

Because the Y is for everyone, we bring together children, adults and families of all abilities like no other organization can. As a result, hundreds of thousands in San Diego County are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Social Responsibility

Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and public and private donors who give to the Y, our community is stronger. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.


In 2010, Robert Price, president of Price Charities, approached the Copley Family YMCA with a vision of a new and expanded YMCA. This Y would serve as a vehicle where people of diverse backgrounds can come together and participate in programs that emphasize youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Price family has dedicated the better part of two decades developing the City Heights community, and in 2009, Price Charities purchased the former site of the Pearson Ford Dealership at El Cajon Blvd. and Fairmount Ave., a 3.7-acre parcel, to build a new 53,000-square-foot YMCA. This larger, more accessible location now offers a state-of-the-art facility that was named Copley-Price Family YMCA in recognition of the major support provided by the Copley and Price families to make this new Y possible.