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Advancing Equity for All

Advancing Equity for All


The Y’s purpose is to strengthen communities, and fundamentally, strong communities are equitable communities. Learn how the Y advances equity by providing programs and services that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility through an ongoing conversation with the people who make it happen.

There’s No Vaccine for Hunger

By Stacey McDaniel, Manager, Movement Engagement, Innovative Priorities and Food Programs, YMCA of the USA

A continual process of ensuring that every individual has the access and opportunity they need to thrive, and are not at a disadvantage from achieving their potential because of their background, identity or social position.

The Y's Definition of Equity