Kevin Washington

President and CEO, YMCA of the USA

Kevin Washington
Kevin Washington, President and CEO at YMCA

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Kevin Washington became president and CEO of YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) on Feb. 1, 2015. He is the 14th person and first African American to lead the Y Movement in the U.S. A 41-year Y professional, Kevin is a widely-recognized and respected leader in the Movement and has a deep devotion to the Y's mission and core values.

He came to Y-USA from the YMCA of Greater Boston, where he served as president and CEO from 2010 to 2014. There, he expanded membership and access by reducing rates and increasing diversity and engagement among the board of directors to reflect the community more accurately. Mr. Washington also implemented a childhood-education quality initiative that is still benefiting thousands of children and families throughout eastern Massachusetts

To end systemic racism, we all have to be changemakers. We all have a role to play individually and collectively.

Questions for Reflection

Questions for Reflection

  1. Based on what is happening in the country, what are you reflecting on personally?
  2. What feelings do you have about doing work toward unlearning systemic racism? What role can you play in community?

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