A Mission-Based Organization
The Y is dedicated to providing comprehensive programs and services that enrich communities — and all of the people who live in them — across the country in fulfillment of our mission.
Guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y is dedicated to giving people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.
Who We Are
As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities learn, grow and thrive, the Y is dedicated to inspiring positive change near and far.
As a global organization, the Y's impact is both far-reaching and long-lasting, from influencing our nation’s culture to creating the next generation of changemakers. With programs and initiatives designed to bring people together and inspire positive change, we strive to make an impact across the country — and the world.
Founded in 1844, the Y has grown into one of the largest organizations focused on strengthening communities, serving more than 64 million people in 120 countries. Across the globe, Ys respond to community needs with programs and services that empower all people to reach their full potential with dignity.
What We Do
We believe that everyone — no matter who they are or where they’re from — deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of ensuring people and communities thrive.