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to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community.

Little girls in ballet dance class with teacher and arms up


kids put on the path to success
Women in cooking class at YMCA healthy program


New Yorkers improved their health
Volunteer from Turner with child at afterschool program


New Yorkers connected to and engaged in our communities


kids put on the path to success
Young Y staffer high fiving summer campers at YMCA day camp
Youth ages 16-24 employed by the YMCA
Group of teen boys holding railing of Bedstuy YMCA indoor basketball court
of students surveyed showed social-emotional learning growth
Boy jumping rope inside Jamaica YMCA gymnasium during summer camp
Summer campers across five boroughs + upstate
Teen at City Hall during Teens Take the City YMCA event
Students in YMCA teen-focused programs

94% High School Graduation Rate

The Y's teen leadership programs, offered at YMCAs across all five boroughs, had a 94% high school graduation rate in 2018, compared to 75.9% city-wide.


New Yorkers improved their health
Women in water exercise class


People learned to swim and developed water safety skills at the YMCA
Basketball instructor with group of kids


Youth developed healthy habits in Y programs and classes
Senior woman holding dumbells


People took steps to prevent and manage chronic disease through Y programs


New Yorkers connected to and engaged in our communities
Volunteer with summer camper
Volunteers contributed time valued at $1.2M
Sharon Greenberger with Bronx borough president and gentleman
Partnerships with like-minded organizations
Mother and daughter from Annual Campaign 2018
Increased earning potential for families with youth in Y programs
Afterschool counselor with student and homework at Flushing YMCA program
Employees served the NYC community in 2018

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Investment in the Y

The YMCA received $31.1 million in government grants and $10 million in gifts from 12,840 donors in 2018.

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New Americans Initiative

171 program participants attained citizenship, and 82% who sought employment or career advancement accomplished their goal.


re-invested in our NYC community through programs and facilities
Mother and daughter at YMCA New Americans Welcome Center event
Public and philanthropic support
Preschool girl in swim lesson on side of pool
Community and program support
Runner for Team YMCA during NYC Marathon
Financial assistance
Member walking on treadmill at Chinatown YMCA
Community use of Y facilities

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