STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That is why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. We are a committed and diverse community that inspires people of all ages, and families in all forms, to achieve their hopes, dreams, and goals. We encourage belonging in a safe, caring, and vibrant environment. People come to the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati because they know we are here for them, as we have been for over 162 years.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, therefore, we focus our program delivery to children and teens across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, so they cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and enhanced educational achievement.

HEALTHY LIVING

The Y enjoys the capacity and the scale to make a positive and measurable impact upon the health and well-being of our community. We recognize our unique responsibility by offering programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, bond families closer together, and strengthen connections with others.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

As we have for more than 160 years, we continue to listen and respond to our communities' most critical social needs, with a focus on Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens and underserved populations.

OUR MISSION

Our impact is felt every day through our mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

ENGAGE. IGNITE. ACHIEVE. Strategic Plan of Impact, 2014-2016

AREAS OF IMPACT

Power of Partnerships

Strong partnerships help us deliver on our vision for impact.

Engage and Encourage

We engage and encourage others to get involved and to advance the cause of strengthening our community.

Healthy Living for All

The Y is a recognized and valued resource and partner for healthy living.

Go be the Y

The community values the Y as a resource to meet its needs.

ASPIRATIONS FOR IMPACT

In early 2014, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati staff, board, and community members gathered for a series of working sessions developing measurable goals to set the course of the association over a three-year period. The resulting Strategic Plan of Impact, aspires to change lives for the better by significantly increasing the Y’s positive impact in the lives of children, adults and families across Greater Cincinnati.

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