The YMCA of Greater Erie is a positive force in this community. Everything we do is focused on making our community better. And, keeping our community great is a full time job. Y staff, volunteers, donors and partners make life-changing work possible.
After 156 years of serving the community, the Y knows what we need to be our best selves. So, it gives us a place to play, learn, to be healthy, to eat well and give back. It gives us all a safe and welcoming place to go. Everything the Y does is in service of making us better.
Taking center stage is a national YMCA movement to articulate more clearly the work we are doing in our community. Our Y sits at the forefront of several key issues facing the Erie community including:
We’ve taken big steps to “walk the walk and talk the talk” with organizational commitments outlined in our three-year strategic plan. Of note are action items in support of:
Some organizations exist to find a cure for cancer. Others exist to feed the hungry. Our Y exists to strengthen the foundations of our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.