YMCA of Greater Erie

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Who We Are

The YMCA of Greater Erie is a leading nonprofit community resource providing services and programs in the areas of youth development,  healthy living and social responsibility.  Our cause is to strengthen community. We serve a diverse population of men, women, and children with an emphasis on families.

Deeply rooted in communities throughout Erie County, the Y works in partnership with like-minded organizations to collectively improve the quality of life of all citizens by aligning our priorities with our community’s vision as identified by Erie Vital Signs.

Our membership is 21 million strong and spread across more than 2,600 Y associations nationwide.  Here locally, our four membership branches, nine program centers and community outreach programs serve more than 35,000.

Our strength to deliver impactful programs and services come from our dedicated staff, volunteers and donors; a long-standing reputation of reliability and accountability; and fiscal responsibility.

What We Believe

The YMCA of Greater Erie devotes our full strength to the Y’s mission and cause.  We believe:

  • All people should be treated with caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • All people deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Community change can only come about when we work together.
  • In a holistic approach to wellness and promote a healthy spirit, mind and body
  • We exist to strengthen community today and in the future.

Read many Y stories in a commemorative Erie Times News supplement celebrating the Y’s 150 years of service to the Erie community.

2011 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report