Here for All
40% of the population today represent BIPOC (Black, Indigenous people of color) backgrounds.
1 in 4 kids under age 6 are the children of immigrants.
43.1 million people are living in poverty in the U.S.
Millennials are now the largest generation in U.S. history.
19% of Americans live with disabilities.
9 million U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as of 2018
Our communities are changing. Our Y is here to respond with meaningful support across all dimensions of diversity. JEDI identifies areas for sustainable change and presents opportunities for all people to come together toward a common good. Visit links for ways our Y supports our most vulnerable neighbors.
- Mental Health – Strengthening children, teens and adults living with depression, substance abuse, and difficult situations since 1974
- Welcoming Week – Sept. 11-15 celebrating diversity and welcoming immigrant populations to our Y
- Community Outreach – Developing the full potential of children, teens and community
- Family Success – Nurturing prevention and positive outcomes
- Financial Assistance – No one is turned away for the inability to pay
- Togetherhood® – Activating volunteers for social good
- Chronic Disease – Supporting optimal health and well-being for people living with disability and chronic disease
- Traumatic Loss Coalition – Response and support in times of crisis
Here for Good
Here are some of our ongoing commitments as we progress on our organizational anti-racism journey:
- We uphold high standards for intentional, inclusive language and behavior to ensure that people of all dimensions of diversity feel welcome and included at the Y
- We are partnering with community leaders to make anti-racism training and resources available to Y staff and volunteers
- Through community events, we will build bridges between people of all walks of life, and create brave spaces for the safe exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives