Founded in 1852, the YMCA of Greater New York, also known as the “Y”, is the largest youth-serving organization in New York City, serving 500,000 people each year through its 22 full-service branches located across the five boroughs of NYC. In addition, the Association owns 1,000 acres of upstate New York woodlands, where we operate three camps committed to fostering personal growth in children.
We employ over 4,000 full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers with 2,900 youth work staff.
The Y pursues its important community mission with three core motivations:
Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, we will focus existing programs for children and teens to more clearly cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
Because we believe we have a responsibility to make a positive and measurable impact on the community’s health, we will directly leverage our mission centered on the balance of spirit, mind and body, to strengthen and expand program offerings that bring families closer together, encourage healthy lifestyles, foster connections with others, and address community health issues.
Because we believe in fostering the care and respect all people need and deserve, we will thoughtfully listen and aggressively respond to our communities’ most critical social needs, with a focus on New York City’s most vulnerable citizens.
As an organization and as individuals, we take great pride in the work we do and each of our staff plays an important part in helping the Y achieve its hopes and dreams for the kids, families and communities of New York City. Whether you decide to join us as a lifeguard, a summer camp counselor, a building maintenance staffer or a business manager, each of us contribute to the delivery of high quality programs and services to the people we serve.
People choose to work with the Y for a variety of reasons. Many of us chose the Y because we want to change the world, one kid and one community at a time. There’s something special about being surrounded by colleagues who want to change the world. At the very least, it’s a source of pride that we work for an organization whose “product” is to do good every day.