New York City’s YMCA is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.
We employ more than 4,000 full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers with 2,900 youth work staff.
Our commitment to New York City builds on the Y’s strengths, affirming and deepening our work in three core areas:
The Y engages New Yorkers with programs that span from infancy to early adulthood. Through childcare services, camp, leadership clubs, and programs that foster civic engagement, the Y will continue to put children on the path to success by building skills and habits for life.
The Y, with its legacy of championing health through prevention, has the expertise to provide high-quality programs and deliver resources across the City. We will help our members set and achieve their wellness goals, and increase access to preventive health services by strengthening our partnerships with leading health care providers.
Community is the cornerstone of the Y, and we strive to foster an even greater sense of belonging among our members. By extending our work into new parts of the City and leveraging new technology, volunteerism, and more, we will connect people more meaningfully — to one another and to the communities they call home.
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.