As a global organization, the Y's impact is both far-reaching and long-lasting, from influencing our nation’s culture to creating the next generation of changemakers. With programs and initiatives designed to bring people together and inspire positive change, we strive to make an impact across the country — and the world.
Founded in 1844, the Y has grown into one of the largest organizations focused on strengthening communities, serving more than 64 million people in 120 countries. Across the globe, Ys respond to community needs with programs and services that empower all people to reach their full potential with dignity.
We believe that everyone — no matter who they are or where they’re from — deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of ensuring people and communities thrive.