The Gateway Region YMCA creates opportunity for persons of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to achieve their potential. We aspire to be the center of collaboration within our communities by inspiring and promoting diversity, inclusion and global efforts for all.

 

Celebrate Welcoming Week (September 10-19)!

Welcome Week is when "organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity."

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe the Y must continue to lead the way to a brighter future by following our belief that we are stronger when our doors are open to all.
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Our Commitment
Our policies, practices, and programs must advance our organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion. We must sustain our support for newcomers and immigrants.
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Open For All
We must ensure all people - across all dimensions of diversity - feel welcome and valued as part of the Y family.
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Changing Communities
As neighborhoods become more diverse, it is important that we, with great intentionality, understand who is in our communities and how best to serve their interests and needs.
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Strengthen Community
It's critical to both our mission and our business that Ys develop and integrate strategies to effectively engage, advocate for and serve all.

 

Our Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are groups of employees that form with a common bond, a shared characteristic or life experience. They provide support, help with career or personal development, and work to address issues inside and outside of the workplace. ERG’s are open to all active staff of the Gateway Region YMCA  - whether they are a learner, supporter, or an ally. The Gateway Region YMCA currently has 3 ERGs.

YMCA World Service

The Gateway Region YMCA is part of the International YMCA Network - a powerful alliance dedicated to strengthening our global communities. Because of this global reach, we are able to respond to trends in migration, health, economic livelihood and education that are reshaping our communities.

International partnerships are developed based on the mutual interests of both local and international Ys. The Gateway Region YMCA currently partners with:

  • Belize
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • South Africa
  • Ukraine