YMCA Founders Day

The YMCA celebrates 177 years with Founders Day

On June 6, 2021, the YMCA celebrates 177 years of doing good things. Founders Day honors this global organization founded by George Williams in London. It began with a simple but powerful idea to help people build healthier, happier lives. In 1844, ... Read More

Vaccine Equity Initiative

Accurate Information, Equitable Vaccine Access

In 1932, the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male,” also known as the “Tuskegee Experiment” began. Forty years later, a panel found that the men recruited for the study had been misled. They were not been given all the fact... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the YMCA

“Remaining Awake through a Revolution”

Although Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been deceased for almost 53 years, his positive influence still ripples through the tides of life at the Y and all over the world. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. feet of influence have trod the hallways at the Y b... Read More

Democracy must be learned by each generation

And, a thriving democracy takes all of us.

From Kevin Washington, President and CEO – YMCA of the USA “The Y has a long, proud history of encouraging participation in our nation’s democracy. The storming of the U.S. Capitol yesterday – a mob action spurred by divisive rhetoric, dis... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Designated in Mackenzie Scott Philanthropic Gifts

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Designated in Mackenzie Scott Philanthropic Gifts

On December 15, philanthropist Mackenzie Scott announced 384 gifts to non-profit organizations throughout the US. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is among 43 YMCA associations to benefit from her philanthropy. We are both honored and grateful for... Read More