Communities Coming Together

Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers

In a matter of days, our lives have drastically changed. Our everyday patterns have been disrupted and our social connections have been constrained. In the midst of this, our essential workers are putting in extra hours to help us through these chall... 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

TBI Survivor Finds Strength, Confidence Through Personal Training

Brian is gaining his life back through personal training

In February of 2014, at the age of 26, Brian suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that left him with balance and gait issues, a fear of falling and a left arm tremor. Brian joined the YMCA in December of 2018 and works out with a personal trainer ... Read More

Black History and the YMCA

Determined visionaries break racial barriers

When it first emerged in the United States in 1852, the YMCA excluded blacks from membership in white branches. Although they were encouraged to form their own associations on "separate but equal" terms, it wasn’t as easy as it may have sounded. ... 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. King’s feet of influence have trod the hallways at the Y both physical... Read More