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About the Y

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Who We Are

The Y is a cause-driven organization, and the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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What We Do

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

How We Do It

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Our programs succeed because each branch tailors its programs to meet the unique needs of its own community: families in Fremont and Pleasanton, seniors in Richmond and Hayward, and teens in Oakland and Livermore.

For 135 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.

The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y has a local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change. 

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth in the East Bay are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Healthy Living

Improving the nation’s health and well-being

In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, thousands of youth, adults and families in the East Bay are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

YMCA of the East Bay has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for 135 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through community services, or building healthier communities through collaborations with community leaders, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, thousands of volunteers and donors, leaders and partners across the East Bay are empowering thousands of people in our community to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.




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