Founded in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston has always been a place where all people can find hope, fellowship and healing.
For over 135 years the YMCA of Greater Houston has focused on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. At the Y strengthening community is our cause. We know that a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.
The YMCA of Greater Houston is committed to be an organization that serves our entire community. We not only accept our differences but embrace them in all that we do; with our staff and volunteers, our members, our programs, and the diverse community we serve.
We believe that being diverse and inclusive makes us a stronger and more impactful organization as we strive to create an environment free of barriers, ensuring all we serve feel welcome and have full access to all opportunities of the YMCA. This commitment is essential as we pursue our vision of building healthier families, empowered youth, and inclusive communities.
When you are part of the Y you become part of a community and an organization that is actively and visibly improving outcomes for all.
We are committed to ensuring that our members, program participants, donors, volunteers and team members feel a sense of achievement, connection and belonging. As with everything we do, we are guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith—values that compel us to recognize the value of every person and to be an organization for all.