About Us

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. Today, we are transforming to better address issues like food insecurity, health disparities, inequities, social isolation, learning gaps and more.

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.

Taking the YMCA of Greater Houston from a Place to a Purpose

Our Impact

Deeply rooted in our local communities, the YMCA of Greater Houston engages more than 320,000 individuals across our many locations in the Greater Houston Area through programs, services and events.

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Careers

Looking to make a difference in yourself and others? Fulfilling our cause to strengthen community starts with passionate, committed team members at all levels of the organization. Take part in our mission and apply to join our team today.

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Leadership Team

Our team’s dedication to the well-being of Houstonians doesn’t end when the workday does. These imaginative leaders are always thinking of new ways to better serve our community. Get to know the incredible staff that takes the YMCA from a place to a purpose.

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Board of Directors

Meet the dedicated team of volunteers who give of their time, talent and treasure to the Y. This group of dynamic, cause-driven leaders work side-by-side with our team to guide the YMCA’s efforts to bring about meaningful change in our community.

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Mission & Focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our mission defines us. Together we can ensure a brighter future for all.

Our Mission
Stronger Communities

The YMCA is uniquely suited to meet community needs with initiatives aimed at building healthier families, empowering youth and fostering inclusive communities.

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