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Demanding Equity For All

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The YMCA of Greater Boston is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recognize that systemic racism shows up in every aspect of society, creating disparities in health, education, housing, employment, and wealth accumulation. We will work to eradicate these disparities by: building bridges between diverse groups; creating communities free of racism, inequities, and inequality; and offering programs, services, and spaces where everyone is seen, heard and safe. We will demand equity for all.
Our Commitment

The Y strengthens communities. Lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. As reported in our Form 990, we proudly provided more than $6.5 million in free and/or subsidized programming and services to thousands of children, individuals, and families across Greater Boston in 2021. This critical support was made possible by the enormous generosity of many individuals, funders and organizations.

2021 Impact

  • 2,134 Students were supported with curriculum that honors and reflects their culture and background in our Boston Community Hub Schools
  • 2,500 Thanksgiving turkey dinners were distributed, providing a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving
  • 600 Children learned to swim keeping them safe and confident around our many waterfronts
  • 815 Children found academic support while attending virtual school in our safe and nurturing Community Learning Collaborative
  • 40 episodes of “For Love” with James Morton podcast were published


Swim Safely Partnership

Learn More about our initiative to make swimming accessible to all.

Our podcast to explore topics and find potential partners in critical work for social good.

The Y Way

A collection of letters from our CEO supporting social justice, human rights and equity for all.

Roxbury YMCA MLK Jr. Breakfast

The annual MLK Jr. Breakfast brings businesses and communities together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The proceeds of our breakfast help to support the programs and services we provide for our children, youth, families and seniors to continually expand to help ensure everyone in our community has a safe place to learn, grow and thrive.


Black History Month at the Y

Listen to some of our Y Leaders share their experiences and speak on the importance of Black leadership and representation in our communities.

Support the Y’s efforts to Demand Equity for All.
Work or Volunteer at the Y and find meaningful ways to make an impact.
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