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