OUR MISSION & VISION

The mission of the McGaw YMCA is to cultivate the whole person, strengthen community, and provide equitable access to transformational experiences that uplift the mind, body, and spirit.

The McGaw YMCA is a longtime pillar of Evanston and has responded to the needs of our community for over 135 years. We are committed to strengthening community and work in partnership with our neighbors each day to make sure that everyone in our diverse and vibrant community has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Our Mission

The McGaw YMCA cultivates the whole person, strengthens community, and provides equitable access to transformational experiences that uplift the mind, body, and spirit.

Our Vision

The McGaw Y will be a place of belonging for all people at every stage of life.

Our Commitment

At the Y, we are committed to strengthening community. Every day, we work in partnership with our neighbors to make sure that everyone in our diverse and vibrant community has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Our Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility.

Our core values unite us as a YMCA Movement. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making. As individuals and a collective organization, we promise to engage and operate in ways that exemplify these values.

McGaw YMCA History

Since 1885, the YMCA in Evanston has provided programs, services, and activities throughout our community.

YMCA Impact

At the Y, we measure success by our positive impact on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Our Strategic Roadmap

In 2021, we developed a strategic roadmap to help guide the McGaw YMCA on our four-year path to further meet our vision and mission, focus our impacts in the short- and long-term, and build organizational capacity.

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