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As we towards the future of the NSYMCA and our community, we will be launching a series of transformative new Strategic Initiatives that will guide our Y for the next 50 years! The planned programs and celebrations will accompany our efforts to secure the capital and capacity building requirements needed to meet our Strategic Initiatives, as well as expand opportunities for Youth Leadership Development, investment in S.T.E.A.M Education, Special Needs Services, and Active Older Adults. 

Together, we are:

    • Increasing our capacity to make our facility and its grounds safe and accessible for all persons
    • Celebrating our inclusive nature and commitment to maintaining ADA compliance
    • Modernizing our Y's ventilation system for greater environmental comfort, energy efficiency, and air quality
    • Creating a space for younger children to join in physical activity


Campaign Priorities:

    • Pool Pump – 100% completed
    • Parking Lot Master Phase – 100% complete
    • Art Studio/small gym HVAC – in progress
    • Pool HVAC
    • Fitness Center HVAC
    • Boiler room HVAC
    • Track Area HVAC
    • Final stages of Parking Lot (driveway)
    • Roof Replacement
    • New Digital Marquee at entry way


Join the Campaign 

Every time you connect with the NSYMCA--through giving, social media, events, and volunteering--you help us bring our mission to life. Your engagement is crucial because it helps deliver the Y's mission and continue to serve the needs of the 15 communities we serve. For more information, please contact Howard Schultz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Download our 50th Brochure to learn more:

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  • Two Seconds, Too Long

    Our 2 Seconds 2 Long Campaign is focused on giving all 2nd graders in our communities the opportunity to become safe around water without regard to their ability to pay for lessons.

    Thanks to funding, we will be launching this program to 7 local elementary school in Wheeling, Northbrook and Glenview, and will continue adding more schools as we develop capacity. This program will start with our 1 hour Swim Safety Assemblies to get children, their parents and teachers excited and aware of the program.

    The long-term goal is to offer this swim program as an ongoing, yearly education for all 2nd graders in all of our 15 communities.


    At a time when people are hungry for ways to come together, we will remind our communities what “Us” really means. Building Stronger Communities by:

    • Giving Back through Social Responsibility
    • Engaging Volunteers
    • Building Tomorrow’s Leaders
    • Supporting Special Needs & Disabilities
    • A Place where Communities Gather
    • Continuing to Make Programs Financially Accessible to All
  • Integrated Health Initiative

    Through a community integrated health approach, the Y will expand and align its Health & Wellness Programs to incorporate Y-USA’s suite of chronic disease prevention programs. Our partnerships will include reaching out to hospitals, insurance companies and health providers.
    • YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
    • EnhanceFitness
    • Future programs for 2019

    • Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring
    • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
    • Moving For Better Balance
  • Capacity Building Facility Expansion and Upgrades

    In order to fulfill many of these programs and services we must improve the capacity, quality and condition of our 50-year-old building.
    • HVAC throughout the building
    • Pool pump
    • Finish parking lot
    • Roof replacement
  • Planning For A Strong Future

    Provide funds to secure and sustain the Y’s financial future to the community.
    • Proving Scholarships
    • Financial Aid to programs
    • Summer Camp Programming





You can become a piece of history by contributing to the North Suburban YMCA. Here are some ways that you can help!

  • Volunteering 
  • Donating to campaigns
  • In-Kind donations to the Y
  • Becoming a staff member
  • and more!

For more information, please contact Kanda McMullen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..