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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 will offer all qualifying second graders swim safety lessons which will give them the opportunity to become safe around water and ensure that money is never a barrier to safety.

    • Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14.
    • Research shows that if a child doesn’t learn to swim by 3rd grade, chances are he or she will never learn properly.
    • The NSYMCA is spearheading efforts to address this grave but fixable issue.

    The NSYMCA is dedicated to making the community a better place and building stronger communities by:
    • Supporting special needs and disabilities
    • Building tomorrow’s leaders through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Education
    • Giving back to the others through Social Responsibility Initiative
  • Integrated Health Initiative

    The Y will align its Health and Wellness programs to connect to Y-USA’s suite of chronic disease prevention programs through partnerships with other Y’s, hospitals and other health providers. Funding will also help us build our own capacity to run these programs on our own through training and programs that also qualify us for more grants.
    • YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
    • EnhanceFitness
    • 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..