Community Impact

We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y was created in response to social challenges and remains to this day a lifeline in communities around the world. The Y understands the challenges that keep individuals from reaching their full potential and responds with services and support which help people to be self-reliant, productive and connected to the community. Here in the Omaha metro community, the YMCA of Greater Omaha provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, classroom readiness, environmental education, quality of life or family services.

Below are a few examples of how the Y is providing support to the communities of the Omaha metro, Valley, Council Bluffs, Glenwood and beyond:

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

With over 15,000 children in our early childhood education, summer camp, and out of school programs, we are committed to providing a strong foundation for all children to be successful.

Our early childhood activities and classes focus on healthy growth, encouraging social and physical activity from an early age.

HEALTHY LIVING

We’re not just a gym, we’re a community. We proudly offer specialty programs beyond our gym memberships such as:
LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA: a research-based physical activity program for cancer survivors designed to help them regain strength and confidence.

DELAY THE DISEASE: a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Y is focused on supporting our neighbors and strengthening communities by infusing social responsibility into everything we do. We strive to grow community-minded youth through social programs like Youth Volunteer Corps.

Youth Volunteer Corps is a year-round program for youth to work on high-quality service projects, connect with leadership opportunities, and work to promote the cause of youth service.