About Us

Founded in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston has always been a place where all people can find hope, fellowship and healing.

For over 135 years the YMCA of Greater Houston has focused on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. At the Y strengthening community is our cause. We know that a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

At the Y, we take immense pride in our work to help all of us be our best selves. We provide a place to play, to learn, to be healthy, and to give back. We believe that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive.

When you are part of the Y you become part of a community and an organization that is actively and visibly improving outcomes for all. Today, we are transforming to better address issues like food insecurity, health disparities, inequities, social isolation, learning gaps and more.

We are committed to ensuring that our members, program participants, donors, volunteers and team members feel genuinely welcome, encouraged and supported. The YMCA of Greater Houston is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in every community we serve. As with everything we do, we are guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith—values that compel us to recognize the value of every person and to be a multicultural and inclusive organization.

Taking the YMCA of Greater Houston from a Place to a Purpose

Our Impact

Deeply rooted in our local communities, the YMCA of Greater Houston engages more than 177,000 families across our many locations in the Greater Houston Area through programs, services and events.

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Looking to make a difference in yourself and others? Fulfilling our cause to strengthen community starts with passionate, committed team members at all levels of the organization. Take part in our mission and apply to join our team today.

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Leadership Team

Our team’s dedication to the well-being of Houstonians doesn’t end when the workday does. These imaginative leaders are always thinking of new ways to better serve our community. Get to know the incredible staff that takes the YMCA from a place to a purpose.

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Board of Directors

Meet the dedicated team of volunteers who give of their time, talent and treasure to the Y. This group of dynamic, cause-driven leaders work side-by-side with our team to guide the YMCA’s efforts to bring about meaningful change in our community.

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Mission & Focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our mission defines us. Together we can ensure a brighter future for all.

Our Mission
Stronger Communities

The YMCA is uniquely suited to meet community needs with initiatives aimed at ending isolation, inspiring youth to thrive, restoring hope and well-being for refugees and immigrants, and removing limits and reimagining opportunities for all.