Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Whether helping people develop new skills through education and training programs, or connecting diverse demographic populations by advocating for the common good, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. We believe communities are strongest when all people have an opportunity to participate, connect and thrive.

At the Y, we understand that the desire to belong and help others is human nature, and everyone has something of value to contribute. Often, people just need to be motivated to act, and the Y has the credibility and expertise to be a catalyst. To encourage investment in communities, the Y activates resources and engages people from diverse populations for individual and collective action.


  • Advocacy – Collaborations with policymakers, community leaders and private and public organizations to advance to Y’s cause of strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
  • Social Services – Training, resources and support to empower our neighbors to make positive change, bridge gaps and overcome obstacles, so that everyone has the chance to learn, grow and thrive.
  • Volunteerism & Giving – Voluntary contributions of time and treasure that fund, support and lead the Y’s critical work, so that we can reach more people and do more good.