Social Responsibility

The YMCA of Greater Boston is responding to today’s most critical social needs such as unemployment, education and health care through our programs, people and staff. In doing so the Y is promoting the care and respect of all of our community members. Whether we are providing job skills training through YMCA Training, Inc., teaching English classes at the International Learning Center, or collaborating with health care institutions to prevent chronic disease or to combat childhood obesity in Boston youth, we are empowering individuals to become healthy, confident, connected and secure.

The YMCA serves the entire community and is open to everyone. Donors enable the YMCA of Greater Boston, a charitable, non-profit organization in compliance with IRS code 501(c)(3), to offer a financial assistance program for those individuals and families that qualify.

Social Services

Resources for social issues: child welfare, education, employment, housing and substance abuse.

Global Services

Resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger.

Volunteerism & Giving

The Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.


Our advocates work together with leaders to make a meaningful difference in the communities we serve.