Illinois YMCAs are in 150 diverse communities around the state, and serve more than 1.1 million Illinoisans, both children and adults. The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs advocates on behalf of these Ys.

The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs connects, supports and fosters state-wide initiatives, leads public policy education efforts and ensures communication to advance the YMCA’s mission in Illinois.

Ys provide immense community benefits to Illinois communities. Check out the 2017 Illinois Y Community Benefit Report.

The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs developed a Strategic Roadmap for the collective work of Illinois Ys in early 2017.