Overview & Mission

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OUR MISSION

Mission

To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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OUR PURPOSE

Purpose

The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. 

Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities.

By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

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OUR PROMISE

Promise

The Y's Commitment to America is developing new generations of changemakers who will create communities we all want to live in. We envision communities where all people achieve health, gain confidence, make connections and feel secure at every stage of life.

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OUR VALUES

Values

Our values are the essential principles that guide us in everything we do.

Caring: Showing a sincere concern for others

Honesty: Being truthful in what we say and do

Respect: Treating each other as we'd like to be treated

Responsibility: Being accountable for promises and actions

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OUR COMMITMENT

Diversity and Inclusion

The Y is a catalyst for transforming lives and strengthening communities. We are open to all. We are a place where you can be, belong and become.

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OUR PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy

Every year over 400 volunteers and staff members will actively go into the community during our Annual Giving Campaign to raise the dollars needed to ensure than everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, ability level, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Financial assistance, funded by Annual Giving Campaign contributions, keeps the Y and community programs available for kids and families who need us most and ensures no one is turned away due to economic circumstance.

100% of all donations go directly toward providing life-changing experiences that will have a meaningful, enduring impact in our greater Austin community.

Annual Giving Campaign donations help the Y live it's mission of being FOR ALL, alive every day.

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OUR HISTORY

History

Looking at the YMCA of Austin’s strength today, it would be easy to assume the road has always been a smooth one. It would also be a mistake.

It is important to recognize that our success today has come at great expense through over 65 years of toil, struggle and triumph over adversity, all motivated by one guiding principle - the YMCA Mission.