About Us

Founded in 1953, the Greater Austin YMCA helps people of all backgrounds power their purpose and create positive change in their community.

For 70 years, the Greater Austin YMCA has been a dynamic, equitable force in the community that helps people of all backgrounds improve their total wellbeing and quality of life. Anchored in three Central Texas counties, the Y serves nearly 100,000 people annually through eight centers. We also provide afterschool education and care at more than 70 licensed campuses in four school districts and camps at more than 20 locations, including YMCA Camp Moody. Unlike any other organization in the region, the Y has the unique ability to welcome, educate and elevate all, and is committed to creating innovative programs, places…and people.

We believe all of us have the power to create positive change. Together, we educate and inspire youth throughout our community. We enhance quality of life for families. We elevate our collective purpose and ensure equity, innovation and sustainability throughout Central Texas. Ultimately, when you power your purpose at the YMCA, you are powering change all around you. Your mind & body, our community’s heart & soul.

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 continually listening and innovating to better address issues like health disparities, learning gaps, inequities, social isolation, food insecurity and more.

We work daily to ensure that our members, program participants, donors, volunteers and team members feel genuinely welcome, encouraged and supported. The Greater Austin YMCA 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, and responsibility and faith—values that compel us to recognize the dignity of every person and to be a multicultural and inclusive organization.

Building the foundations to power positive change

Mission & Purpose

Our mission serves all ages, cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and faiths. We recognize our heritage, the power of love, and a culture of belonging within our mission: To put Christian principles (such as caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility) into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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As a nonprofit community enterprise, the Y raises the dollars needed to give everyone the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, ability level, income, orientation or background. Financial assistance ensures no one is turned away due to economic circumstances.

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We believe it takes collaboration and teamwork to create lasting, meaningful change. That’s why the Greater Austin YMCA develops staff and volunteer leaders with purpose, who work together to make an impact every day. Get to know the dedicated people who serve our community.

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Are you looking for a career that inspires you? Imagine going to work knowing that what you do positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job – you’ll enjoy the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

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Annual Reports

The Y is where our community gets healthy, where critical needs are met, where kids find their way, where equity is in action, and where communities thrive! Here you can find more information on the impact that the Y has in our community, and how your support makes that possible.

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Looking at the Greater Austin YMCA today, it would be easy to assume the road has always been a smooth one. But it is important to recognize that our success today has come over 70 years of toil, struggle and triumph over adversity, all motivated by one guiding principle – the YMCA Mission.

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