The PA Alliance of YMCAs is focused on supporting YMCAs throughout the Commonwealth in their support to each unique community. With the vast differences in what those communities look like, it is important that everyone’s collective voice is focused on several key initiatives that are important to all:

Child Care: Never has child care been as challenging for families not only to access, but to remain budget friendly as well. YMCAs strive to be the leading provider that has capacity to be both high quality and affordable. Quality child care keeps kids safe and entertained, but additionally provides opportunities for enrichment and socialization that many may not otherwise get.

Chronic Disease Prevention: So many times, understanding that the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” couldn’t be more accurate. Whether it is understanding better how to prevent the onset of diabetes, help someone to stop smoking or to be a trusted resource for someone who is battling and overcoming cancer, the Y is there.

PA Alliance of YMCAs Strategic Imperatives

Advocate for the needs of local Ys

Strengthen local Ys

Strengthen the Alliance