Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
OUR WIDE REACH
The YMCA of Los Angeles has been making a positive impact in our communities for over 130 years. Our 25 branches stretch across over 100 miles of Los Angeles County, from Antelope Valley to San Pedro. Our membership community is 264,500 strong. Membership is open to all, with financial assistance available to those who cannot afford it. This year, the LA Y helped 1 out of 3 member families with financial assistance.
We cannot do our work alone, extending our work with over 200 community partners across the county, including schools, hospitals, clinics, cities and other civic organizations.
97% of our Youth & Government participants vote, compared to 66% of the general population. 85% of participants go on to four-year colleges.
Upwards of 110,000 Los Angeles youth participate in Y programs ranging from preschool to wellness opportunities such as swimming, volleyball, golf, tennis, yoga, tumbling and even line dancing. For many low-income youth, the Y may be the only access to such activities — opportunities that provide a path to maturity, to college and to a brighter future.