The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. Our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate—from influencing our nation’s culture during times of profound social change to the individual support we provide an adult learning to read. The nation's 2,700 YMCAs serve 22 million men, women and children–regardless of age, income or background. About YMCA of the USA YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation's YMCAs. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, YMCA of the USA exists to serve YMCAs. To address the specific needs of communities, each YMCA is an independent organization, autonomous and separate from YMCA of the USA. They are required by the national constitution to pay annual dues, to refrain from discrimination and to support the YMCA mission. All other decisions are local choices, including programs offered, staffing and style of operation. Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you'll discover more than a job-you'll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. Our staff members-of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences-enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the nation's health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. The Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.