West Cook YMCA


Phillip's First Two Weeks
Published: 06.02.14 - Greetings all- In your youth, did you ever pick up a discarded giant cardboard box used to pack a large appliance like a refrigerator, stove or washing machine-punch in a window, a doorway, inscribe the word, "clubhouse," and then invite friends to join you? During my initial weeks as the West Cook YMCA's newly appointed President and CEO, I've
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Fred Hampton Aquatic Center opening this summer!
Published: 05.22.14 - Maywood, ILL - May 22, 2014- Maywood's Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center, at 300 Fred Hampton Way, will be open one day in May - Memorial Day, Monday May 26 from12 noon to 7 p.m. - and then officially will reopen for the summer season beginning Sunday, June 8, and continue through Sunday, August 17, the same hours, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. "The opening of
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Martha's Farewell Message: May 2014
Published: 04.30.14 - My interim CEO assignment will end on May 15. Thank you all for welcoming me into your Y family over the past four months. I hope you will extend the same warm welcome to your new CEO, Phillip Jiménez, who starts on May 19. I am confident thatunder Phillip’s leadership, the West Cook YMCA will continue to grow and thrive. I leave you with a
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2013 Spirit, Mind & Body Award Winners
Published: 04.30.14 - At the 2014 Annual Meeting, the Spirit, Mind & Body Award Winners from 2013 were honored. These winners are pictured here with Board of Directors Chair David Phelps (back left) and Interim CEO Martha Rolf (back right). Back Row, L-R David Phelps (Board Chair) Jim Lencioni - Lay Person of the Year Kim Polk - Director of the Year Sam Ratliff - Staff
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Share Your Home, Change the World
Published: 04.29.14 - International Host Family Program DATES: Friday, July 25 - Friday, August 8 Each summer, teens ages 13-17 from Japan visit our YMCA and experience our summer camp. We need host families to be a home for those teens while they are in America. If your family is willing to open yourselves up to new experiences, share your lives with a teenager from Japan, and
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Our website is now mobile friendly!
Published: 04.25.14 - If you're looking at this on your phone or tablet, you'll probably notice that the website looks a little different. We've gone through a website upgrade that allows the site to respond to your screen size, making it more friendly for moblie users! If you haven't checked it out yet on your mobile device, you should experience the difference! Let us know if
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Martha's Message: April 2014
Published: 03.27.14 - Dear Y Members and Friends: The West Cook YMCA invites you to join in our two activities that support our "The Y. So Much More" campaign. We want to know about your passion for our cause-driven organization and capture your stories of the Y's impact. The first activity is "My Y In Six Words". Pick up a sheet of paper and a marker at the front desk.
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Give to Change a Life!
Published: 03.26.14 - Give to Change a Life! So far this year 900 members have received financial support to attend the Y. That is 900 seniors, adults, youths, families that have been changed through all the Y has to offer. From Basketball to Believing in one’s self, that Y offers more than a place to work out, the Y offers a place to belong. The Y is a community
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