West Cook YMCA


March 2015 CEO Message
Published: 03.01.15 - Greetings all— “Spring is near.” Have you ever heard three more hopeful words? After struggling through the challenges of this most persistent winter, when spring finally arrives it will be savored with all its promises of hope and new life. Spring is a wonderful time to check progress on our own New Year’s Resolutions.
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Landing Pads: Temporary Housing for Homeless Returns to the YMCA
Published: 02.09.15 - Read the story on Chicago Tribune Elmwood Leaves here. Landing PADS: Temporary housing for homeless returns to YMCA By Caitlin Mullen Pioneer Press February 9, 2015, 1:17 PM As he talks about his current life situation, Robert Engelhardt is quick to mention he was raised to be thankful for what he's been given. Standing Feb. 4 in his simple room at the
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Claire Statton Swim Meet Recap
Published: 02.04.15 - On January 30 - February 1, our TOPS YMCA Swim Team hosted their annual Claire Statton Memorial Swim Meet at UIC. The meet went off without too many hitches, but the weather got them best of them on Sunday and the afternoon session had to be cancelled. Even with the cancellation, our team had an impressive meet! Out of the 126 total TOPS swimmers, 123 swam
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February Child & Family Events / Preschool & Afterschool spots open!
Published: 02.03.15 - Child & Family February Events The Y is a great place to play together as a family and also a safe place for kids to play! We will be holding numerous events in the upcoming months for kids and families. These events include a special Valentine's Dance, School's Out Specials, and Parents Days Out. View the following event links for more information!
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Life-Saving Courses this February
Published: 02.03.15 - Learn life-saving skills this January at the West Cook YMCA! View more events on our Events Page. First Aid/CPR/AED COST: M $50 / PM $100 Learn how you can save someone in need by becoming certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED. This class is for those who have never taken CPR or have not been re-certified in 2 years. Know what to do if someone has stopped
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February 2015 CEO Message
Published: 02.02.15 - "Eat Healthy But Less; Move More," is Rally Cry of New West Cook YMCA’s Year-Long Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program "Eat Healthy But Less; Move More." Makes sense? Yes, if you’re on the march to prevent Type 2 diabetes, a disease that one in three Americans, some 86 million persons, are in danger of developing. The new rally cry of eating
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CBS2 Chicago Covers School's Out Special
Published: 01.08.15 - Local View the story on CBS2's website here. Second Day Of School Closings Has Parents Scrambling For Alternatives January 8, 2015 11:22 AM Related Tags: School Closings, Susanna Song, Weather, Winter Weather, YMCA CHICAGO (CBS) – Frigid temperatures brought another day off for most students in the Chicago area, leaving parents
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West Cook Y and West Suburban PADS expand relationship
Published: 01.07.15 - West Cook YMCA, West Suburban PADS to Expand Their Relationship; Re-launch Interim Housing Initiative to Reduce Homelessness in West Suburbs OAK PARK, ILL.—January 7, 2015— West Cook YMCA and West Suburban PADS will resume their Interim Housing program partnership in January. The partnership provides PADS’ clients who are homeless with a
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