West Cook YMCA


Fall Clothing Drive dates announced
Published: 08.04.14 - The West Cook YMCA and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago have partnered to help better the community. The Y will be holding clothing drives twice a year to benefit the Foundation and also support the work that Savers (a discount/second-hand store) does in the community. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago collects the used clothing to help
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TOPS swimmers featured on CBS news
Published: 07.15.14 - TOPS swimmers and Coach James Ridgeway were featured this morning on the CBS local news during their chilly swim. Take a look at the video below or view it on the CBS Local website here.
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Olympians Share Views on Practice, Perseverance and Parental Support
Published: 06.22.14 - By Richard Barry OAK PARK, ILL.—June 22, 2014—Wanting to keep up with her older brothers, she laced up her first pair of figure skates at age 3 -- but switched after one week to hockeys. He took to the ice in his early teens, first on figure skates, and then quickly switched to racers. They are Kendall Coyne, 22, and Emery Lehman, 18, members
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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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