Dear YMCA Friends,
Again this year, we are proud to share with you a snapshot into the life of the YMCA in our community over the past year. Like every year, the pictures you will see are fresh, the faces are new but the stories are so familiar. This familiarity is because this year we celebrate 131 years of work in Dallas…131 years to make millions of memories for kids and families….131 years to build muscles and build character…131 years to weave the mission of the YMCA into the fabric of this community.
Beginning in 1885 the YMCA served as a cornerstone of service to downtown Dallas when the streets were dirt and the carriages had horses. Then as the city grew up into a major metropolitan area we know today we expanded our services and our facilities to twenty community locations and two camps in seven counties, 9 school districts, hundreds of neighborhoods and millions of living rooms that have all embraced the mission of the YMCA and benefited from the impact of Y volunteers and staff.
These communities have changed dramatically over the years but the focus of the Y has stayed the same. We nurture youth development, energize healthy living and inspire social responsibility. Thanks for all you do to help the YMCA strengthen the foundation of community!
Chief Executive Officer
| Paul Higgins
Chief Volunteer Officer