Our Commitment

The YMCA of Central Ohio is committed to strengthening communities to effect lasting, meaningful change. The execution of our mission requires substantial engagement of our entire community and is only attainable when equitable resources are paired with a lens of anti-racism, diversity and inclusion. Safety, accountability and ongoing cultural competence are core to our planning, programming, staffing, messaging, organizational structure and partnerships.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer and service provider across Central Ohio; upholding principles of dignity and equity in our policies and practices. As such, the YMCA of Central Ohio fully complies with federal, state and local non-discrimination laws. Discrimination against employees, applicants, members, program participants or volunteers due to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, military and veteran status is prohibited.

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We believe

We believe the Y must continue to lead the way to a brighter future by following our belief that we are stronger when our doors are open to all. Our policies, practices and programs must advance our organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion. We must sustain our support for newcomers and immigrants, in partnership with our colleagues at Ys in 120 countries. We must ensure all people -- across all dimensions of diversity -- feel welcome and valued as part of the Y family.

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Our Changing Communities

Communities across the U.S. are rapidly changing. As neighborhoods become more diverse, it is important that we, with great intentionality, understand who is in our communities and how best to serve their interests and needs.

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Access for All

We also believe that in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are equitable, inclusive and our doors are open to all. Therefore it is critical to both our mission and our business that Ys develop and integrate strategies to effectively engage, advocate for and serve all. This commitment to access, inclusion and anti-racism helps to ensure the Y’s continued relevancy, viability and impact as a cause-driven organization focused on strengthening community by helping all people reach their full potential.

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The Road Ahead

The road ahead may not always be smooth, but we are proud to walk it in the name of our great organization and our great country. Together, we will make it better.

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