A Better Us

Bringing community together as champions of racial equity

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Bringing community together as champions of racial equity

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A Better Us means that we are better as a community when equity takes center stage. We work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We denounce prejudice, racism, intolerance, and all other forms of discrimination.

The Y welcomes everyone to grow in a healthy spirit, mind, and body; achieving goals, deepening relationships, and finding a true sense of belonging. We welcome all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, races, religions and beliefs, and socio-economic statuses. A Better Us means everyone has an equitable seat at the table, especially the underserved.

The A Better Us Initiative is the overarching umbrella for the following programs and services:

  • Black & Latino Achievers Program: A national college and career readiness program supporting students of color in setting and reaching higher education and career goals.
  • Membership For All: A scholarship program providing access to Y programs and services for individuals and families. Currently 44% of scholarships awards are for BIPOC families and individuals.
  • 21-Day Equity Challenge: A program for the community that challenges us to examine how we perpetuate racism in our everyday lives and can become anti-racist by unlearning our toxic mindset through education, communication, and action.
  • Undivided: A free, 6-week virtual journey focused on healing our racial divide. The program helps participants build relationships that further racial solidarity and promote justice.
  • Community Action Collaborative: A program bringing together volunteers and community leaders together for conversations and projects with a goal of strengthening the community through diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Join our work by making a gift today. Then email us at BetterUs@MyY.org to learn how to volunteer.

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please keep your donation receipt for your records.