A Better Us

Bringing community together as champions of equity

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Bringing community together as champions of 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.

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

  • Black and Latinx 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.
  • 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.