YMCA Community

The Y’s Commitment to America aims to develop new generations of changemakers who will create communities we all want to live in. We envision communities where all people achieve health, gain confidence, make connections, and feel secure at every stage of life. We work relentlessly to strengthen communities—and it all starts with you.



LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a research-based program offering people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities. Y staff, trained in supportive cancer care, work with participants to achieve goals such as building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. 

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Isla Vista Coalition for Healthy Communities

The Isla Vista Coalition for Healthy Communities 805 focuses on enhancing the quality of life in Isla Vista and the surrounding Communities. Through education, collaboration, and programs, the coalition hopes to reduce high-risk substance use as well as increase resilience for children, young adults, and families.

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Open Doors

At the YMCA, we believe that no child, family or adult should be turned away because of their inability to pay. YMCA financial assistance is made possible through generous donations from individuals and foundations opening a world of YMCA programs and activities for all in the community.

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3rd Grade Learn to Swim

The YMCA partners with elementary schools to offer free swim lessons to every 3rd grader. Together, in partnership with local schools, we are changing and saving children’s lives by teaching much-needed skills to be safe in and around the water.

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