Community Outreach


Remove Limits, Reimagine Opportunities

We strive to be an inclusive organization and to provide opportunities for all. Adaptive programs at the Y provide children and adults with physical limitations and other needs the chance to learn, grow and thrive in a safe, fun atmosphere.


2021 was a year like no other for the world, our community, and our Y. Yet, you, our Y Community – staff, volunteers, donors, community collaborators, members, and participants – rallied around our YMCA’s cause like never before.

We are changing how we change Pittsburgh for the better. We invite you to read our 2021 Annual Report. In the context of a worldwide pandemic, this is a story about compassion, creativity, resilience, and an intense focus on what matters most - the community and the people we serve. 


You might know us as a gym, but others in the community know us as much more. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is changing our model to become a more inclusive, purpose-driven entity. And we’re making it easier than ever for you to get involved!


Food Pantry
Housing YMCA
Food Donation
Impact Childcare
259,000 pounds of food collected and distributed through our food pantry programs 82 Men are housed at the Allegheny YMCA to get back on their feet 320,292 meals and snacks provided through food assistance, before and after school care, and more 143 children of essential workers received care during the shutdown and beyond
Impact Calls
Impact Financial Assistance
Impact Summer Camp
466 children who attended a virtual classroom/learning environment at the Y 4,663 outreach calls to check-in on the physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals (seniors, people with special needs) $688,059 of individuals received financial assistance in the form of reduced cost programs and membership 681 children enrolled in a safe summer camp in 2020
Impact Online Classes
Impact Vaccine
Impact Y on the Fly
93,832 total views of online fitness/health/wellbeing classes 1,700 vaccines were administered to residents in the Homewood-Brushton area 1,500 children are served annually through our mobile Y on the Fly program 200 children receive STEAM programming through Y Creator space annually


Y Achievers

Y Achievers is a national academic achievement and career development initiative of the YMCA of the USA purposed to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals.

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Y on the Fly

Since its launch in 2016, Y on the Fly has been serving as a mobile YMCA that brings pop-up summer camp activities, learning and fun to children in underserved neighborhoods.

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Hazelwood Services

Through our various outreach programs, the Hazelwood YMCA provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, quality of life and family services.

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Turkey Trot

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh annual Turkey Trot is a fun and exciting family tradition that helps support the effort to provide food security to children, families, individuals and seniors in Pittsburgh.

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Hope for All

Hope for All serves approximately 3,000 individuals and families each year, connecting them to a full range of supports to address emergency and basic needs.

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The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a United States Department of Agriculture Program that reimburses child care centers, family and group daycare homes, and at-risk centers for serving creditable meals and snacks.

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