CDYMCA Strategic Plan

The Capital District YMCA welcomes everyone, which is why our programs, services and initiatives are so wide ranging. We inspire kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college and career, provide opportunities for families to bond and support people of all ages and backgrounds to be healthier in spirit, mind and body. We serve our community through our four pillars.

Racial Equity and Inclusion
Youth Development
Social Responsibility
Health Disparities

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Our Mission

The Capital District YMCA supports, engages, and strengthens the Capital Region community through programs and partnerships focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Capital District YMCA welcomes all people, enhances lives through personal growth opportunities and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in all we do for youth, adults, families, and our community.


Our Capital District YMCA – Building a Stronger Community for All
For Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility


Our Legacy

For over 175 years, YMCAs have put Christian principles into practice as a local and worldwide charity, through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.


Our Vision

Every day, the Capital District YMCA will create a safe and healthy environment for personal growth, increasing impact through our programs, and helping those in need as a leader and catalyst in strengthening our urban, suburban, and rural communities.

EverY DaY – Growing Impact, Improving Lives, Helping Those in Need


Community Impact

We will measure our impact on youth empowerment and education, on improving wellness and health disparities and on social responsibility for youth, adults, seniors, and families in our community, as we continue to grow the people served by the Capital District YMCA.


Our Values and Operating Principles

Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion