Keystones of Community Impact


Keystones are a critical part of the design of a masonry arch, holding all other pieces in place. The YMCA is celebrating the Keystones of Community Impact who are working to strengthen the community through their service and generosity.

Stories of Impact

Resource Coordinators, in partnership with numerous local partners, connect children, youth, and families to resources and enrichment that go beyond the classroom wall to provide relevant, collaborative, and community-focused initiatives; strengthening the foundations of our education landscape.

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The Y Marketplace is driven by dedicated volunteers and distributes food to local families every week. After serving over 18,000 meals in the first year, it continues to grow to meet community needs within the community that it serves.

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The YMCA Camp Ernst Junior Board works year-round on projects with goals of improving staff and camper experiences. The board elevates youth voice and empowers them to make positive change. The annual Polar Leap fundraising event is a fan favorite, raising over $16,700 for camper scholarships.
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The Music Resource Center inspires teenagers in a culturally diverse, musically-focused setting to elevate lifetime and academic achievement. They use music education and live performance experiences, like their seasonal Samplers, to teach important life skills and give students a safe place to be after school.
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Numbers of Impact


Preschoolers started kindergarten ready


Overnight and day campers discovered independence


Student thrived after school


Safer swimmers


Young athletes built confidence


Members worked toward their goals

Donors, volunteers, and partners are the keystones that create a strong community.

$1,500,000 connected our under resourced neighbors to Y programs

3,936 donors advanced our mission by raising $1,225,000

2,150 volunteers gave back 58,563 hours

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati