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Phone: 7195435151
3200 E. Spaulding Ave
Colorado 81008
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Target demographics: We support our Community from the very young to the very old! We believe that everyone needs the Y!

Geographic areas served: We serve the city and county of Pueblo, Colorado.

Programs: We have many programs that appeal to all age-groups!

The YMCA of Pueblo Community Campus offers the benefits of a well-round gym facility but is so much more than a gym. The Y provides child care programs, active older adult programs, teen programs, family programs, youth sports, adult sports, aquatic programs (including swimming lessons), The First Tee Golf program, plus many more! Members who qualify for financial assistance have the ability to participate in all of these amazing programs at a fraction of the cost!

The YMCA of Pueblo prides itself in community outreach programs that we provide to the community for no cost. Every year, we give all 6th graders in Pueblo County a free year-long membership. It is felt that this is an age that a child needs a positive influence in their life. The Y provides youth with many activities that they may not have the opportunity to experience without the 6th-grade membership.

Another community outreach program is our Y-On-Wheels. This program takes wonderful activities and craft to low-income area parks so that all children have the ability to experience Y programming!

Founded in 1883, YMCAs collectively make up the largest nonprofit community service organization in America. YMCAs are at the heart of community life in neighborhoods and towns across the nation. They work to meet the health and social service needs of 16.9 million men, women and children.The Y help people develop values and behavior that are consistent with Christian principles. Ys are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs' strength is in the people they bring together.

In the average Y, a volunteer board sets policy for its executive, who manages the operation with full-time and part-time staff and volunteer leaders. Ys meet local community needs through organized activities called programs. In its own way, every Y nurtures the healthy development of children and teens; strengthens families; and makes its community a healthier, safer, better place to live.

YMCA programs are tools for building the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Longtime leaders in community-based health and fitness and aquatics, Ys teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with disabilities and lead adult aerobics. They also offer hundreds of other programs in response to community needs, including camping, child care (the Y movement is the nation's largest not-for-profit provider), teen clubs, environmental programs, substance abuse prevention, youth sports, family nights, job training, international exchange and many more.

Organization: Each YMCA is a charitable nonprofit, qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. Each is independent. YMCAs are required by the national constitution to pay annual dues, to refrain from discrimination and to support the YMCA mission. All other decisions are local choices, including programs offered, staffing and style of operation. The national office, called the YMCA of the USA, is in Chicago, with Field offices in California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota and Texas. It is staffed by 241 employees. Its purpose is to serve member associations.

International: YMCAs are at work in more than 120 countries around the world, serving more than 30 million people. Some 230 local US Ys maintain more than 370 relationships with Ys in other countries, operate international programs and contribute to YMCA work worldwide through the YMCA World Service campaign. Like other national YMCA movements, the YMCA of the USA is a member of the World Alliance of YMCAs, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

History: The YMCA was founded in London, England, in 1844 by George Williams and about a dozen friends who lived and worked as clerks in a draperya forerunner of dry-goods and department stores. Their goal was to help young men like themselves find God. The first members were evangelical Protestants who prayed and studied the Bible as an alternative to vice. The Y movement has always been nonsectarian and today accepts those of all faiths at all levels of the organization, despite its unchanging name, the Young Men's Christian Association.

The first U.S. YMCA started in Boston in 1851, the work of Thomas Sullivan, a retired sea captain who was a lay missionary. Ys spread fast and soon were serving boys and older men as well as young men. Although 5,145 women worked in YMCA military canteens in World War I, it wasn't until after World War II that women and girls were admitted to full membership and participation in the US YMCAs. Today half of all YMCA members and program members are female, and half are under age 18.

All of our Annual Community Support Campaign funds go right back to the community of Pueblo in the form of scholarships or Community Outreach. We have a yearly Impact Report that provides a detailed account of where specifically our funds go in Pueblo.

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The impact the YMCA of Pueblo has on our community is profound. The stories of the families they are helping were so touching. I know the money thats raised goes toward the greater good of our community and the people in it... more »
This YMCA has an exceptional facility that is dedicated to the community by providing several programs, financial support, and partnerships that affect and improve the lives of many who particiapte in the Y. There are so many uplifting programs such as camp, sports, daycare, swim lessons, and more ... more »
I have known of the YMCA of Pueblo for over a decade when I first met Terry and the staff. The YMCA of Pueblo has always been kind and helpful in all aspects of what they do and offer. I look forward to meet the new CEO Augie and will continue to keep in touch with Doug, Victoria, Lindsay and the ... more »
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