Strengthening Grealter DC

Our Strategic Plan

a future promise of hope, health and high standards

Our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan charts a clear direction for our association and anchors our efforts in four priorities. Researching and developing this plan has already been an incredible journey for us. With the approval of our Board of Directors, our Senior Team conducted an extensive external and internal scan to discern how we can sustain a positive difference in the region. Our brainstorming session was also influenced by the Greater Washington 2050 Coalition’s Priorities for a Growing Region report, YMCA of the USA’s Strategic Plan priorities, a SWOT analysis conducted by Daxko and the United Way of the National Capital Area’s Community Snapshot. Our course was propelled by what we do best, how we can continue to be relevant and make a difference, and how our community perceives us. Over 75% of our SWOT analysis respondents perceive the Y as making a sincere difference in community health.Every day, we must rededicate ourselves to the mission and extend our legacy. In order to fulfill our vision of anchoring the community, we have developed the following four priorities:

  1. NURTURING THE POTENTIAL OF EVERY CHILD AND TEEN
  2. IMPROVING THE REGION’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING
  3. GIVING BACK AND PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR OUR NEIGHBORS
  4. BUILDING CAPACITY TO GUIDE OUR CAUSE

Building on our 160-year heritage, this plan allows us to leverage our programs, partnerships and presence to engage the over 4.3 million residents in our region. We hope to build capacity around these priorities and energize our volunteers, staff, and the community. Our staff are the deckhands who will set the sail and the anchor to keep our plan on course. In the end, our neighbors will have a greater understanding of the significance of the Y in their community and how, together, we can make more of a difference.

Sincerely,

ANGIE L. REESE-HAWKINS
President & CEO
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

KEITH SMITH
Chair, Board of Directors
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

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