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Latest News from our YMCA! The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving our community’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. We rely on local media to help us connect people with the support and resources they need to lead healthy, fulfilled lives and strive to maintain strong partnerships with all of our local media outlets.If you’re a member of the media exploring a story about our YMCA or an area of expertise, looking for photography or video opportunities in one of our wellness centers or just searching for compelling story ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Please email all media inquiries to media@ymcadc.org or call (202) 536-8394. If you are interested in more information about our association, please see our most current Annual Report. You can also find us actively engaged on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you!Annual Publications

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington Annual Reports

President & CEO’s Letter

Press Releases

June 21, 2019
YMCA Anthony Bowen Street Naming 

September 14,2018
The YMCA Celebrates Welcoming Week

July 24, 2017
23rd Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention Imagines the Possible through STEM 

May 10, 2017
YMCA Arlington Honored with the Nonprofit Leadership Legacy Award

April 29, 2017
The Y kicks off summer with Health Kids Day


November 18, 2016
34th Annual Turkey Chase 10k Run & 2 Mile Walk for Charity “Make Thanksgiving Day Memorable”

July 18, 2016
22nd Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention Spreads Love of STEM Learning

November 19, 2015
YMCA Receives $30,000 from Walmart to Support Healthy Living Initiatives for Seniors

October 1, 2015
YMCA Repositioning Strategy Includes the Sale of YMCA National Capital Facility

July 23, 2015
Luring Thousands of DC-Area Youth to Earth Sciences

May 28, 2015
National Park Service and YMCA DC Launching Summer Camp

April 17, 2015
Cook, Climb, Crunch & Compete at the Y’s Healthy Kids Day®

April 14, 2015
YMCA Youth & Family Services Awarded Montgomery County Wraparound Contract


January 26, 2015
Serving Tennis with Love in Montgomery County


November 27, 2014
A Thanksgiving Race Connects 8,000 Families & Neighbors


July 24, 2014
Inclusive, Sustainable STEM Education for 4,000 Kids


July 2, 2014
YMCA-DC and BELL Partner to Provide Summer Learning Program for Kids Grades K-8


September 9, 2013
DC Mayor & Leaders Celebrate an Iconic YMCA’s Re-Opening in DC’s U Street


July 25, 2013
The Next Great Invention – from the Mind a 6 Year Old


May 23, 2013
U Street’s Famed Y Reopening Summer 2013 as Part of 14W


March 26, 2013
One Test & Simple Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes


November 22, 2012
A Heart-Warming Thanksgiving Tradition Turns 30


September 20, 2012
Teaching Kids to Be More Than Bystanders to Bullying


July 26, 2012
Sparking the Creativity & Curiosity of Nearly 4,000 DC-Area Youth in One Day


June 27, 2012
Shining a Light on Child Sexual Abuse in Prince George’s County


June 11, 2012
YMCA DC Celebrates 160 Years of Wholesome Recreational Activities in the National Capital Area


March 30, 2012
The YMCA of Metro Washington Elects Nationally-Respected Lawyer & Community Leader as Board Chair


February 2, 2012
The Battle against Diabetes: Lifestyle Change Program Offers New Classes and Full Scholarships


November 24, 2011
A Local Holiday Tradition Reaches the Soles of Combat Boots


November 4, 2011
DC Youth and Nation’s Representatives Meet for 10th Annual Youth Summit


October 5, 2011
It’s Never Too Early to Learn About Finances