The mission of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties does not live in a building. Every day, the Y is out in the community helping youth and families by delivering programs that support equity in education, health, and juvenile justice. We work side-by-side with partners and neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

The YMCA Center for Community Impact (CCI) launched in 2010 in response to the community's request for the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties to play a leading role in the health and development of kids and families in under-resourced communities. In the years since, CCI has partnered with schools, hospitals and other local organizations to tackle some of the most important issues confronting our community, including disparities in academic achievement, and high rates of chronic disease and obesity.

To serve the emerging needs of Pierce and Kitsap counties, CCI has developed unique programming based on our guiding principles. 

Our Guiding Principles:

  • Focus on under-resourced communities

  • Work through partnerships and collaborations

  • Build community through a sense of belonging and fostering relationships

  • Embrace and model a diverse and inclusive culture among staff, volunteers, members, and the community

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