YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

At the Y, we don’t just teach swimming lessons or coach soccer. We’re about youth development: ensuring that the children and teens in our programs reach their full potential by helping them grow—physically, mentally and socially—from young children into engaged, active members of their communities.

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.  
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Company Information

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids ensures a stronger, healthier community for all with a commitment to nurturing the potential of our youth, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

The Y is one of West Michigan's leading non-profits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At the Y strengthening community is our cause. We believe that positive, lasting, personal, and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We are a unique environment where kids learn and grow. We are a neighborhood resource allowing those that need us most access to a healthy and rewarding life. We have a long history of changing lives.

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How many internships are you providing to the program?: 6-10
Placements require a financial obligation of $1,600 for each youth under 18 years old, and $2,000 for each intern 18 or older. Please indicate if you are a nonprofit organization and need wage assistance.: Yes
What transportation options for getting to and from work are available to you?: By Public Transport (Bus, Wheels to Work, or Bike/ Walk), By Car
Public Transportation Supports: Proximity to bus line and details of which line/stop. Wheels to Work program participation and cost.: Our downtown and Mary Free Bed locations have bus lines that stop directly outside. Last year it was a bit of a barrier to get interns to Mary Free Bed. This year, we envision placements downtown, at Mary Free Bed and possibly our Spartan Nash location. I do not believe we are currently involved in Wheels to Work but would like more information.
Is your organization a Minority Business Enterprise?: No
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.: The YMCA has a national commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Here is our local statement. Our diversity statement: The Association, throughout its history, has asserted the dignity of all people without exception. The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. We recognize that individuals, families, and communities are diverse. We value and respect this diversity and chooses to be inclusive through our acceptance of all individuals, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation. While not adhering to any doctrine or dogma, we are committed to Christian principles. This includes asserting that all individuals, without exception, are intrinsically valuable.

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