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With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is a charitable organization committed to strengthening communities. The Y engages men, women and children—regardless of age, income or background—to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Serving the Kansas City area since 1860, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

The New Downtown Y /
Kirk Family Family Community Center

Construction on the new Downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center is underway! History takes center stage as we transform the historic Lyric Theatre building into a new Y that will revitalize the core of downtown with life-strengthening programs for all ages.

Want to learn more, take a sneak peek at the plans and watch our construction progress?  Click below to learn more.

Join Our Team

The Y is looking for talented associates to help us make our community stronger. Opportunities range from executive to part-time hourly.

Our Leadership

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors working closely with the executive staff to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.