“For all” is a simple but powerful phrase. Without it, the Y mission is incomplete. Our commitment to inclusion creates better communities, a better country, and a better world.
We know that the key to effectively nurturing the potential of children, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and supporting our neighbors is a passionate, experienced, and diverse array of staff, volunteers, and members who value what everyone brings to the table.
We are passionate about our cause to strengthen communities and know that our ability to achieve it begins with reflecting and partnering with people from all walks of life.
Dimensions of Diversity
As a Y, we believe to be truly inclusive and welcoming to all, it is critical to understand the many factors that make up and influence an individual and his or her personality. Our programs and services revolve around the understanding and respect of all dimensions of diversity.
WHO WE ARE
Annually, the Y serves nearly 70,000 members and participants at its seven member branches, seven child development centers, and 13 camp locations across Bucks and Hunterdon Counties. YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties provides over $5 million of community impact annually in the form of financial assistance to individuals and families in need and free programming for veterans, cancer survivors, older adults and more.
YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our communities through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all.
Diversity, Inclusion & Global Engagement (DIG) statement
YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties is committed to fostering an environment of acceptance. We recognize that individuals, families, and communities are diverse, and choose to be inclusive of all. We are committed to developing programs and services to embrace all people and needs of our communities.
To meet a wide variety of needs, we have created Pathway Programs. By creating small communities within our Y, these programs support people from all different backgrounds to reach their full potential.
Hear From Our Members
At the Y, we’re open to all and create spaces where you can be, belong and become. We are grateful to our members who have shared their stories about feeling welcome at the Y.
STORIES OF IMPACT
Share Your Story.
We are always seeking stories that help us show how the Y makes a positive impact on individuals and families in our community. Share your story and inspire others!
Please be sure to include your contact information, in case we need to get in touch with you for photos, videos or additional information. Y Stories may be used or posted to communicate the benefits of the Y.
Diversity and Inclusion Member Art
In Summer 2021, YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties promoted a diversity and inclusion art contest encouraging members of all ages to create original artwork based on the theme of diversity and inclusion.
Employer for Diversity
YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. But beyond this legal requirement, our Y prides itself on a commitment of diversity and inclusion within the workplace. We are proud to promote a culture of diversity and authentic engagement with our staff. Click here for current employment opportunities.
How we foster a culture of equality
- Welcome Week
- DIG awareness in staff and member newsletters
- Mental Health trainings in quarterly meetings for staff
- DIG staff team and DIG board of directors committee
- Global learning opportunities for staff
Nationally, year after year, Forbes names the YMCA a Leading Employer for Diversity.