Youth Development

YMCA of the Greater Houston Area

  • Houston, TX
  • www.ymcahouston.org

Mission Statement

YMCA Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Everyone is welcome.

Main Programs

  1. Academic Achievement
  2. Chronic Disease Prevention
  3. Water Safety
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Houston and surrounding areas

ruling year

1962

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Paul McEntire

Keywords

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Youth Development Family Social Responsibility Health Living Summer Camp

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EIN

74-1109737

 Number

7200106230

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Child Day Care (P33)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Academic Achievement

Help children reach their full potential by providing quality educational opportunities and experience during out-of-school time.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Chronic Disease Prevention

Combat chronic diseases, like youth obesity, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, by promoting prevention and providing health education, wellness and nutrition classes, support groups and partnerships.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,200,000.00

Program 3

Water Safety

Make families safer around the water by providing swim lesson instruction and parent education in an effort to eliminate drownings and save lives.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Houston and surrounding areas

Social Media

Funding Needs

The YMCA serves the entire community; we strive to turn no one away due to inability to pay. We are a leader in character development, emphasizing five core values: respect, responsibility, honesty, caring and faith. Through a wide variety of programs that serve all ages, along with the support of volunteers, the YMCA helps communities become safer, healthier places to live and work. We reach out to promote intercultural understanding in Houston and around the world. The YMCA of Greater Houston can be trusted and held accountable to operate with integrity and Judeo-Christian values. We are an international organization with a rich heritage and foundation.

Accreditations

American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation

Affiliations + Memberships

United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast

United Way Montgomery County

Catholic Charities USA

American Humanics - Partner

Public Relations Society of America

Texas Medical Center

Association of Fundraising Professionals

American Marketing Association

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Financials

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Young Men's Chnstian Association of the Greater Houston Area
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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YMCA of the Greater Houston Area

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Paul McEntire

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The YMCA of Greater Houston serves over 700,000 people each year in local neighborhoods throughout Houston. One of the best ways to describe our work is that we "build the foundations of community." With primary focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility the 5,000 employees working at our 35 centers throughout Houston daily change lives in small and large ways that make a practical difference for people. Over 10,000 volunteers work alongside staff to improve the quality of life for everyone in Houston. Our primary challenge is how to adequately serve a diverse community that is large and growing. Focus is a critical discipline for the success of our organization. While we do a lot of different programs, we bring a special focus to four primary areas; 1.Eliminate childhood obesity and help adults avoid chronic illness like diabetes and hyper-tension. 2.Improve the academic performance of the children we serve. 3.Eliminate drowning and 4.Strengthen families. Our recent highlights include over $30 million dollars raised the last four years for capital campaigns: Resident Camp Cullen, Miracle League, upgraded sports fields and added space for refugees."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Carlos J. Valdez Jr.

Chase Capital Corp.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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