We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.
Strengthening our community
Center of Hope
The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA is the center of hope in southeastern San Diego.
In San Diego's most critical neighborhoods, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA provides a safe haven for kids and families.
- 52 documented gangs
- Higher high school drop out rates
- Half of all juvenile system are referrals into programming
- Higher unemployment rates
- Higher family poverty levels in our surrounding community
The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA becomes the place to which leaders are developed and our programming allows our youth and community a place to learn and grow.
While 68% of the households in our community
earn below median income, no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Each year we touch the lives of more than 25,000 kids and families. But
there are 270,000 residents in our service area. Increasing our
capacity to serve is critical.
We will expand from 25,000 square feet to 43,000 square feet in seven
phases, allowing us to remain open during construction. Our new
facility will contain everything you expect from a YMCA, but more...it
will encompass the hopes and dreams of young and troubled neighborhood.
Making an Impact
The Jackie Robinson YMCA is in the middle of a $16 million capital campaign to build a new Y!
Our new facility will contain everything you expect from a YMCA, but more...it will encompass the hopes and dreams of young and troubled neighborhood.
More than $301,000 raised in 2012 to support youth & family program assistance.
Program financial assistance allows the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA to ensure that no-one is turned away due to the inability to pay.
Learn more about our Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign and the ways in which we are helping to impact our community.