The first YMCA of Arlington opened its doors in temporary offices on October 1, 1958, after a $400,000 fundraising campaign led by then-Mayor Tom Vandergriff. During its 56 years, we have grown to three branches. Now called the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA, it is the city’s largest provider of child care for school-age children.


To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.

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.


Our core values, “caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith,” are central to who we are. In short, the Y is a cause-driven organization that strengthens the foundations of community.

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