About Us

We’re the Y. For youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Our first local YMCA opened its doors in temporary offices in Arlington on October 1, 1958, after a $400,000 fundraising campaign led by then-Mayor Tom Vandergriff. For more than 60 years, the Y has grown to include three branch locations that serve the Greater Arlington, Mansfield and Kennedale communities.  

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA has intentionally empowered youth, improved health and well-being, and inspired action to positively impact our community. By bringing people together from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, we ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources needed to grow and thrive. The Y does not turn anyone away for their inability to pay. Our doors are open to ALL in our community.

We are committed to ensuring that our members, program participants, donors, volunteers and team members feel genuinely welcome, encouraged and supported. We are also committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in every community we serve. As with everything we do, we are guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith—values that compel us to recognize the value of every person and to be a multicultural and inclusive organization.

Taking the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA from a Place to a Purpose

Community Impact

Deeply rooted in our local communities, the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA engages more than 10,000 families across our locations in the Arlington and Mansfield communities through programs, services and events.

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Looking to make a difference in yourself and others? Fulfilling our cause to strengthen community starts with passionate, committed team members at all levels of the organization. Take part in our mission and apply to join our team today.

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Leadership Team

Our team’s dedication to the well-being of Arlington and Mansfield residents doesn’t end when the workday does. These imaginative leaders are always thinking of new ways to better serve our community. Get to know the incredible staff that takes the YMCA from a place to a purpose.

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Board of Directors

Meet the dedicated team of volunteers who give of their time, talent and treasure to the Y. This group of dynamic, cause-driven leaders work side-by-side with our team to guide the YMCA’s efforts to bring about meaningful change in our community.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement (DIG) strategies are designed to advance our YMCA’s relevance, viability, and impact as a cause-driven organization.  A DIG approach puts our core beliefs into action that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all.

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Mission & Focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our mission defines us. Together we can ensure a brighter future for all.

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