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
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.