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 four branch locations that serve the Greater Arlington, Mansfield and Kennedale communities. 


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.

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Global Equity

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.”

To learn more about our Diversity, Inclusion and Global Equity commitment, please click here.  


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