Human Services

Armed Services YMCA of the USA

Strengthening Our Military Family

aka ASYMCA

Woodbridge, VA

Mission

Founded in 1861 to provide humanitarian aid during the Civil War, the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) is our nation's oldest military-family focused charity. Since its founding, ASYMCA has worked closely with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill its mission, to enhance the lives of service members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs which address the unique challenges of military life. One of three charities with a relationship to operate on military installations, ASYMCA supports 75 installations across 18 states and Puerto Rico, serving troops and families. ASYMCA provides youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs and services like after school mentoring, camp, early learning, childcare, food aid, deployment support, and more.

Ruling Year

1987

President and CEO

William French VADM, USN (Ret)

Main Address

14040 Central Loop Suite B

Woodbridge, VA 22193 USA

Keywords

military, enlisted, families, service members, social services, military family month, ASYMCA, YMCA, Operation HERO, Operation Kid Comfort, DOD Health and Wellness Contract

EIN

36-3274346

 Number

6297516257

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Military families move 6-9 times before a military child graduates from high school, 3 times more frequently than their civilian counterparts. Due to the service member’s upward trajectory, military families are faced with ongoing transitions that impact their financial security, and their physical and mental health. By offering programs that focus on Youth Development and Healthy Living, ASYMCA helps mitigate the negative effects of frequent moves and the ensuing isolation. ASYMCA programs and services enable military parents and children to make new friendships and feel part of a community. Through programs like Operation Hero and camp, military children develop emotionally and academically, and military spouses connect with others who have the same challenges. What results is improved resilience among military children and spouses, and a sense of wellbeing for the entire family. This allows the deployed service member to stay focused, and ultimately, to be successful and safe.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Operation Hero

Operation Little Learners

Children's Waiting Room

Camps

Childcare

Operation Holiday Joy

Operation Kid Comfort

Operation Ride Home

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Our Results

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Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

ASYMCA strives to strengthen our military families by focusing in three specific areas: - Develop youth through programs that incorporate education, academic and social engagement. - Enable healthy living through programs that promote standards for a lifetime of healthy eating and physical activity, and - Foster social responsibility through programs which increase family resilience.

ASYMCA operates five Core Programs and a variety of other Services at thirteen individual Branches across the country, serving our largest military population and the one most in need, our junior enlisted service members and their families in each of our military branches. Additionally, ASYMCA partners with Affiliates from Y-USA to reach military members in communities without an ASYMCA presence. Specific strategies across the ASYMCA Enterprise include: - Deliver standardized and accessible programs and services that can be replicated from one geographic area to another in order to provide a continuity of service to our military families. - Connect families to information and resources to help them meet the unique challenges of military life. - Partner with local military installations to identify areas of need in our military families and gaps between those needs and current programming.

The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) has been providing services to junior enlisted military personnel and their families for more than 150 years. In 2017, we served 250,000 participants through 1.3 million points of service at 75 military installations across several hundred program sites. One of three non-federal entities that operate on installations, ASYMCA is established and positioned to serve military families, providing programs which Strengthen Our Military Family. Such programs as childcare, camp, parenting classes, nutritional support, and health education help our military family overcome the challenges of military life. All ASYMCA programs are designed to build the stamina of deployed military members by supporting their families. This critical support helps ensure that they remain focused throughout their training and deployments, contributing to their wellbeing while they strive to keep our country safe.

Across the ASYMCA Enterprise, we track whether members are able to access our programs and services, and also usage of our website to help determine highest rates of interest and program utilization. For each Core Program offered by ASYMCA, our progress is measured by several types of measurement, including: - Tracking and analyzing survey data from teachers, parents and children in order to measure progress in areas such as academic performance and homework completion. - Formal tools such as the Stirling Children’s Wellbeing Scale to measure program effectiveness on the child’s wellbeing and emotional development. - Enrollment rates in child care programs, and whether those enrollments increased a parent’s ability to further their own personal or professional development. Ultimately, our progress is reflected in the readiness of our junior enlisted military members and their families to successfully meet the challenges of military life.

Founded in 1861 to provide aid to soldiers in the Civil War, ASYMCA is our nation's oldest military-family focused charity. ASYMCA has worked closely with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill its mission, to enhance the lives of service members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs which address the unique challenges of military life. 1 of only 3 charities with a relationship to operate on installations in collaboration with the DOD, today ASYMCA supports 75 installations, across 18 states and Puerto Rico, serving young military troops and families. ASYMCA provides youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs/services like after school mentoring, camp, early learning, childcare, food aid, deployment support, travel aid and more. ASYMCA is improving program standardization and accessibility, so programs may be replicated from one geographic area to another in order to provide a continuity of service to our military families.

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Financials

Armed Services YMCA of the USA

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

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Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
ASYMCA supports diversity through recruitment efforts. ASYMCA is committed by corporate policy to recruit, employ, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions, military and veteran status, marital status, parenthood, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. ASYMCA believes that it is vital to the successful conduct of business to promote economic, social and educational equality for all. Staff at ASYMCA branches represent the local communities and many have prior military service.