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YMCA of Greater San Antonio

aka YMCA of Greater San Antonio   |   San Antonio, TX   |  http://www.ymcasatx.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1938

President & CEO

Mr. Louis Lopez

Main address

16103 Henderson Pass

San Antonio, TX 78232 USA

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EIN

74-1109634

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Y aims to address various community needs and challenges by leveraging its rich history as a trusted partner in San Antonio since 1876. With over 40 years of experience in licensed child care, it strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. Rooted in its core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith, the Y aims to serve people of all backgrounds and ages, ensuring meaningful impact at every stage of life. It recognizes the importance of adaptability and responsiveness, tailoring its reach and community impact to meet evolving needs effectively. By fostering partnerships and shared resources, the Y strengthens community connections and addresses critical issues collaboratively. Moreover, through its charitable purpose, the Y makes access to its services a reality by providing financial assistance, thus tackling socioeconomic inequities and promoting inclusivity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Early Learning Programs

The Y Early Learning Center’s (ELC’s) provide quality, licensed early childhood education to ages 0-6, nurturing their physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth. The ELC alleviates the negative effects of poverty and homelessness while building a foundation for future well-being and academic success. Children benefit from small class sizes, group interaction, nutritious food, and educational experiences that promote brain development, literacy, healthy habits, and self-regulation.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Y Afterchool and summer programs (OST) provide quality, comprehensive care for underserved youth while promoting reading and math skill development. The Y’s high-quality STEAM lessons and dedication to reading spark greater interest in school so students attend school more often, get better grades, and are more likely to graduate on time. Each OST site dedicates one hour of reading and/or homework assistance a day per school district mandates and Y program staff members lead engaging STEAM enrichment activities weekly. Because children cannot learn until their basic needs are met, Y OST programs provide nutritious meals (dinner and snack) daily, and breakfast, lunch and snack during the summer months.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Y Youth Sports provides kids with strong physical skills and develops children who are well-balanced and confident. The Y’s balanced and creative approach to coaching has a positive impact on the child that goes far beyond the soccer field, providing character values of respect, honesty, responsibility, and caring in youth and empowering children to reach their full potential.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The YMCA considers it our responsibility to prevent drownings and teach all people how to be safe around water. Texas has one of the highest drowning rates in the country; there have been 79 fatal drownings in Texas in 2018. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14 years. Funding ensures the Y has the capacity to teach over 5,000 youth and families how to swim and ensure the safety of over 11,600 families who use Y pool facilities.

Population(s) Served

The YMCA’s Healthy Living programs through the Y Living Center are family-based health and wellness programs targeting the prevention of chronic disease, obesity, and diabetes, engaging individuals and families to make lifestyle changes through nutrition education, physical activity, and a culture of accountability, support, and success.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In order to meet the long term goal of Seniors are healthy, engaged and independent, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio will provide low-income seniors with year-round health and wellness recreation, social and nutritional activities.

Senior citizens will have wrap-around services, classes and activities with free access to those directly impacting their total health and wellness. Daily activities offered through AOA include but not limited to: water aerobics, walking clubs, Zumba, yoga, aerobic/group exercise classes, social events, wellness machine orientations, and educational sessions on nutritional and health related topics.

Through on-going, fun, safe and engaging programs, activities and events Active Older Adults (AOA) members increase their self-confidence, sense of achievement as well as experience a decreased sense of isolation. Through this continuum of care our community residents’ quality of life is enhanced. Active Older Adults experience a strong sense of improved health and belonging through a network of friendships that provide supportive communities for sustained health and well-being.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Y Achievers is a college readiness/career development initiative purposed to help minority and underserved youth to set and pursue educational and career goals, while nurturing the cognitive and social skills youth need to be excel in college or gain meaningful employment. Middle and high school students benefit from academic tutoring, positive role models, participation in community service, STEM and art workshops, visiting local business and learning from professionals, career planning, and college tours. Y Achievers afterschool sites are operated according to the school calendar year Monday through Friday from school dismissal time until 6:00 pm. Summer day camp is offered for 10 weeks during the summer months from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

In the late 1990s, Roberts Ranch was generously donated to the Y by the late Bob Roberts of Comfort Texas Mr. Roberts envisioned the ranch to be a place where families and children could gather to explore the outdoors in a beautiful Hill Country setting. The pristine habitat, native plants, and wildlife make the ranch the perfect laboratory for learning about and exploring nature.

For years, the property has served hundreds of children through an outdoor education program sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Now, the YMCA is hoping to greatly increase the number of children and families served at the ranch through new programming intended to fulfill Mr. Roberts’ vision. Potential programs that may be offered at the ranch include conservation and stewardship workshops, hiking, tours, and environmental education field trips for youth.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children attending Early Learning Center

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Early Learning Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Nestled in underserved inner-city communities with high poverty rates, the 2 Y Early Learning Centers (ELC) provide children 0-5 with high-quality licensed childcare.

Number of lessons taught

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Aquatics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individuals took life-saving swim lessons at the YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of infants, children, and teens participating in Y Youth Development programs (after school, early learning, summer day camp, and youth sports).

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our Four Pillars & Strategies:

PEOPLE
1. Elevate the staff and volunteer experience.
2. Grow member engagement and enhance the member experience for all generations.
3. Deepen our commitment to equity and inclusion.

PURPOSE
1. Ensure financial health and philanthropic sustainability.
2. Grow fundraising by strengthening our culture of philanthropy and sharing our impact.
3. Foster a strong and inclusive brand identity that reflects our commitment to building a welcoming and supportive community.

PLACES
1. Optimize and reinvest in our physical assets to ensure our locations are accessible and available to all.
2. Explore opportunities for growing our reach.
3. Minimize our impact on the environment and become a more sustainable organization.

PROGRAMS
1. Assess community needs and serve as a convener to expand and leverage partnerships.
2. Enhance and improve the Ys programs and services through an organization-wide commitment to quality and innovation.
3. Develop new programs for youth during out-of-school time.

Our Programs Include:
Early Learning Centers | After School Care | Aquatics | Youth Sports | Teen Programs | Youth and Government | Summer Day Camps | Holiday Camps | Mental Health Services | Diabetes Prevention | Health Education Programs | Group Exercise Classes | Senior Programs & Active Older Adults | Personal Training | Pilates & Yoga | Pickleball | Tennis | Volunteerism | Virtual Wellness | Egaming | Inclusive Sports | Dance, Gymnastics & Cheer | Martial Arts | Outdoor Education | Adult Sports | Community Wellness Events

Strengthening community is our cause. We believe that positive, lasting personal & social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. We focus on 3 areas:
* Youth Development-nurturing the potential of every child & teen
* Healthy Living-improving our community's health & well-being
* Social Responsibility-giving back; providing support to our neighbors

* $827,808 transformed the lives of families and individuals through scholarships and financial assistance
* 392,064 pounds of food was distributed at 31 food drives to 3,333 families and 10,840 individuals
* 2,987 campers had an unforgettable experience at summer day camp and $59,349 in scholarships were provided to 190 campers
* 5,803 kids had a safe place to go after school 300 kids were served for 5 weeks of summer learning in grades K-8 through SAISD
* 14,794 Youth thrived in YMCA Youth Sports programs and $19,890 was awarded in financial assistance
* 498 VolunTeens served 10,835 hours during the summer and learned valuable skills
* 7,783 kids were involved in Youth and Family programming at the YMCA to learn, grow, and thrive
* 5,497 learned water safety and swimming skills and 625 of those offered were at no-cost
* 23,225 seniors kept active and social by working out, attending potlucks, clinics, book clubs, socials, and more
* 1,385 individuals signed up for the Ys 5k race series

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Board of directors
as of 03/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Brad McDonald

Valero Energy

Term: 2023 -

COLLEEN DEAN

HOLLAND DEAN FAMILY OFFICE SERVICES

THERESA DE LA HAYA

TEXAS DIABETES INSTITUTE

TRES DORAN

KPMG LLP

STAN MCCORMICK

FROST BANK

BRAD MCDONALD

VALERO ENERGY

DAVID MCGEE

AMEGY BANK OF TEXAS

ROBERT OLIVER

METANO ENGERGY

JOHN EDWARD POE

FARM BUREAU BANK

FRANK ROBLES

GOT.LAW

TINSLEY SMITH

ZACHRY GROUP

BRADLEY SCOTT TRAGORD

UT HEALTH SAN ANTONIO

BRUCE TOPPIN

HOLLAND AND KNIGHT LLP

JOHN MATEY

BROADWAY BANK

RUSSELL BENTLEY

RETIRED-BANKER

RITA PHILLIP

LANE CONSTRUCTION

WILLIAM CRUZ SHAW

436TH DISTRICT COURT

FRANCESCA CABALLERO

BEXAR COUNTY

FREDY DEGOLLADO

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AUTOMOTIVE

MARIA "SUKIE" RAYAS, MD

UT HEALTH SAN ANTONIO

ANDREA SCHAPER

HALEON HEALTHCARE

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and 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 ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/20/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/20/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.