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

Mrs. Sandy Morander

Main address

231 E. Rhapsody

San Antonio, TX 78216 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)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1876, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio has continually evolved to meet our community’s most pressing needs, offering San Antonio’s first swim lessons in 1918, building programs for at-risk youth in the 1970s and 80s, and now responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through expanding childcare services for essential employees, providing nourishment to food-insecure families, and offering virtual wellness and family programming, we remain a trusted resource for our community. As the leading provider of quality health, wellness and family engagement services to both underserved and affluent communities in our area, the Y enhances its programs to provide solutions and to prevent inequities from defining future health crises forthcoming generations.

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
Adults

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

Established in 1927, Camp Flaming Arrow (CFA) is a unique branch of the YMCA of Greater San Antonio located on nearly a mile of riverfront property in the Texas Hill Country. Camp Flaming Arrow offers resident camp experiences rich in tradition and centered on the Y’s 5 core values: respect, responsibility, honesty, caring, and faith. CFA serves an average of 1,000 children each summer, including over 300 children of military families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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

Increasing

Context Notes

Nestled in majority minority communities with high poverty rates, the 3 Y Early Learning Centers (ELC) provide children 0-5 with high-quality licensed childcare.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

*11 local Y's in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne, Schertz, and Cibolo
*3 state-licensed early learning centers (pre-school)
*53 afterschool program sites in 7 school districts, including 2 teen centers at San Antonio Housing Authority communities
*YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow - resident summer camp in Hunt, TX
*Weekly free food distribution at 3 Y sites
*Youth sports
*Teen programs
*Active Older Adults (Free facility memberships for seniors)
*Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Obesity, and Chronic Illness Prevention and Weight Loss programs
*Aquatics programs -swim lessons, Texas Jr. Olympic Swim Team
*Síclovía (an annual city-wide health and wellness event, currently postponed due to COVID)

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

For 145 years, the Y has worked to improve community health & inspire young people & their families through our multi-faceted outreach. We initiate & support collaborations to nurture individual potential and provide access to our Y's for all, regardless of physical/mental capability, age or income. Over the past 10 years we have opened a new or renovated a Y facility every year to better serve the community.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting 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 9/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Robert Oliver

Retired-Metano Energy

Term: 2003 -

TONY CANTY

LABATT FOOD SERVICE

COLLEEN DEAN

RETIRED-JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

THERESA DE LA HAYA

TEXAS DIABETES INSTITUTE

SAMANTHA DIMAIO

BEXAR COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

LAURA DIXON

PRO SPORTS ASSEMBLY

TRES DORAN

KPMP LLP

ANN MARIE ESPARZA

SECURITY SERVICE FCU

JIM HAMER

RETIRED

MANISH KAPOOR

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STAN MCCORMICK

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BRAD MCDONALD

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ROBERT OLIVER

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FRANK ROBLES

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BRADLEY TRAGORD

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BRUCE TOPPIN

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BILL DAY

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JOHN MATEY

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/15/2021

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Data
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.