Founded in 1903, the YMCA of the Central Bay Area (formerly the Berkeley-Albany YMCA) is an association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of every child, improving our communities’ health & wellbeing, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or backgrounds, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Downtown Berkeley YMCA is a neighborhood leader in providing programs that improve our communities’ health & well-being. With an approach centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. Our youth programs provide a nurturing environment for children and offer positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.