Dr. King and the Y

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday is a day of celebration for his life and legacy, a day we mark by locking arms in solidarity, living his principles in our work every day, and doing our part to pave the road to equity and justice for all. On this national holiday, we encourage you to use this “day off” as a “day on,” to serve and advance MLK's commitment to community by volunteering with the Y in service to others.

Rooted in the Y

Before he inspired millions, before he spoke of a nation built on equity and justice, before he changed the world, Dr. King was just a kid at the Y.


Equity & Justice
Center of Excellence

The Y is committed to become an anti-racist organization.
Will you join us on our journey?

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Equity and Justice Community Fund

This community fund is the engine that drives innovation, learning, and action in creating equitable and just communities that thrive.

Unleashing Potential for All

Catch up on our series of equity and justice in athletics from non-traditional sports, to the Olympics, to young athlete leaders in our community.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Y is a place where people of all backgrounds, faiths and other dimensions of diversity can come together, strengthen community together, and gain a greater appreciation for one another.