About the Downtown Seattle Y
The Downtown YMCA has been a part of the Seattle landscape for almost as long as Seattle has been a city. First incorporated in 1876 by Dexter Horton and other prominent city leaders, the Y has continued to grow and adapt in order to meet the evolving needs of a growing city. The Downtown Seattle YMCA continues to be the place where anyone from every walk of life can find a safe community, and where anyone—regardless of income or background—can access the resources they need to live healthy and happy lives.
Serving Our Community
The Downtown Seattle Branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle serves the Downtown, Belltown, First Hill, Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. It is also home to the administrative offices of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Camping Services, Accelerator YMCA, and Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum.
Our History is Seattle’s History
Founded in 1876, The Downtown Seattle YMCA is the oldest fitness and wellness facility in the Northwest.
Downtown Seattle Y Staff & Board
Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve.
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District Director, Membership
Healthy Living Director
Steve Kelly, Interim Chair
More from the Downtown Seattle Y
Are you interested in coaching? Want to help with youth programs for a volunteer opportunity your whole family can participate in? When we all join, we rise together!
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We Appreciate Your Support
Every year, we rely on donations to help ensure that all of the people in our community can access our services. There are lots of ways you can give, and we’re grateful for your help.