YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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About YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Since 1858, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has contributed to the lives of girls, boys, women and men of all ages, races, religions and economic backgrounds.

Whether teaching children to swim, rescuing young men from gangs, training adults for the workforce, providing expectant mothers with prenatal care or serving transients with housing and supportive care, YMCAs collaborate with public service providers, government agencies, churches and neighborhood associations to improve life quality and encourage individual achievement.

The YMCA is equipped to serve a range of complex, contemporary family needs through our 21 fitness centers, 4 year-round resident camps, 7 human service centers, 5 Single Room housing residences, 4 Senior Housing centers, and 1 Supportive Housing for young adult males. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is also one of the largest providers of licensed child care in the mid-west. For 150 years, the YMCA has been serving the diverse needs of each community through programs ranging from child care, affordable housing, street intervention, sports and fitness, and various programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. Through these sites and more, the YMCA touches and strengthens the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year.



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Youth Development Worker, Chicago, IL - July 26, 2015
My typical day at work is setting up the room before kids come in from school. I take out the journals, coloring sheets, and word searchers. Place homework binder and attendance sheets on table. My coworkers come in and we discuss the plan and schedule for the day.

What I learn is teamwork and communication is the key. When you work as a team the day go smooth and everything falls in place. When you communicate with each other your work is productive and operate effectively. You interact better with each other.

Management can be flexible and supportive. Coworkers sometimes can be supportive and helpful.

The hardest part of the job when there is lack of communication. and no one backs you up. The most enjoyable part of the job are working with the kids. They have interesting things to say. They also can keep a smile on your face.


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