About the Alliance

The North Carolina Alliance of YMCAs is a coalition of the 25 independent, nonprofit YMCA associations across the state. Together, our 110 Ys serve nearly 1 million people statewide through membership and programs, and our reach is even wider when our communities are in crisis. 

NC YMCAs take immense pride in our work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves. 
•    We provide a place to play, to learn, to be healthy, to eat well, and to give back. 
•    We give parents childcare, young adults job training, seniors a way to connect and children a safe place to go. 
•    We believe that everyone—no matter who they are or where they are from—deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. 



The NC Alliance builds the capacity of the state’s YMCAs, fosters collaboration on statewide initiatives, advocates on behalf of the YMCA’s mission and cause, and coordinates communication to build consensus that ensures YMCAs are recognized as leaders in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.




The Alliance staff team works closely with our Board of Directors, comprised of YMCA leaders from across the state, to strengthen our collective impact on our communities as one YMCA with one voice. Alliance staff guide statewide advocacy and support Ys with strategic planning, best practices and more.

We are better together.




The NC Alliance collaborates with state agencies and statewide organizations as well as local community organizations in support of each of our focus areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

These vital partnerships allows us to be more effective in reaching and serving people and strengthening communities.