The Pav YMCA is a chartered member of the YMCA of the USA. YMCAs are for people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes and abilities.

We are one of the nation’s 2,686 YMCAs which serve more than 21 million people, including 10 million children, through a broad range of programs focused on spirit, mind, and body.

The Pav YMCA was formed in 1970 to serve central Cook County in Illinois–specifically the near west suburban communities of Chicago which include Berwyn, Cicero, Stickney, Lyons, Forest View, Riverside, and North Riverside. We are a charitable, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization with the mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

After initially providing programs and services out of storefront facilities, churches, and schools, our YMCA facility was completed and opened in 1986. Since then, our building at the corner of 29th Street and South Oak Park Avenue in Berwyn has undergone two expansions, both within the last ten years – one to expand its second-floor Wellness/Fitness Center, the other to accommodate a handicap accessible elevator and a multi-purpose Teen/Senior Center.

Our organization is an independent, community-based YMCA. Our volunteer base involves about 200 individuals, including our 20-member volunteer Board of Directors. The Pav YMCA annually employs a full and part-time staff of 163. We have a diverse membership of approximately 11,000 individuals–nearly one-third of whom are seniors, and we see nearly one-half million visitors each year at an average of about 40,000 visitors each month.