The Y is where everyone, regardless of age, income, religion or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. And where we all reach out to help others do the same.
YMCA Homewood Executive Director
The Homewood-Brushton YMCA was founded in 1914 and held its first meetings at a church at the corner of Bennett Street and Homewood Avenue. The house at 7140 Bennett Street was purchased to be used as the permanent site of the Homewood-Brushton YMCA; and it has been recognized as a community asset ever since.
Now in its 104th year of serving the Pittsburgh region, the Homewood-Brushton YMCA is a place where the entire community gathers. The Y is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility; and the Homewood-Brushton YMCA encompasses those three areas of focus by delivering over 23,000 hours of free programing to Homewood residents each year through an employment center, computer lab, tutoring, counseling, STEM programing, childcare, a food pantry, and even a state-of-the-art recording studio. The Y’s over 500 wellness facility members can enjoy a fully equipped gym, sauna, steam room, full gymnasium, indoor track, locker rooms, and a multipurpose meeting room. All of these programs provide a stable and safe environment for residents, while also providing tools to enhance their lives.
With an extensive amount of community partnerships, including those with Heinz, Pittsburgh Foundation, Phipps Conservatory, Grow Pittsburgh, Operation Better Block, YWCA, Homewood Children’s Village, Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, the Community College of Allegheny County, and Pittsburgh Public Schools; every day, the Y works side by side with its neighbors to ensure that everyone – regardless of age, income, or background – has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.