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Social Responsibility - Global Services


The YMCA is one of the oldest and largest movements in world in service to strengthening community. Founded in 1844, the Y now operates in 125 countries and has over 46 million members worldwide. Because of this global reach, we are able to respond to trends in migration, health, economic livelihood and education that are reshaping our local communities.


A Strong Global Community Begins At Home

Our YMCA mission compels us to ensure all in our community are welcome and have the same opportunities to participate and engage. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte understands that we must reflect, engage and connect with diverse populations at home and around the world. By working together with different segments of our community, we significantly strengthen their impact, community relevance and sustainability. From international partnerships and services to intentionally serving our new neighbors’ needs, the Y seeks to think globally, act locally in service to all.

Global Services
For Social Responsibility

DIG Innovation Network

The Diversity, Inclusion and Global (DIG) Innovation Network consists of YMCAs that have made an organizational commitment to integrate diversity, inclusion and global strategies across key operational and programmatic areas to strengthen their capacity to serve diverse and underserved populations, foster community cohesion, and address social equity and inclusion issues.

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is recognized nationally as a leading DIG Innovation YMCA. As a globally minded YMCA, we’re committed to infusing a global framework into all aspects of our work.

International Partnerships

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s support goes beyond borders through international partnerships. By supporting YMCA World Service and our partner Y, YMCA Senegal, we’re able to help YMCAs around the world deliver vital community development programming in the areas of vocational training, education and literacy, health education and youth leadership development.

International partnerships enable our YMCA to think globally, act locally and serve beyond borders for all.

New American Welcome Center

For more than 170 years, the Y has helped immigrants integrate into their new neighborhoods and prepared receiving communities to be welcoming and inclusive. Today, with more than 42 million foreign-born individuals living in the U.S., the Y is committed to offering immigrants the integration services and opportunities needed to be self-reliant, connected, and contributing members of their new communities.

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is proud to be a New American Welcome Center and works to foster an environment that encourages immigrant integration and community cohesion.