Professional Development

YMCA: The Chronicle of Us

ArtReach partnered with YMCA to create workshops for their staff designed to support these five components: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of child development, social and emotional competence, and concrete support in times of need. The workshops also included the design and painting of the collaborative mural at YMCA’s Oz San Diego site, titled “It wasn’t a dream. It was a place.” Over 60 people worked on this mural, including youth and staff from Oz and YMCA Community Support Services.

The Community Support Services division of the YMCA of San Diego County implemented The Chronicle of Us project to empower staff. They provided opportunities to creatively express their stories related to work in social services and their relationship with the Y as a mission-driven nonprofit organization.

Click here for more information on the YMCA Oz mural.

With this volume, we hope you learn more about the issues the YMCA advocates for, how they address them, and their impact on the community.

Click here for more information on YMCA Community Support Services and The Chronicle of Us.