We’re for Healthy Living
The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.
The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
We’re not a health club, we’re a health movement. The Y is an unparalleled cause for strengthening community, because we are the community. Together with you, your family and your neighbors, our movement strengthens Marshalltown and the surrounding communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We’ve done it for more than 100 years and we’re determined to keep doing it.
The Y helps people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn, grow and thrive. Together we use our knowledge to develop stronger, more inclusive communities, provide support for people and families and to promote positive change overall. We’re glad you’re here!
Click here to learn more about the history of the Y in Marshalltown.
Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Diversity & Inclusion Statement
The Y is a diverse organization of people joined together by a shared commitment to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. Ys are led by staff and volunteers who intentionally and continuously strive to promote an inclusive organizational culture that values diversity, strengthens inclusion, and builds global community in the Marshalltown area, the State of Iowa, the U.S. and abroad. By prioritizing diversity and inclusion, we seek to ensure that all segments of society have access to the Y and feel welcome and fully engaged as participants, members, staff, and volunteers. The Y is a force for building bridges among all people to advance our cause of strengthening community.
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