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Erika Wood

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Erika Wood is the Executive Director of the YMCA Safe ‘n Sound. Contact her at ewood@ymcachicago.org.

The Y – The Y is here for you

When families and individuals thrive, our community grows stronger – and never has the need for strong community been greater than right now. When...

The Y – A season of light, hope and humanity

This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for you! Thank you for all the support you’ve provided this year – whether you’ve donated, volunteered your time, or...

The Y – A better us starts with you

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively impacts people’s lives. No matter what role you take on at the...

The Y – Strengthening communities for over 175 years

On June 6, 1844, George Williams and 11 other young men held a meeting in London that would lead to the founding of the...

The Y – Y encourages older adults ‘Engage at Every Age’

You are never too old to eat healthy, get active and socialize. May is Older Americans Month, and the Naperville YMCA is emphasizing the importance...

The Y – Gearing up to do mighty things

Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore. Attending one of the Naperville YMCAs Summer Camp Programs is...

The Y – Safety, assurance and enrichment continue

Happy New Year to all! While the return to school after winter break may look different than previous years, one thing remains the same: the...

The Y – Time for thoughts of holidays

Above / With memories of the Annual Mayor's Community Interfaith Prayer Breakfast held at the Fry Family YMCA on the first Friday in December,...

The Y – The Y is Here for You

I would like to take this time to introduce Stephanie Kuzelis, the new Executive Director of the Fry YMCA. Stephanie joined the YMCA team...

The Y – Reflecting on Summer and Looking Forward

I think we can all agree that the Summer of 2020 has been unique and like no other summer we have ever experienced. We...

The Y – Welcome Back to the Y

We are thrilled to have welcomed back campers and members. Our staff teams have missed everyone and are so glad that we’re again providing...

The Y – Help make children safer around water

As we navigate our new normal as a City and identifying ways to enjoy the summer, many families have decided to purchase backyard swimming...

The Y – Naperville, Stronger Together

For more than 100 years, the Naperville YMCA has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of the Naperville community. And today, our community...

The Y – Thank you!

The world has changed since the last time I shared information about the Naperville YMCA. Lives have been detoured because of what is going...

The Y – Let’s Do Mighty Things this Summer

The countdown to summer is on and kids are not the only ones looking forward to the summer months. The Naperville YMCAs are getting ready...

The Y – New research shows young people are optimistic about creating change

Recently a survey commissioned by the National YMCA and conducted by OnePoll in advance of Giving Tuesday revealed that the vast majority of young...

The Y – We are not just a gym, be part of something bigger

It is always exciting to change the calendar from December to January. A new year is filled with potential and the chance to start...

The Y – Family time matters

In today’s modern world, we are engulfed in technology and constant connection, especially thanks to the internet. However, computers, cell phones, and social media...

The Y – Connecting as a community

Belonging and feeling connected are important to each individual’s well-being. Being a part of a group or community helps nurture our human connection. I...

The Y – Family adventure awaits

Parents having the opportunity to spend time together with their children is important for building healthy relationships, making life-long memories, and creating an environment...

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