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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 – Small lifestyle changes can strengthen spirit

As you change your calendar from December to January, there’s always a bit of a thrill in the promise of a new year that’s...

The Y – Holiday traditions

Thanksgiving is just days away and the holiday season is upon us. This wonderful time of year gives us an opportunity to reflect on...

The Y – Keep play in every day

The school year has started and summer has come to an end, but we can still hold onto the energy that summer gives all...

The Y – Swimming lessons teach life skills

As a leader in water safety, the YMCA teaches more than 1 million kids throughout the United States how to swim every year. We...

The Y – Plan the Best Summer Adventure Ever

April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers are a beautiful sign that summer is around the corner. With summer quickly approaching, it’s also...

The Y – Yes, Y Kids Have!

With the first day of spring right around the corner, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to shedding some layers and spending more time...

The Y – Mayor’s Community Breakfast is Dec. 4

Each morning when I arrive at the YMCA to begin my workday, I feel fortunate to be greeted by a wonderful group of members....

The Y – Lazy Days Are Here

The lazy days of summer are here, and we find ourselves in the wonderful month of August. We have had a great summer at...

The Y – Summer camps at the Y

Summertime is right around the corner, and there’s so much for parents and kids to love! The season offers many opportunities to enjoy the...

The Y – Getting to the heart of healthy living home

Now that we’re into the second month of 2015, I am confident that many of us are still working toward achieving our New Year’s...

The Y – Treat yourself to the Y

Fall is in the air. Leaves are changing, amazing colors are all around, and there is great energy in our community. Recently, I met a...

The Y – YMCA reaches out every season

As the summer months have rolled by, we now find ourselves in the wonderful month of August. There is still time to enjoy the...
Erika Wood

The Y – Time to celebrate spring

Now is our time to enjoy everything wonderful about springtime. It is opportunity to get outside and take advantage of the nice weather. We...
Erika Wood

The Y – Exercise your potential

January starts the beginning of a new year and is named after the god Janus. Janus is the Latin word for door. Janus has...
Erika Wood

The Y – YMCA out of school time programs

Hello, Naperville – Allow me to introduce myself. I am Erika Wood, Executive Director of the YMCA Safe ‘n Sound. I have been a resident...

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