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Meet Kevin Washington, President and CEO of the Y of the USA

President and CEO of the Y of the USA

 A 40 year YMCA professional, Kevin Washington is the 14th person and first African American to lead the Y in the United States. He came to YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) in February 2015 from the YMCA of Greater Boston, where as President and CEO from 2010 to 2014 he expanded membership and access by reducing rates, increased diversity and engagement among the Board of Directors to better reflect the community and implemented a childhood-education quality initiative that benefits thousands of children and families throughout eastern Massachusetts. Prior to Boston, Washington served as President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford from 2000 to 2010. Under his leadership the Hartford YMCA invested more than $60 million to develop or expand eight facilities and camps. He was Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago from 1995 to 2000, and previously held other executive roles with the Chicago YMCA and the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA. He got his start in the Y as Youth Program Director at the Philadelphia YMCA's Christian Street branch in 1978. Washington earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Temple University We all have a Y story to tell. Kevin Washington’s begins as a 10-year-old in an afterschool program at the Christian Street YMCA in south Philadelphia. It continues today – as the 14th President and CEO of YMCA of the USA. Watch the video to hear Kevin’s story in his own words..


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