Since 1858, the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley's mission has worked to strengthen Eastern Iowa and the greater Quad Cities by providing the highest quality programs and services and ensuring they are available to everyone. Our cause is delivered through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Locally, nationally and across the world, we are a powerful association of men, women, and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the YMCA enables youth, adults, families and communities to connect and engage to increase confidence, health and security.
The YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley has been an integral part of the Quad Cities area. With 6 branches, numerous child care locations and Camp Abe Lincoln, we continue to grow and strengthen the community to bring about positive change. The Quad Cities area, on the Mississippi River, is home to a more than 27,000 businesses including John Deere World Headquarters, Arconic, Kraft, Exelon and a major military installation - the Rock Island Arsenal. We have low cost of living, great school systems and several higher education institutions. Here you can experience a variety of extra-curricular activities similar to those found in big cities but with a small town feel such as arts, baseball, arena football, big name concerts and events, and much more!