The largest endeavor in the 100-year history of YMCA Alumni is well underway on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota
YMCA Alumni partners with the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires for major project
YMCA Alumni members raised more than $550,000 in early 2022 and numerous volunteers traveled to Dupree, S.D., home of the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires (formerly the Sioux YMCA), to ready the land, and build the foundations on the property adjacent to the Y's small headquarters building for the first YMCA Tiny Home Village of four homes. The goal is to help alleviate some of the housing deficit on the reservation. The first tiny home is expected to be near completion this year. Future years will see more tiny homes in the village as well as several "twigs," -- small Y branches in outlying communities on the vast reservation
The chapter service project 'gold standard'
The New England YMCA Alumni Chapter has been building homes for poor citizens in the humble village of Don Gregorio in the Dominican Republic each May for more than a decade.