At the Y, we believe communities are stronger when everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our communities are rapidly changing and it is mission and business critical that Ys and other organizations respond with relevant strategies to meet the evolving needs of people across all dimensions of diversity.
By providing impactful services and support networks, and building bridges between people from all backgrounds, we help to create stronger, more cohesive communities for all.
RACE, ETHNICITY & IMMIGRATION
By 2060, America’s racial/ethnic demographics are projected to shift significantly, with Caucasian communities no longer representing a majority of the population, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander and Multiracial communities rapidly growing and African American and Native American communities remaining stable.
13% of the population is foreign-born
1 in 4 kids under age 6 is a child of immigrants
More than 60 million speak a language other than English at home
ECONOMIC STATUS & ABILITY
43.1 million people live in poverty in the U.S.
12% of U.S. households face food insecurity
African American communities represent $1 trillion in economic buying power
19% of Americans live with diverse abilities
Millennials are now the largest generation in U.S. history
By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65+
SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER IDENTITY
9 million U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
The rate of suicide attempts is 4 times greater for lesbian, gay and bisexual youth than that of straight youth
RELIGION & FAITH
Among U.S. adults, the religiously unaffiliated has increased from 16.1% in 2007 to 22.8% in 2014
32% of immigrants identify as non-Christian
The Y is for all, and we will continue to adapt to serve our diverse communities. How will you help ensure your neighbors can reach their full potential?