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 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.
Here are some statistics to show how are communities are changing:
Millennials are now the largest generation in U.S. History
13% of the population is foreign born
1 in 4 of kids under 6 is a child of immigrants
More than 60 million people speak a language other than English at home
African American communities represent $1 trillion in economic buying power
Check out more facts and figures here!
Since June of 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has given people across the United States an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. June 1st begins Immigrant Heritage Month and the ‘I Am An Immigrant’ campaign is launching ‘I Stand With Immigrants’, a brand new year-long initiative that provides new avenues for individuals, companies, organizations, and public leaders–to take action in support of their immigrant employees, colleagues, constituents, neighbors and friends. Read more.