We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experience and strong relationships in neighborhoods across Southeastern Massachusetts means that we are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues including child welfare, education and public health.

Engagement is at the heart of our advocacy work. Old Colony YMCA staff are often found outside of our Y's, engaging in community efforts by participating on boards of other organizations, civic groups and initiatives. Together with other passionate community advocates, we are able to create positive change the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.