NEW ANNOUNCEMENT! (See below for more)


At the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, we’re preparing to serve future generations while meeting today’s needs of our Members and our community. Our goal is to give the communities we serve a stronger, healthier Y with focused commitment on Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.

Together, we have completed the reorganization of our Board of Directors, implemented a Strategic Plan focusing on a new facility, integrated new programming and are coming to the end of our 150th Anniversary in the community.

Y-USA Critical Path  The Y-USA Critical Path is a successfully proven process used for Y’s across the Nation working towards a new facility.




The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA is taking steps to replace our current facility. By utilizing the Critical Path approach of the Y-USA, we are taking key steps to ensure the feasibility of a new site for future generations of our community. 



Simply put, it means that we’re planning for the future of the Y!

We have a lot of work to do in the coming months and years, but we are committed to doing our due diligence and communicating our progress with the community, our Members and our donors. 

Thank you for being a part of our Y family, and for your continued support as we move toward this next exciting phase for the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA.




After extensive research, surveys, and focus groups, the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA is pleased to announce that, community willing; they will be replacing their current building with a new state-of-the-art facility, on the site of their existing building (35 N. Booth Street).

Telegraph Herald Interviews Dubuque Y President and CEO, Sharon Covey

Telegraph Herald Editorial


Helpful Links for More Information:

Better Together Strategic Plan September 2017 Media Release


FAQ – New Facility Member Letter

(Hard Copies available the the Y Front Desk)


Local Media:
KCRG – TV9 Telegraph Herald


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