The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is one Chicagoland's largest community-based organizations with 208,000+ members across 22 centers in seven counties. The Y also offers day and resident camps, supportive housing, and a range of programs designed to develop strong children, families, and communities through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living.

The Y initially brought me in to freelance for six weeks while the VP of marketing communications was out on leave. Due to the sheer volume of articles, ads, blog posts, web content, direct mail pieces, and marketing collateral required of this already lean team on a daily basis, I ended up staying for seven months. 


DESIGNER / Brittany Butkiewicz



"YMCA Community Schools Present 5th Annual Dance-Off at the Chicago Cultural Center," February 25, 2016

"International Space Station research advances heart health on Earth," February 15, 2016

"How to stay heart-healthy at every age," February 8, 2016

"Vocalo’s The Barber Shop Show talks with the Y’s Story Squad about community violence," February 2, 2016

"NPR’s All Things Considered draws national attention to Urban Warriors," January 26, 2016

"Pro Tips: How are YMCA trainers beating the winter blues?" January 2, 2016

"Is your fitness resolution an empty promise? Let’s change that." December 28, 2015

"Member Spotlight - Meet Ami Trosley," December 21, 2015

"YSVP’s Story Squad Showcase supports family healing and community conversations," December 16, 2015

"Pro Tips: How are YMCA trainers beating the winter blues?" December 15, 2015

"The Y. So Much More™ 2015 Recognition Dinner raises $1 million for children and families," November 2, 2015

"High schoolers who volunteer are more likely to graduate college," October 6, 2015

"Early detection is key to breast cancer prevention," October 5, 2015

"YMCA's 11th Annual Summer Games sponsored by Goldman Sachs were the best yet!" September 25, 2015

"Continued learning opportunities in after school programs are essential for youth development," September 22, 2015

"Governor Rauner’s Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Convenes at YSVP Headquarters," September 11, 2015

Early learning programs strengthen academic readiness," August 27, 2015

"Back 2 School Illinois donates supplies for thousands of underserved students," August 18, 2015


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