Volunteers mean everything...

YMCA Alumni, in partnership with the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires, is making significant progress in building a village of four Tiny Homes on the YMCA site in Dupree, South Dakota to help alleviate the severe housing insecurity on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. The project also includes building and placing two “twigs” (small YMCA program centers created from recycled shipping containers)  in remote communities on the nearly 5,000 square-mile Reservation. 

Volunteer workers made up of YMCA Alumni members, family and friends, have made this project a very successful reality.  Work weeks – we call them ‘Waves’ – are set for May and September 2024, when the weather on the Reservation is likely to be the most comfortable.  Thank you so very much for your participation, financial and moral support.

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Please take a moment and view the short video below to hear about  progress, plans and hopes for the year. Add a description here.

Home sweet homes

Our first Tiny Home is nearly complete. The exterior of Home #2 is complete.  Slabs are prepared. and homes #3 and #4 are ready to be built by construction volunteers in 2024.

Our vision:

The YMCA Alumni National Service Project unifies the efforts of all chapters and all members in service to our mission.

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Our mission:

The mission of YMCA Alumni is to enable members to promote a nurturing worldwide Christian Fellowship that provides educational, social and charitable opportunities. 

Our partner:

YMCA Alumni is partnering with  the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires in every sense of the word. We are not creating a project for the YMCA, but with the YMCA, based on their needs and hopes. Click the button below to visit the YMCA of the Seven Fires website.

YMCA 7 Fires website