The mission of the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community by offering high quality, diverse, responsive and innovative programs and services. Our programs aim to improve the quality of life and develop the economic self-sufficiency of low-income children and their parents. The four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are at the heart of the YMCA’s mission and are incorporated into all programs.

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is a multi-purpose branch which has been the primary provider of human services in the East End of Bridgeport for over 20 years. More than 700 families and 4,500 individuals, including 2,000 children, currently attend our programs. Services include homework help, computer classes, recreation, life skills, job readiness, dance, sports leagues, and a full-day summer program.

Amenities at the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA Youth Center:

  • Full-Court gymnasium
  • Dance Room
  • Multi-purpose rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Community Garden
  • Youth leadership programming and training
  • Youth community service opportunities

How to Become a Member

Why do so many people feel like they belong at the Y?  One reason is that no other single membership provides so many ways to exercise spirit, mind and body as the YMCA. So, whether your life is about shaping up, studying up, meeting up or growing up, it all begins with signing up at the YMCA.

We have a wonderful community of people here at the Ralphola Taylor Community Center Y!  It’s a positive, supportive environment where community youth can feel comfortable while pursuing the activities that interest them most.

Although the Ralphola Taylor Community Center Y is not a full facility membership branch, we encourage adults to explore membership opportunities at other branches in the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA family. Financial assistance is available for youth and families with a demonstrated need.

 CCC Y Financial Assistance Application

Click here for a list of all YMCA locations that are part of the Central Connecticut Coast branch network.

For Your Safety

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.