CHICAGO (AP) - The YMCA is now known officially as just "the Y."
The Chicago-based U.S. nonprofit announced Monday that it is changing both its logo and name to "the Y," marking its first branding change in 43 years.
The switch comes after more than two years of research indicated many people don't understand what the group does.
Officials with the Y say they hope the new logo will be more inviting.
The group's mission is to strengthen communities by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.