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YMCA - Wikipedia

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The Young Men's Christian Association is a worldwide organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 57 million beneficiaries from 125 national ...

the Y: History - YMCA of the USA

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The YMCA in the United States Today, the Y engages more than 10000 neighborhoods across the U.S. As the nation's leading nonprofit committed to helping ...

the Y: History - Founding - YMCA of the USA

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George Williams founded the YMCA in 1844. In 1844, industrialized London was a place of great turmoil and despair. For the young men who migrated to the ...

YMCA National History :: About Us :: Marshfield Area YMCA - the Y ...

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The YMCA idea, which began among evangelicals, was unusual because it crossed the rigid lines that separated all the different churches and social classes in ...

History and Timeline | YMCA

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Volunteer founded and volunteer led, the YMCA was established in London, England, in 1844 by George Williams, a draper's shop assistant, to give young men ...

YMCA International - World Alliance of YMCAs: History

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In 1844 twelve young men led by George Williams founded the first YMCA in London, England. Their objective was the “improvement of the spiritual condition of ...

YMCA International - World Alliance of YMCAs: The YMCA's ...

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The YMCA's mission challenges YMCAs the world over to “strive for spiritual, intellectual and physical well-being of individuals and wholeness of communities ”.

How The YMCA Helped Shape America : NPR History Dept. : NPR

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Jun 2, 2015 ... Many of today's fitness trends can be traced back to the pioneering programs of the YMCA.

A Brief History of the YMCA and African American Communities ...

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The first YMCA in the world established to serve African American people came into being in 1853, eight years before the Civil War and ten years before slavery ...