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YMCA - Wikipedia

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The Young Men's Christian Association is a worldwide organisation based in Geneva, ... The YMCA was founded by George Williams, a London draper, who was typical of the young men drawn to the cit...

the Y: History - Founding - YMCA

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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 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 ...

Young Mens Christian Association - Social Welfare History Project

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The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London, England, on June 6, 1844, in response to unhealthy social conditions arising in the big ...

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 ...

Programs - AO - Christian Heritage-History - YMCA of Greater San ...

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On June 6, 1844, Williams, together with 10 Christian young men, established the YMCA. “Our objective is the improvement of the spiritual condition of the young ...

A History of the YMCA of Greater Seattle Legacy Washington - WA ...

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The Seattle YMCA was the first established in what would later become Washington State, and its volunteers were committed to helping expand the movement ...

Our History - YMCA

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The original YMCA, founded in London, England by George Williams in 1844, initially had a social mission. It sought to counter the Industrial Revolution's ...

History | YMCA of Central Ohio

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George Williams put it into practice when he founded the original Young Men's Christian Association in the back room of a factory in Victorian London. Among ...

How we Began - YMCA Safe Place Services

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How YMCA Safe Place Services Began. Safe Place Services began in 1974 with the founding of Shelter House. To address the growing number of runaway and ...

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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 ...

History | YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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He joined 11 friends to organize the first Young Men's Christian Association ( YMCA), a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking escape from the ...