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...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
It was founded in Spokane, WA, at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd,
whose father, William Jackson Smart, had raised six children on his own.
The YMCA of Honolulu was founded in 1869 and incorporated under the laws of
the Kingdom of Hawai'i in 1882. We are an independent, local, tax-exempt 501 ...
In response to increasing popularity over the next 20 years, family lodgings were
built and family programs were started. The Depression nearly brought an end ...