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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 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 ...

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 ...

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: YMCA Historical ...

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Founded in 1855, the World Alliance of YMCAs is the oldest and largest ... Driving Force behind the international YMCA Movement Henry Dunant then played a ...

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 ...

Young Mens Christian Associations facts, information, pictures ...

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Founded: 1844. Employees: 30,000. Sales: $3.13 billion (1998) NAIC: 81341 Civic and Social Organizations. The YMCA of the USA is a not-for-profit, charitable ...

Y History | YMCA Twin Cities

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1851—First U.S. YMCA opens in Boston; 1856—St. Paul YMCA founded; 1866— Minneapolis YMCA founded; 2012—Minneapolis and St. Paul YMCAs merge, ...

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 ...