A Brief History of the YMCA Movement


Subject:
Charity & Nonprofit Resources , Not-for-profit Organizations

Description:
History of the YMCA, or Young Men's Christian Association ("but don't misinterpret this to mean that YMCAs are only for young, Christian men"), founded in London in 1844 "in response to unhealthy social conditions arising in the big cities at the end of the Industrial Revolution." Topics include a discussion of how the YMCA evolved to include women and other faiths; programs; accomplishments; and a biography of founder George Williams. From the YMCA U.S. headquarters.

Publisher:
YMCA

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.ymca.net/about_the_ymca/history_of_the_ymca.html


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