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Founded in 1852, the YMCA of Greater New York has a long esteemed history. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the YMCA in 2002, the YMCA of Greater New York published a book entitled "The YMCA at 150 - A History of the YMCA of Greater New York" by Pamela Bayless.

 

The Young Men's Christian Association (commonly known as YMCA or simply the Y) is a worldwide organization with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations. It was founded on 6 June 1844 in London and it aims to put Christian principles into practice by developing a healthy "body, mind and spirit". These three angles are reflected by the different sides of the (red) triangle – part of all YMCA logos. The different local YMCAs are voluntarily affiliated through their national organisations. The national organisations in turn are part of both an Area Alliance and the World Alliance of YMCAs. The World Alliance's main motto is: "Empowering young people" and it is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

HTB QUICK FACT: 

- 1932, YMCA, Home- to Harlem Renaissance legends, such as : Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes. 

- 1947: Jackie Robinson becomes first African-American major-league baseball player and signs on as a coach for boys at Harlem YMCA

 

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    Harlem YMCA
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180 West 135th Street, New York, NY 10030

ICON-Phone 212-912-2100
ICON-website www.ymcanyc.org/harlem
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