Happy 172nd birthday YMCA!


Happy 172nd birthday YMCA!

On 6 June 1844, YMCA was born.

Founded in London by George Williams, nobody could have envisaged that day just how successful the organisation would become, now working across 119 different countries and reaching an estimated 58 million people a year. YMCA will be 172 years old!

Our YMCA in Ealing was founded in 1870 with the aim of bringing about ‘the improvement of the spiritual and mental condition of young men’. You can read about our amazing history on our website: