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Overview The Armed Services Young Men's Christian Association is a non-profit organization providing support services such as childcare, hospital assistance, food services, temporary housing for homeless families, training classes, and health and fitness services to members of the military, their families, and local civilian communities. The Boston Armed Services YMCA was founded in 1917, by eight local men with an interest in military support work. With funds raised by the community, a Boston Armed...
Dates: 1917-2003 (bulk 1975-2003)
Overview The first clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) was founded in Charlestown in 1893. The club was meant to be a refuge and alternative space for young boys whose home life and education were not conducive to their development into productive citizens. Over a century later, the BGCB serves more than 8,000 urban youths, largely from disadvantaged circumstances, in its five clubhouses in Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, Roxbury and South Boston. In 1981, girls were admitted to all...
Dates: 1893-2004 (bulk 1950's-1980's)