Growing with Houston: A centennial history of the YMCA of greater Houston, 1886-1986 (Texas)
Arnold, Adam Bruce
Boles, John B.
Master of Arts
Since its founding in London in 1844 and its arrival in Houston in 1886, the Young Men's Christian Association has always been a social service agency, attending to the needs of its clientele. Though the types of services the YMCA has offered have changed over time, its commitment to social service has not. In the first one hundred years in Houston, the association's emphasis on the spiritual, physical, mental, and social aspects of life has remained steadfast. This study will attempt to demonstrate that while applications of the aims have changed, the basic goal has not.
American history; Sociology; Public & social welfare