150 Years of the Attleboro YMCA

150 annual report picIn October of 1867, a group of 11 men gathered in a room inside the Methodist Church on North Main Street in Attleboro. Like their predecessors in London, Boston, and other cities, this group of Attleboro men founded a local chapter of the Young Men’s Christian Association in response to the changes occurring within their community. Our founders could hardly have envisioned what the Attleboro Y has since become.

Throughout our 150-year history, our Y has remained true to our cause-driven focus of serving the underserved. From the Y’s early work with working boys and servicemen to recent efforts to improve the lives of homeless families and to provide both wellness and social programs for youth and adults with developmental and physical challenges, the Attleboro Y actively seeks out the most pressing needs in our community and works to fill that void.

Learn more about our history in the Decades of Impact booklet.

150th Anniversary – Upcoming Events

In 2017, the Y will honor and celebrate our founders’ legacy, as we look back on how the Attleboro Y has evolved to become a thriving community organization that transforms lives every day. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the Attleboro Y’s Decades of Impact!

Tuesday, June 13th – Annual Campaign Breakfast, Plainridge Park

Friday, September 8th – Rooftop Party

Saturday, October 7th – Attleboro YMCA Birthday Party

Saturday, November 11th – Toast the Y: 150th Anniversary Gala

Support the Y’s 150 Year Project

Any businesses, organizations, or individuals who would like to contribute to the Y’s 150th Anniversary are invited to sponsor one of our events or place an ad in the Attleboro Y’s History Book.

To sponsor an event, contact CEO Robin McDonald at rmcdonald@attleboroymca.org or 508-409-0763.

To place an ad or to become a book supporter, return the History Book Ad Form by June 5th.