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.


Join us for a historic evening to celebrate the Attleboro YMCA’s 150-year legacy, as the Downtown Branch is transformed for our Gala event! The evening begins with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres with an interactive history exhibit, followed by dinner, open bar, and live music!

Saturday, November 11
6:00-10:00 pm
Downtown Branch
$150 per person

Tickets may be purchased at the Y or online at attleboroymca150thgala.eventbrite.com