NEWS AND EVENTS
HOOP SPRINGS ETERNAL - World Record Basketball event.
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 12-4PM HIGHBURY FIELDS. Find out more HERE
Barbican hostel closure! September 2012
Thank you for all of your support and help in the closing of the Barbican Hostel.
Click here for City YMCA press release.
Excellence in Youth Work at City YMCA, London recognised at the YMCA Youth Matters Awards
Clive Tachie, Youth Projects Coordinator and Andre Kpodonu, Youth Worker from City YMCA, London made it to the final of YMCA Youth Matters Awards. Clive Tachie was nominated for the Youth Worker of the year and Andre Kpodonu for the Global Link Award.
Andre went on to win the Global Link Award in recognition for the outstanding commitment to learning from, engaging with and participating in sustainable international partnerships with other YMCAs and YMCA young people from across the world. To see all of the finalists click here.
40th Year Anniversary!
City YMCA, London is celebrating its 40th year of helping young people build a future. We are undertaking a series of celebratory events and one of our staff, has even jumped out of a airplane for us, raising over £600 for a Street Cuisine youth project.
Other events will include a time capsule, auction and other celebrations. Watch this space for updates over the year!
What was it like in 1971? NOW and THEN:
- The purpose build accomodation was opened on 27th October 1971 by Sir Peter Studd the Lord Mayor
- The cost of the site to build was £800,000
- THEN: weekly rent was £8.50 plus YMCA membership fee. NOW: weekly rent £159.00 for students
- THEN: mixed gender shower rooms! NOW: designated showers for Male and Females
- THEN: there was a warden NOW: customer service team
To view the newspaper article date in 1971 and more interesting information please click here.
City YMCA, London a finalist for the Third Sector Excellent Awards for 2010 for Financial Management.
The Lord Mayor Show 2010 on 13th November 2010
17th World Council of YMCAs, Hong Kong July 2010
The World Alliance of YMCA’s is a confederacy of the 125 national YMCA movements that currently operate worldwide. Every 4 years, a gathering of YMCA’s from around the world takes place and this year, the meeting took place in Hong Kong and was hosted by the Hong Kong and Chinese YMCA.
In July 2010 over 1,100 people from 85 nations gathered to discus the future of the YMCA movement, celebrate the achievements of the last four years, elect the Alliances’ governing members, ratify changes to the movements’ constitution and humbly join in worship.