The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is one of the oldest and largest movements for youth in the world founded by Sir George Williams in London, England in 1844 to respond to the challenges affecting youth during the industrial revolution. YMCA works to bring social justice and peace to young people and their communities, regardless of religion, race, gender or culture.
The World Alliance of YMCAs based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a confederation of National Councils of YMCAs in five major regions around the world. On November 10, 1911, the name “YMCA of the Philippine Islands” was adopted and became an official movement of the country.
The Young Men’s Christian Association of Makati (Rizal), Inc. (formerly Young Men’s Christian Association of Rizal, Inc.) was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-stock non-profit corporation in October 19, 1971 by prominent YMCA leaders, mostly residents of Makati and Rizal. It is one of the autonomous local YMCA movements organized in the Philippines to serve the youth.