The Evolution

The Madras(Chennai) YMCA, India was established by Mr.David McConaughy during 1890 in the southern State of Tamil Nadu. YMCA Madras has successfully completed a century, characterized by exemplary service to the community and relentless efforts towards the development of spiritual, physical, moral and ethical values in youth.

The Progress...

In the eventful years following its inception, the Madras YMCA has been rendering yeoman service to the community in and around Madras with a focus on youth and their positive development, irrespective of caste, creed and colour.


The YMCA has been recognized by both the Government and Community as one of the pioneering organizations working with youth for the complete development of their personality – body, mind and spirit as encapsulated in the universal policy of YMCA.

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