The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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World Service

The World Service campaign directly impacts people and changes lives around the world.

Impact Around The Globe

World Service began as the YMCA Foreign Service in 1889. By the turn of the 20th century, North American YMCAs were sending directors and workers to countries around the world that had asked for assistance. This "foreign work" as it was called, was the origin of World Service.

World Service, a part of the YMCA of the USA International Group, continues to impact millions of people worldwide by raising awareness of and financial support for the powerful work of the global YMCA organization.