: Young Women's Christian Association girls at swimming pool, Akron, Ohio, ca. 1935-1943. The Young Women's Christian Association was originally founded in 1855 in England to offer support and development to young girls leaving rural areas to find jobs in London. During World War II, the Young Women's Christian Association supported women and other refugees. After the War, the organization shifted its focus to empowering women through education, HIV/AIDS awareness, health, overcoming poverty, and human rights for women and children. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL00034 Subjects
: Sports for women; Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Swimming; Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A Places
: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)