This week in history: The first YMCA is the U.S. is started in Boston
WGBH - 12/19/2014
The Boston Y also pioneered the idea of technical schools and night schools with their “evening institute,” which they spun off in 1916 as The Northeastern College of the YMCA — today, Northeastern University.
“I joked with [Northeastern President] Joseph Aoun one time I said, ‘Joseph we birthed you,'” Washington said. “He laughs about it, but the reality was that Northeastern grew out of the YMCA.”