The YMCA in MK is part of the YMCA National Movement that accommodates 7500 young people every night across England, in a wide range of accommodation types from direct access emergency accommodation to self-contained move-on accommodation.
MK YMCA was established as a charity in 1980. The residential properties were built by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation and were transferred to the Commission for New Towns (CNT) when the Corporation was wound up. The YMCA acquired the properties from CNT in 1983.
Milton Keynes YMCA is an autonomous charity governed by a Board of Management, with Board members elected each year at an Annual Meeting. It is affiliated to YMCA England, which enables it to access support and advice from a number of specialist departments at YMCA England while remaining completely independent.
The YMCA is a registered charitable company. The Board appoints a Chief Executive who is Secretary to the Board, who manages the association of behalf of the Board and oversees the staff team.