Robert R. Dye
Robert R. Dye
Young Men's Christian Association of North America; International Young Men's Christian Association;
Dye, Robert R.; YMCA; YMCA Hallf of Fame; Nuuanu YMCA; Honolulu YMCA; Gardena YMCA;
Portrait photograph of Robert R. Dye. Bob Dye began his YMCA career in the Los Angeles association following his service in the European Theater of Operations during WWII. In 1951, he was appointed the executive director of the Nuuanu Branch in Honolulu (Hawaii), the first Hawaiian organization to bring all races together in a fully integrated institution.During the late 1960s, he was the director of urban development and extension on the national staff, where he helped design a system that could be responsive to the rapidly changing needs and issues of society. He served as the director of the Urban Action and Program Division through the 1970s, helping to develop the National Center for Youth Outreach Workers, the National Family Communication Skills Center, the National Juvenile Justice Project, the National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM), and the Youth Basketball Association. In 1983, he joined the World Alliance of YMCAs in Geneva, Switzerland, as coordinator of program services, with a particular responsibility for the PEACE portfolio. He also served as World Alliance liaison with the United Nations.
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RG 103 YMCA Hall of Fame Papers
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