Women, which have their rooms in Central Square, Cambridgeport
This work has certain well-known characteristics in every city of the world in which it is established, so that it is superfluous to dwell on it here.
The branch for young men was started in the year 1883, that for young women in July, 1891.
The East End Christian Union and the Triangle Club
, founded respectively in 1889 and in 1890, are working on similar educational and social lines in the same general section of the town — the lower Port.
The Union is open to both sexes and aims to create a religious as well as a moral influence --it is in fact a development from a mission Sunday school.
Its building is three years old.
The Triangle Club was originally intended as a means of utilizing the energies of young people of the First Parish Church, but has lately been reorganized on an entirely unsectarian and less localized basis.
The Prospect Union, also in Cambridgeport
, is strictly educational in its efforts and is frequented by men who have less leisure for self-cultivation than they have will and ability to secure it. To this institution belongs the honor of establishing, in 1891, the University
Extension idea in our midst.
bringing the enlightenment which centres at Harvard
within reach of the factory and shop “hands,” who have only their evenings to devote to classes, by the systematic using of student-teachers as conductors.
The same system has been working equally well in connection with the Social Union
in Brattle Square for two years past.
In some cases one enthusiastic young instructor holds classes in both sections of the town; more often duplicate courses are held under different Haryard