Frontiers International, Inc., a national, non-profit, nonsectarian service organization, is among the oldest African-American national service organizations in the United States. The organization was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1936 by Nimrod B Allen, a former Executive Director of the Akron YMCA and a leader in the African-American community.
More than seventy years later, Frontiers International remains a pre-eminent organization providing community service through a network local clubs around the country. Community services programs and other charitable activities are initiated by both the National body and the local clubs. The clubs are grouped into seven districts based on geographical proximity. Frontiers International will focus on large national initiatives which are then implemented at the local club level. In addition to these initiatives, the local clubs will design and implement programming catering to local community needs.