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Mar Vista Gardens Branch: The Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center

Mar Vista gardens branch

 

Branch Name: Mar Vista Gardens: Jack & Cindy Jones Youth Center
Branch Director: Jessica Rubecindo
Branch Address: 4901 Marionwood Drive, Culver City, CA 90230
Branch Phone: (310) 397-8290
Branch Email: jessica@smbgc.org
Hours of Operation: School Year: Mon-Fri: 2-6 pm for kids 6-18, 11 am-1:30 pm & 7-9 pm for adults, Saturdays: 9-3 pm for kids, 3-5 pm for adults
Summer: Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 5:00 pm for kids
Closed: 12/24-1/4; 1/7; 1/21; 2/18; 3/25-4/5; 5/28
About Our Club: The Mar Vista Gardens Branch provides services to Mar Vista Gardens kids during non-school hours, where they can get tutoring, develop social skills, have access to technology and also have the opportunity to become involved in all the leadership & community service Clubs which the Main Branch offers. MVG also offers adults open gym & aerobics classes from  7-9 pm after the kids go home and on Saturdays from 3-5pm after the kids go home.
Our Reach: 80 percent of our members come from low-income households, many from single-family homes, and still others are homeless. We ask our members to pay an annual membership fee of just $20 because it helps them understand that this is their Club, and that they have a vested interest in contributing to it as a member of its community. While our cost per child per year is nearly $1,000, we charge only $20 annually. We have expanded beyond our 69-year-old Main Branch location and opened sites in many local schools and public housing sites. Thanks to our eight Club locations, we can reach young people who may be unable to travel to our Main Branch location on a regular basis.
About Our Programs:  We offer programs in the following areas:

  •  Character & Leadership – Keystone, Torch Club, Youth of the Year
  • Education & Career – Be Great Graduate, Club Tech, CollegeBound, L3: Learn, Laugh, Love, Power Hour
  • Health & Life Skills – NetSmartz, Passport to Manhood, SMART Girls
  • The Arts – Digital Art Suite & Festivals, Music Education, National Fine Arts Exhibit
  • Sports, Fitness & Recreation – Biddy Basketball League, Triple Play: Healthy Habits
  • Specialized Initiatives – Family PLUS, Leaders In Training (L.I.T.)

In addition, MVG offers open gym, aerobics classes and more in their recreational facilities.

About Our Staff: Our caring staff are trained to serve as positive role models and to create a learning scenario out of every game, to nurture self-esteem in every exchange with a child, and to boost the confidence that can be so fleeting during adolescence. The positive relationships our mentors build with children at the Club are a key element of our impact on youth.
How to Join: Annual membership is just $20 and if a family can’t afford that we do everything we can to provide scholarships. Download & fill out a membership application for the Mar Vista Gardens Branch here.
Photo Gallery: Click here to see photos on Facebook.
Calendar: Click here to view our calendar.

 Full map of our Club locations:

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