Our December Employee of the Month is our Main Branch YDP Kena Huete! Kena demonstrated exemplary care and dedication during the preparation for our Annual Holiday Party. She took initiative with the Main Branch team by making all of the activities during the holiday season special for everyone, including crafting decorations and organizing a Clubwide entertainment strategy that includes a new Glee Club. Kena makes every Club member feel special and included in festivities. Congrats and thank you for all that you do!
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SANTA MONICA PARTNERS WITH BANK OF AMERICA TO ADVANCE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH IN NEED
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SANTA MONICA PARTNERS WITH BANK OF AMERICA
TO ADVANCE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH IN NEED
June 6, 2017
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica
(310) 361-8500 X 228
Santa Monica (CA): The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (BGCSM) gratefully acknowledges the generous $10,000 support from Bank of America to advance educational and employment opportunities for more than 4,000 youth served by the Club. Together, Bank of America and BGCSM are committed to addressing the needs of young people by advancing financial wellness and stability and providing access to life-changing resources that prepare young adults for success in college and the workplace.
By partnering with Bank of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica are helping to drive economic opportunity for the most vulnerable youth in Santa Monica and greater West Los Angeles and setting them on the path for success in college or trade school, the workplace and life.
“Bank of America is thrilled to continue this important partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica. Throughout the years we have helped thousands of young people find pathways to successful futures and economic mobility through the Clubs’ programs and services. We look forward to deepening this important impact in our communities with this grant program,” said Raul A. Anaya, Los Angeles market president, Bank of America.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica
Established in 1944, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica provides youth development programs and services to 4,000 young people, ages 6 to 18, each year. Its mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, responsible, productive citizens. With 2 clubhouses, 3 school-based programs and direct services provided in 5 public housing communities SMBGC works to ensure every child achieves Academic Success, develops Good Character & Citizenship, and engage in Healthy Lifestyles.
About Bank of America
At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocate groups, such as community and environmental organizations, in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at, and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.
For more information, please contact Vice President Resource Development Amy Donohue at (310) 361-8500 X 228.
The 2016 Annual Report for Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica reflects our commitment to our supporters, the community of Santa Monica and beyond, and most importantly the youth and families that we serve. This report describes our accomplishments during the 2016 calendar year, milestones met, donations received, and the impact our supporters have made.
To reduce cost and protect the environment, this report is published on our website for review by our friends, donors, sponsors, volunteers, colleagues, and the public.
Copy & Design: Tino Carlo
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Mar Vista Gardens Branch
Jack & Cindy Jones Youth Center
Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary!
On January 28th MVG celebrated their 4 year anniversary! Thank you to all the dedicated staff at SMBGC who work day-in and day-out to ensure that our youth have great futures!
Torch Club’s We R3: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse
The Main Branch ‘Youngsters’ Torch Club have been working on their clubhouse service project “We R3” Recycle, Reduce, Reuse; to promote a more sustainable, eco-friendly club.
On 1/19/17 they bagged up all of the recycle material gathered and took a field trip to the local recycling center to dispose. The goal was to see the entire process of recycling and how hard work pay$ off.
Our members collected 11 large bags total for a net worth of $54. The proceeds collected will be used as a fundraiser for this years Torch Club Summit.
Enjoy below some cool pics of the event. We are very proud of our Torch Club members and congratulate them for their efforts and encourage all of our Clubs to continue to make a difference in the community!
Check out some photos from a Field trip with youth from our STEM Mentoring program!
Mar Vista Gardents and Main Branch brought a total of 24 kids, 4 volunteers and 4 staff (Jay, Sean W. Amanda, Brian S) to the Long Beach Aquarium for some fun with the aquatic life!
It was a great end of year trip to culminate all of their hard work and dedication put forth through the STEM program.
Thanks for Sharing!
We are excited to announce that Macy’s 2016 Thanks For Sharing campaign has reached its goal, and raised $15 million, including $800,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs!
Since 2010, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has proudly partnered with Macy’s to make a difference in our local communities.
ABOUT: During the holiday season, Macy’s raises over $1 million to support BGCA and local Boys & Girls Clubs in the western United States as part of its “”Thanks for Sharing”” campaign. Macy’s shoppers can enroll in the “”Thanks for Sharing”” program and receive discounts on their purchases, with a portion of each enrollment fee supporting Boys & Girls Clubs education programs.
Macy’s is a proud supporter of
Just wanted to share photos from Our Main Branch Youngsters Torch Club.
They also received this week from BGCA their prizes for Ranking First in the National Project: Climate Super Stars !
Basketball Coaches Needed!
This election season doesn’t have to seem so bleak.
The LA2050 Grants Challenge voting is underway!