Boys and Girls Club of America

Title

Boys and Girls Club of America

Description

The Good Will Club in Hartford, Conn., circa 1900.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (or BGCA) is a national organization of local chapters which provide after-school programs for young people. The organization, which holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code, has its headquarters in Atlanta, with regional offices in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles. The first Boys' Club was founded in 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut with three women in Hartford, Conn.: Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. In 1906, 53 independent Boys' Clubs came together in Boston to form a national organization, the Federated Boys' Clubs. In 1931, the organization renamed itself Boys' Clubs of America, and in 1990, to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. There are currently (2010) over 4,000 autonomous local Clubs, which are affiliates of the national organization. In its 2011 Philanthropy 400 report, The Chronicle of Philanthropy placed Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the No. 1 position among youth organizations for the 18th consecutive year.

Creator

Unknown

Date

1900

Source

https://www.edgarsnyder.com/images/large-550/blog/good-will-club.jpg

Relation

Rights

Source: Boys & Girls Clubs of America. (2012, September 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:38, October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/TlLGLt.

Publisher

Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana

Contributor

Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Organization

Identifier

Boys and Girls Club, BGCA, After-School, Young People, Nonprofits, Youth Organizations, United States

Coverage

United States

Files

good-will-club.jpg

Reference

Unknown, Boys and Girls Club of America, Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana, 1900

Cite As

Unknown, “Boys and Girls Club of America,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/366.