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Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs

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Causes: Boys & Girls Clubs, Children & Youth, Education, Primary & Elementary Schools, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs exists to further the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs which is; to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.

Results: For every $1 invested, the Boys & Girls Clubs within Los Angeles County generate $16.42 of positive economic impacts for the community. Any and all money donated to the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is always divided evenly among all 27 member Boys & Girls Clubs for use in filling funding gaps in existing programs that comprise our five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

Target demographics: Boys & Girls Clubs

Direct beneficiaries per year: We used 85 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that directly benefit children by allocating funds to the 27 Los Angeles Clubs, serving over 140,000 youth ages 6-18, which in turn benefit families, and communities.

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County

Programs: Project Learn / Power Hour, Torch Club, Triple Play, Keystone Club, Youth of the Year, ImageMakers National Photography Program, Skill Tech and Skill Tech II, Money Matters, College Bound, Career Launch, SMART Moves, SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, DramaMatters, and many more.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Dew W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is a wonderful organization to partner with whether you are a commercial business or a not for profit one. They have programs, events, and a extensive network with the private and public operations. They help ALL Los Angeles County Boys & Girls Clubs with funding, resources, and support with career and workforce development programs which prepare the youth of Los Angeles for Great Futures. Mary Hewitt runs a great organization and is a visionary for the development of the over 140,000 members! Great work.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is an incredible organization! I have witnessed first hand the experiences they help provide to the youth from all the Boys & Girls Clubs. Through the Teen Summit, Youth of the Year, and many other events, they create a safe space for the youth of Los Angeles and help them build a better future.

1 Daniel D.D. D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve worked with the LA county Alliance for Boys and Girls Club for a few years now and every experience is the best! I’ve been fortunate enough to host the Youth of the Year Awards, and the Teen Summit. The staff is always great and organized, and the kids are the absolute best and always inspiring. When they call I drop everything to work with them

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is an amazing organization that inspires and empowers our most vulnerable youth in Los Angeles County to achieve great success. They do exceptional work in bringing together our Clubs for a common goal of reaching thousands of youth through programming, fun and interactive activities, and life changing programs. They are a beacon of hope for our Clubs and the young people they serve. Through collaboration, networking, and fundraising, the Alliance has been instrumental in securing much needed resources for the Clubs to thrive and enhance their programs to benefit kids that dream of a bright future! I am a Big Fan of the Los Angeles Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs and have witnessed over the years the positive impact they are having on our Clubs, kids, and communities . Thank you!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Boys and Girls Club since 2007 and learned to appreciate the great work that they do one young person at a time. It is no longer just a place to play or swim but instead a place to be taught and nurtured and developed as a person. Lives are saved, changed and grown through the great work done at BGCA. Great futures start here.

Mike Groff, BGCA National Trustee and Former CEO Toyota Financial Services

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Club has been a great resource. They have connected our youth with amazing experiences like Youth of the Year, workforce development and job placement opportunities... They ensure all Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles are connected to equal opportunities despite the area they are located in!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs constantly reaches out to our underprivileged children and really performs in helping them to become future leaders.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BGCLA Alliance does amazing work for young people throughout Los Angeles County by providing local clubs with the resources to make an lasting impact. I am extremely blessed to be an alumni of this organization as it helped to change the trajectory of my life. Great futures truly do start HERE.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Alliance provides outreach, a media presence, and fundraising for all of the LA County clubs obtaining donations both in cash and "in kind" that are shared equally between the clubs. The Alliance also produces the annual events that allow the membership of all the clubs to participate as a group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a terrific organization that provides many needed services on many levels to thousands of boys and girls throughout the Los Angeles area. If you have children you really should check for your nearest Club and look at the array of services they provide.
Attending the Youth of the Year event is truly inspiring for seeing the results of this multi-layered programming.

1 MyLifeMyPower

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with the programs, leadership, and commitment to the kids in Los Angeles county. - Daniel Puder

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Alliance is an amazing organization helping today's youth in a very impactful way by providing interaction with all types of businesses opening doors to opportunities that are life-changing! The Youth of the Year is a remarkable event celebrating what these kids can accomplish when someone cares.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization. It is led by first class people and what better way to help your community and the future of Los Angeles by supporting ALL the Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles.

We support our veterans, but we certainly get on board with a great cause and direction this organization delivers.

1 Luke H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The most amazing non profit I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with and being close to. Mary over at the alliance goes above and beyond to the ends of the world to make sure that these kids get exactly what they need in order to succeed in life. Boys & girls club is a staple in every Los Angeles community thanks to their Mary & their efforts! Every kid apart of these clubs will have a better opportunity and a better shot at life & their careers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The LA Alliance is a wonderful organization whose sole purpose is to help all Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles reach their full potential. The alliance has produced countless events like Teen Summit and Youth of the Year for all club members throughout Los Angeles County. Through the Alliance we have been offered more program and scholarship opportunities for our members. They have been an amazing advocate for our club and their efforts have benefited our club members in so many ways it's too much to count. We are so grateful for their hard work and constant support and presence here in Los Angeles!!

1 Mina G H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the most well run organizations I have ever seen. Finally an organization that puts the children and community first. Having witnessed first hand the amount of dedication, time, effort & resources the executive team at the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs dedicates to making every club better, I can say with great pride, that this is an organization that is truly changing LA every single day. Many organizations and initiatives preach about helping better our future and the future for our children. Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs not only does that, but works on bettering the present as well. This is an organization that is continually looking to improve the quality of life for inner-city children as soon as they can. Not only are they worried about providing children with a bright future but they understand the need to help the children right now as well. I have not come across too many organizations that focuses on both, but the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is one of the very few. With so many different initiatives and programs they run for the children, it is almost impossible to not notice their impact on the community. This is an organization I hope is around for generations to come!

1 Jorge M.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

As a teenager in middle school, I got involved in the Lakeside Boys & Girls Club in San Diego County. It was a place where I could connect with friends, play basketball, study and have strong mentors to support me. I've had the great privilege to volunteer with the LA County Alliance for the Boys & Girls Clubs ("The Alliance"), working with the Executive Director Mary Hewitt, the Advisory Board and the Clubs. The Alliance helps to fund the clubs and hosts incredible events and puts on special programs such as Youth of the Year, TEEN Summit and our new Youth Workforce Development Program. They're also a great corporate partner to my firm, Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Attached is a picture of one of the events we hosted.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The alliance is an incredible organization that is using innovation to provide our youth with the tools that they need to succeed. Their programs give our kids the opportunity to experience things they normally wouldn't have access to. They are mentoring our underutilized youth so that they can have a better future and access to jobs in tech and beyond. Kudos to their efforts, and I look forward to seeing their success

1 SuzMcG

Donor

Rating: 5

The LA County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs is an excellent investment for youth in greater LA! They elevate the great work happening in Boys and Girls Clubs organizations from Antelope Valley, to LA Harbor and Long Beach and throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Their level of engagement with corporate sponsors and media is unlike any nonprofit organization I've seen. Impactful, professional and always creative and inspired!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The LA County Alliance brings extraordinary opportunities to Boys and Girls Club kids throughout the County and elevates the work done at local organizations to highlight their mission driven service to young people who need them most. I've been very impressed with their Youth of the Year program and Teen Summit and have heard from youth, staff and donors that these programs have changed their trajectories for the better.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The opportunities the LA Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs provide for our local youth are outstanding. The partnerships and connections the LA Alliance has formed have allowed our military youth to participate in red carpet movie premiers, education and career mentoring, broadcast journalism mentoring, Disneyland trips, and much more. The support this non-profit gives to our club allows us to provide additional activities and experiences not otherwise afforded to our youth. We are thankful for their great work and our partnership!

1 zynger

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs as a partner on some of the amazing events that they do in and around Los Angeles County. I have been so lucky to have been included as a partner with this organization as it inspires, engages and motivates youth to be the best that they can be - and am always blown away by the dedication of the staff that works with these organizations and their dedication to serving the kids and the community. I can't recommend the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs enough!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am always blown away by the great work of the Alliance and the amount of time and dedication that the Alliance has towards the clubs and supporting it's members! These clubs are lucky to have the Alliance who is able to provide some much needed financial support AND fantastic opportunities for the youth including the Teen Summit and Youth of the Year!

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Angel A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The LA County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs has proven themselves to be a wonderful and effective support system for all 27 Boys and Girls Clubs that they serve. As a staff of one of these Clubs I've had the privilege to experience first-hand, a startup Workforce program that exposes our teens to possible career options and it is working. I've never seen our teens this excited to find out what they want to pursue for their future careers. So a big thank you to the LA County Alliance for helping us inspire and enable our youth, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit has done so many things for me! I have been apart of this club for about 8 years know and It has opened me up as a person and provided so many life changing opportunities. My experiences with this non profit and all of the programs involved with it is just full of endless smiles and surprises. Thank you to Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club for molding me into this person that I am today and for guiding me to a positive path! You guys gave me a family and that is something I will forever be grateful for :)

Matthew N.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The LA County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is an amazing organization that brings together Boys & Girls Clubs across Los Angeles County to empower individual Clubs in their mission and create opportunities for youth that Clubs cannot do on their own. The power of the network magnifies the work of the Clubs. By mobilizing resources across the region the Boys & Girls Club mission, "to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, and responsible citizens" is achieved on a deeper level and grander scale for youth across LA. As the CEO of a local Boys & Girls Club I depend on the Alliance to connect me to the larger LA community, support our organization in our local efforts, and advocate for our youth.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Club is undoubtedly one of the best non-profits I've had the pleasure of collaborating with in my professional career. This is due in sole part to the non-profit's unwavering commitment to helping kids and teens throughout Los Angeles county reach their highest potential. Mary Hewitt -- the Executive Director of the non-profit -- is a rock star. Mary is one of the key stakeholders in The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Club and her leadership is what elevates the organization's mission. Mary's passion for helping those kids and teens is what drives innovative ideas in the organization, which in turn helps innovate sustainable programs to help these youth. I look forward to the our continued partnership with The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Club.
-Daniela Beas, Senior Marketing Manager, WSS

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The LA Alliance does a beautiful job connecting the 21 Boys & Girls Club organizations covering L.A. County. The Alliance increases the awareness of the programs and activities at the various clubhouses. It certainly helps with fundraising efforts especially with major donors like Disney, Bank of America, ABC7, NBC4, etc. They promote some wonderful Special events that I enjoy attending. The Annual Teen Summit at UCLA will attract over 1,200 teens from all 21 B & G Club organizations. A full day of sessions, guest speakers, entertainment and lunch. I also enjoy the Annual Youth of the Year Awards at The NOVO Theater (LA Live). All 21 Clubs Youth of the Tears are honored. The Alliance ensures all young people reach their full potential as a caring, productive and responsible citizen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience has been that the Boys and Girls Clubs performs a needed service in providing a safe facility with tutors for under-served youths. The Clubs provide a nurturing atmosphere for after school activities, studying and homework with caring personnel trained to assist the student in reaching his highest potential. The Clubs have a history of success exemplified by famous men and women who are in politics, the arts and commerce.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer last year for the Annual Teen Summit held at the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks. The Event offered wonderful opportunities for the kids to learn and participate in classes they would never be exposed to in any other setting.

I look forward to volunteering this year Saturday, November 3rd at UCLA for a fun and positive event that will impact the lives of the kids for years to come. A trans-formative day focusing on workforce development and STEAM.

volunteer

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We all hear that there just isn't enough time to help. Not every one has time to be at one of the clubs to help tutor or do other jobs. BUT, a quick donation of money or items that the kids can use in school such as ball point pens, pencils, notebook paper or other items that Middle school and high school students use daily would be a great help. While you are shopping for your own needs at Staples or another store, pick up some extra items and just drop them off at your local Boys and Girls club. Keep the kids off the street and help them NOT join a gang with your help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fabulous organization who works tirelessly to improve the lives of 140,000 youth in Los Angeles County. This organization works with many stakeholders in the community including local government, corporate, and other non-profit companies to provide a better life and a great future for the citizens of tomorrow.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization which assists all local LA County Boys and Girls Clubs in awareness, marketing, fundraising, and event production. With partners like Disney, Toyota, ABC7, NBC4, Pacific Youth Foundation, WSS, and more, it is obvious this is a wonderful group.

The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is made up of 27 Boys & Girls Club organizations serving over 140,000 youth ages 6-18 throughout Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is a unified and collaborative force representing all 27 Clubs with the purpose of securing resources, marketing, and financial support to further the efforts of individual Clubs and increase the impact and reach in their communities.

There are over 360,000 non profit organizations in LA County and it is comforting to know that this organization which has been around for over 100 years, focuses on the development and the future of our LA YOUTH! Kudos to the people who head this group and hopefully all people can get involved with such a worthy organization

Advisor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the work of the Boys and Girls Clubs last fall and quickly became an avid fan. The work being done is truly amazing and the clubs make such a substantial impact on the lives of their club members. Their focus on academics, healthy lifestyles, and athletics is right on target. The clubs provide a safe, supportive environment for the children to thrive.
The LA County Alliance, lead by the exceptional Mary Hewitt, provides inter-county coordination between the 27 LA based clubs which through their 140 locations provide support for 140,000 children.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The LA Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is a terrific organization to work with. For my company that engages in various community outreach programs, projects, and activities in LA County, the LA Alliance delivers "top-notch" service in helping us meet our business goals and objectives while providing a meaningful service back to the community. They help us identify the right Boys & Girls Club (s) for the right opportunity. The Executive Team led by Mary Hewitt is professional, responsive, and extremely passionate about making a positive and long lasting impact on the lives of over 100,000 kids that are served through the 27 LA County Boys & Girls Clubs. If you are looking to partner with a charitable organization focusing on youth empowerment through a variety of programs and services, and that have a proven track record of great success in helping our underserved kids become productive, successful citizens, I highly recommend the LA Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs.

Summer W.

Board Member

Rating: 2

The LA County Alliance is always working hard and generating new ideas to support the Boys and Girls Clubs. I am looking forward to the annual Teen Summit where the kids are exposed to so much information about empowerment, eduation, careers etc.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The LA County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs is an extraordinary organization! Their passion, drive and commitment to serve and develop the youth in their communities is unquestionable. Key to their success is connecting, representing and engaging local and regional businesses with and for the development of young adults. The LA County Alliance and Mary Hewitt hit the mark!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Boys and Girls Club LA County Alliance has brought so much to so many deserving kids in Southern California. It is so refreshing to see an organization that takes sponsorship dollars and truly spreads it across the groups that make up their alliance. This means these children are getting opportunities that they would not have otherwise gotten had it not been for the individuals that go out on their behalf to secure sponsorships and programming for events, the people that work with the children every day, the volunteers that give their time for various causes and each and every person that donates money to the cause. I look forward to seeing the fruits of all of this labor and love as these children enter the world with knowledge, confidence and the means to succeed.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Los Angeles County Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs provides many opportunities for the youth of under-served communities in the Los Angeles area to experience transformational workshops and events that inspire them to believe in the greatness that they are blessed with. It is important that youth are exposed to educational, cultural and insightful endeavors to springboard them to Great Futures. This organization does it with such a unique approach and energy.