Club History

About Us
Club History

The Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley was established in December 1966 by a small group of local and community business leaders.  Recognizing the sore lack of recreational and social services for youth in the northeast San Fernando Valley (Pacoima), the concerned leaders committed initial funding and generated a joint grant from the Boys & Girls Clubs of American and the Southern California Boys Club Foundation.  The Club began its operations in Pacoima, in a 300-square-foot storefront space.  In May of 1968, under the leadership and direction of its President/CEO and with the vision and support of the Board of Directors, the momentum needed for the Club's growth began.  To date, the Club is the oldest not-for-profit full service youth agency in Pacoima, operating out of a 30,000-square-foot complex.  

For 50 years, the Club has been in the forefront of youth development in the impoverished community of Pacoima, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances.  The Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys whom other youth agencies failed to reach.  The Club is dedicated to ensuring that our community's disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

Our longevity in the community is an important characteristic that allows us to have effective programs.  The Club has always been in compliance in meeting funding source requirements, both internally and with grantors; this is reflected in the Club's annual audit.  The Club has generated funding through special events, government grants, and individual and corporate donations.

The Club's Future

Our Club is constantly working to improve our facilities and programs to fit the needs of the youth and families we serve in the San Fernando Valley.  We are currently seeking funds to expand our campus in order to accommodate the growing demands of our services.

Pictured above, the proposed expansion is shown in yellow, while the existing building is in grey and white and the outdoor spaces are in green.

If you would like to support our Capital Campaign, please contact Nicole Chase at nicole.chase@bgcsfv.org or 818-896-5261.
Members pose for a group photo in the Club.
Members play strategy games with an adult volunteer mentor.
Teen members at the Mayor's Civic Youth Council.
Members learn about archaeology by participating in a mock dig.
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