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BGCSA Recognized as Bank of America’s 2017 Neighborhood Builder

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BGCSA Recognized as Bank of America’s 2017 Neighborhood Builder

Since 2004, through Neighborhood Builders, Bank of America has partnered with 13 San Antonio nonprofits, investing $2.6 million to help them scale and improve services and programs serving the community.  Neighborhood Builders is a signature demonstration of the bank’s efforts to build thriving communities by advancing economic mobility through a focus on workforce development, community development and basic needs.

For the past 78 years, it’s no secret that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio (BGCSA) inspires youth to achieve their full potential in a safe, positive environment that promotes education, health and character development. It is because of this transformational work in San Antonio that they have been honored as a Bank of America 2017 Neighborhood Builder®, a unique program that provides a combination of $200,000 in flexible funding, leadership development training, a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and the opportunity to access capital in order to expand their impact in the community.


Even the staff friendships are important to me. Mr. Derrick (a youth development professional) is like the older brother I never had. He keeps me honest and if I do something wrong, he tells me so I get a chance to fix it. 

Growing up with a father in the Navy Reserves meant that sometimes I didn’t see him for stretches at a time. I know his absence helped me relate with Club kids who didn’t have two parents at home or who had trouble with their parents. Sometimes it gave me a chance to be an older brother figure to them. I also think being a military kid has made me more independent.” 

Your support will give more military youth like Steven the chance to start their great futures. It will give them a safe place to connect with role models and make friends, a quiet place to do homework, and a support network that keeps them returning to the Club. 

You can help more kids begin their great futures at the Club with your tax-deductible year-end gift today. 

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