G&A Partners Gives Back To Boys & Girls Clubs!

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G&A PARTNERS GIVES BACK TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS!

For the month of January, G&A Partners, a nationwide Professional Employer Organization, is making a pledge to give back to San Antonio’s youth by supporting Boys & Girls Club San Antonio.

For every new Facebook “like” G&A receives on its Facebook page, as well as new “likes” on the Boys & Girls Club San Antonio’s Facebook page, G&A will donate $1 to our organization.  Each new fan can contribute $2 with just two clicks!  It’s a simple action that will make a huge difference.

G&A Partners strives to make a lasting impact in the communities it does business in. G&A encourages a corporate culture that promotes community involvement and has been passionate about supporting organizations that help in the advancement of our nation’s youth. The donations made from each new “like” will go a long way towards enhancing the educational, social and moral development of San Antonio’s youth.
 

Thanks to G&A Partners for their support!

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Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

 

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

 

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

 

On December 2, you can give food, time, money, service in honor of this national day of giving. But most of all, you can give hope.

 

Watch the #GivingTuesday 2014 Video to learn more:

Give today! Click on THIS LINK and make your donation to give hope to the 9,200 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.

 

Tell us how YOU are participating in #GivingTuesday. Take a video of your #GivingTuesday activities or take an #UNSelfie, and share what you’re doing on Facebook or Twitter!

Download this flyer and use it for your #UNselfie. #UNselfie Flyer

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$100K Impact Grant Awarded

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$100K IMPACT GRANT AWARDED

Boys & Girls Clubs Receives $100,000 Award For Big Impact

Organization is one of three winners of Impact San Antonio grants this year

 

San Antonio, TX (November 5, 2014) – Impact San Antonio will present the Boys & Girls Clubs members and parents with a check for $100,000 and hopes to make a big impact on the city’s west side.  Boys & Girls Clubs was one of three organizations to receive this grant from the “giving circle” comprised of individual women who each contribute $1,000 and combine 100% of those donations into a substantial gift each year.

 

“Boys & Girls Clubs was honored to share our story with the women of Impact San Antonio and are ecstatic about this award, but it’s our teens who are the most excited. Impact is helping us serve them and their families better by allowing us to relocate our Teen Center to the Calderón Campus so we can serve Westside youth 6 to 18 years old all in one place.” – Angie Mock, CEO

 

The funding will be used to move the Teen Center from a debilitated leased space to a new building on the campus of the Calderón Branch. The funding will be used to construct a building specifically designed and equipped for teens and allow teens daily access to Calderón’s gym, pool, and outdoor courts.  Through this move, Boys & Girls Clubs hopes to bring in more teens into the Club for safe, positive programs with proven results. Last year, 100% of its senior members graduated on time and went to college.

 

On Wednesday, October 29, was Impact San Antonio’s annual “Grant Award Night” where after hearing presentations from five finalists, the 335+ members of the all-women organization voted to award a $100,000 grant each to three worthy 501(c)(3) agencies from the San Antonio area. 

Impact San Antonio has now awarded $1,398,000 to non-profit organizations since its founding in 2004.
 

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About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio:  Founded in 1939, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves more than 9,200 members annually at seven branches and 41 on-site school locations.  The Clubs provide after school and summer programs that develop and enhance academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles in youth ages six-to-18 years old, paying particular attention to those who need these programs most.  As a result of the Clubs’ programs, young people are inspired and enabled to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  For more information, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio website at: www.BeGreatSA.org.

 

About Impact San Antonio: Impact San Antonio is a “giving circle” comprised of individual women who each contribute $1,000 annually and combine 100% of those donations into at least one substantial gift per year. Five committees (one for each focus area) of Impact San Antonio members review and evaluate the grant applications to select finalists, using a due diligence process that includes site visits.  A finalist is not necessarily chosen in each focus area.  Anyone interested in finding out more about Impact San Antonio and its ten-year legacy of benevolence can visit the ISA website at www.impactsanantonio.org; follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/impactsanantonio; call us at (210) 617-3280; or email us at [email protected]

 

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Mayor Castro Inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs’ Alumni Hall of Fame

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Mayor Castro Inducted Into Boys & Girls Clubs’ Alumni Hall of Fame

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MAYOR CASTRO NAMED AMONG 2014 INDUCTEES INTO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS’ ALUMNI NATIONAL HALL OF FAME
Other Local Hall of Famers Include Judge Wolff, Gen. Valenzuela, Sean Elliott, and Congressman Castro
 

SAN ANTONIO, May 13, 2014 – Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently inducted the 2014 Class into its Alumni Hall of Fame at its 108th National Conference. The Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes prominent former members of Boys & Girls Clubs who have forged successful careers in science and medicine, politics, media, sports, entertainment, and an array of other fields, while demonstrating the academic fervor, character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles representative of the organization’s core mission.
 

The 2014 Class includes an impressive group of politicians, professional athletes and business leaders who have incomparably contributed to their fields and to their local communities. One of the inductees is San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who attended the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Calderon Branch in the city’s west side.

“It is a true honor to be inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs Hall of Fame,” said Mayor Castro.  “The Calderon Branch played an important role in my development and continues to do so for countless youth in our community.”

This year, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is celebrating its 75th Anniversary.  The first Club opened as the “Boys Club of San Antonio” and was located on Dolorosa Street.  In its first year, the Boys Club of San Antonio had 1,205 members. Since then, the organization has grown to 6 branch locations, one project unit, and 43 afterschool sites that serve more than 9,200 youth ages 6-18 years old annually.

 

As part of the celebration, the Boys & Girls Clubs has been selected as the recipient of the Richmond Family Foundation $100,000 Pizza Hut Matching Grant Challenge.  Every donation received during the month of May will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000, by the Foundation.
 

All donations made during this campaign should be made payable to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio and sent to their administrative offices at: 600 SW 19th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207.  Donations can also be made online at www.begreatsa.org.
 

The complete list of 2014 inductees includes:

• Bill Russell – 1975 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee & 11-time NBA Champion
• Victor Cruz – NY Giants Wide Receiver & Super Bowl XLVI Winner
• Nick Cannon – Actor, Activist & Host of “America’s Got Talent”
• Julián Castro – Mayor of San Antonio, TX
• Michael D. Smith – Director, Social Innovation Fund – A White House Initiative
• Chris Doleman – 2012 NFL Hall of Fame inductee
• Alexei V. Filippenko, Ph.D. – Astronomer & Professor at University of California, Berkeley
• Senator Judith Zaffrini, Ph.D. – First Hispanic woman elected to the Texas Senate
• Eric Shanks – Co-President & COO, Fox Sports Media Group
• Tony La Russa – 2014 MLB Hall of Fame inductee

Previous inductees have included: General Wesley K. Clark, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Jim Collins, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Denzel Washington.

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Celebrate 75 Years of Service with Us

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN ANTONIO CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is celebrating a huge milestone in 2014 – 75 years of saving and changing the lives of children and teens by preparing and inspiring them to achieve GREAT FUTURES.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is a leader in youth development now and has been for the past 75 years. We have positively influenced hundreds of thousands of young lives, preparing kids and teens for great futures.  We provide opportunity to the kids who need us most, helping them to live healthy lifestyles, achieve academically and give back.  By helping youth discover and develop their potential, we are also strengthening communities in and around our city, making them safer, healthier and more productive places to live and work.

 

Become part of our story and the story of GREAT FUTURES to come – give or get involved today.

  • Organize a fundraising event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio – 75th Anniversary Party
  • Get 75 friends to donate $75 each.
  • Celebrate your birthday with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Instead of gifts collect school supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs.
  • If you’re an alumni, we want to reconnect.  Register HERE.
  • For more ways to get involved, contact our Director of Development by email.

 

Fun Facts

 

• Original location was on 712 Dolorosa Street and was called the Boys Club of San Antonio
• In 1963, Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez presented then President John F. Kennedy with a  gavel and handmade box created by members of the BGCSA woodworking shop
• Girls were first invited to become members in 1976
• Officially changed name to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio in 1991
• The initial membership fee back in 1939 was $.02 per month. (The equivalent of $50 in today’s dollars – the current fee)
• Original purpose was to serve “pavement boys”
• First onsite after school location was in Edgewood ISD in 2006
• Early fundraiser included a bet and prize was a horse ride through the Menger Hotel
• Partnered with SAISD in 2007 for onsite afterschool programs
• Embarked AYPYN in 2011 in all Judson ISD middle and high schools
• City of San Antonio built two flagship sites for the Boys & Girls Clubs in 1974, one on the east side on MLK, and one in the city’s west side on 19th street.

 

Kick-Off honored past leadership and began national Boys & Girls Clubs Week

 

2014 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio. The organization has provided opportunities for the youth of San Antonio to become productive and responsible citizens since 1939 and will start its yearlong celebration with Boys & Girls Clubs Week on March 24th.

 

The week kicked off with a celebration honoring leadership with past CEO’s and board members in attendance. Boys & Girls Clubs members performed and a proclamation was presented to the San Antonio Youth of the Year.

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