2012-13 Recipient - United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

Amount Awarded: 
$ 75,000

Community Needs : Education, Youth Engagement K-12

Project Title: 
Santa Barbara Westside Boys and Girls Club Facilities Expansion

This grant funded renovation and expansion of clubhouse facilities to create an educational resource center. Located adjacent to Bohnett Park, the Club offers programs to an impoverished, underserved segment of the community. It is one of the only places in the area that provides structured programs in a safe, supervised environment during the parent workday. The expanded facilities allowed children to be separated into more effective age groupings and provided more programming for a larger number of children. Collaborating charities such as Notes4Notes, New Beginnings and Domestic Violence Solutions also offer programs at the clubhouse.

Westside Boys and Girls Club: class in session