For over 100 years, children in cities all over our nation have been able to
exercise, play and grow up in safety at their local Boys & Girls Clubs. Those
children saw a world that was better than the one offered to them on the
streets. From that beginning, they could pursue active and constructive routes
that led to a better life.
In Washington, D.C. that opportunity was recently challenged when an operating
crisis forced the consolidation of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Boys & Girls
Clubs and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Both organizations had
people and resources that were extremely valuable to their communities, too
valuable to lose.
The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation provided a grant that facilitated the
consolidation of two valuable independent organizations into one and funded the
development of a system of internal controls that allowed them to build a
strengthened management system that now operates the consolidated organization.
Through our support, thousands of children in some of the most economically
challenged areas of Washington will have a safe place to turn to after school.
We are proud of the fact that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
applied our grant to change the lives of children that needed help.