Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
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.