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Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania Provides Food Truck Meals to Housing Authority Communities

2020-05-18T15:08:19-04:00

This month, local families in need will have access to more than 1,500 free, hot meals delivered right to their communities thanks to a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA) and MedExpress Urgent Care. BGCWPA and MedExpress will bring Pittsburgh-area food trucks, including South Side BBQ, to five communities throughout the month of May in partnership with Allegheny County Housing Authority, Larimer Consensus Group and Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP). Food trucks will offer families hot meals, free of charge, to help mitigate food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. "More than [...]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania Provides Food Truck Meals to Housing Authority Communities2020-05-18T15:08:19-04:00

Mark Your Calendar for May 5th: #GivingTuesdayNow and GiveBig Pittsburgh COVID-19 Response

2020-04-30T13:04:08-04:00

#GivingTuesdayNow #GivingTuesdayNow BGCWPA staff, members, communities, the city of Pittsburgh and the nation are coming together to give back to those in need during this trying time. Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania remains the consistent champion and advocate for youth by doing whatever it takes to ensure they have a GREAT FUTURE.  Join us on May 5, 2020 as we participate in  #GivingTuesdayNow and GiveBig Pittsburgh COVID-19 Response, so together we may support thousands of local youth and their families. As BGCWPA continues to assemble and deliver 700 [...]

Mark Your Calendar for May 5th: #GivingTuesdayNow and GiveBig Pittsburgh COVID-19 Response2020-04-30T13:04:08-04:00

BGCWPA is Expanding our Relief Efforts: Now Delivering Food Pantry Boxes & Art Kits!

2020-04-23T22:04:05-04:00

As BGCWPA continues to ReIMAGINE the way we serve our members, families, and communities in trying times, BGCWPA is grateful to be partnering with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to distribute pre-packed boxes of food to those in immediate need. BGCWPA and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank are committed to making sure all of our neighborhoods have access to basic necessities even if they don’t have consistent or reliable transportation. Our dedicated staff is working tirelessly to meet families’ needs in the communities we serve by delivering supplies right to their doorstep! With 50% of our families needing cleaning supplies, 40% [...]

BGCWPA is Expanding our Relief Efforts: Now Delivering Food Pantry Boxes & Art Kits!2020-04-23T22:04:05-04:00

Sabika Virtual Fundraiser:  Shop Sabika Throughout the Month of April for BGCWPA to Receive 50% of Proceeds!

2020-04-20T13:54:59-04:00

BGCWPA is so excited to be partnering with Sabika Jewelry for the second year in a row! Join us for our virtual fundraiser to help support THOUSANDS of local youth! Throughout the month of April, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania will receive 50% of all proceeds from our virtual fundraiser! Sabika is a direct sales jewelry company founded by women for women. Sabika was founded with the intent of bringing beauty, joy and opportunity to women of all ages and diverse backgrounds, and delivers a new level of fun and sophistication to the home party experience.Together, with the help [...]

Sabika Virtual Fundraiser:  Shop Sabika Throughout the Month of April for BGCWPA to Receive 50% of Proceeds!2020-04-20T13:54:59-04:00

The Bridge to Great Futures Gala: Rescheduled for August 5, 2020!

2020-04-15T14:01:20-04:00

Although COVID-19 has altered some of our plans, BGCWPA’s mission to do whatever it takes to activate and advance the potential in every child  has proved stronger than ever! For the safety of our event supporters and all attendees, BGCWPA has decided to postpone The Bridge to Great Futures Gala.  The Bridge to Great Futures Gala will now be held on Wednesday, August 5th at Nevillewood Country Club.  The Bridge to Great Futures Gala will be a night to ReMEMBER, ReIMAGINE, ReINVEST  in BGCWPA and the future of thousands of youth. This exclusive event will be a VIP evening with our keynote [...]

The Bridge to Great Futures Gala: Rescheduled for August 5, 2020!2020-04-15T14:01:20-04:00

Summer Day Camp 2020: No Financial Commitment  Until May 15th, Reserve Your Spot Today! 

2020-04-10T14:12:50-04:00

BGCWPA is here to support our members, families, and communities during these difficult times when youth need us most! With a high level of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and our economy post-pandemic, BGCWPA understands the financial hardships many of our members and families are already, or may soon face in the coming months. BGCWPA is now offering no financial commitment for our Summer Day Camp Program until May 15th, 2020.  Payment plans will then be available to assist our families in enrolling youth in Summer Day Camp! Reserve Your Spot Today! BGCWPA is also prepared to be flexible and meet the needs [...]

Summer Day Camp 2020: No Financial Commitment  Until May 15th, Reserve Your Spot Today! 2020-04-10T14:12:50-04:00

Learn & Earn: Gain Meaningful Work Experience, Career Exposure, AND Wages this Summer!

2020-04-03T20:33:14-04:00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania is proud to be an authorized partner of the Learn & Earn Summer Youth Employment Program. Learn & Earn is one of our youth workforce development offerings part of our Career Works Program.  Our Learn & Earn program is one of the teen programs offered this summer and includes up to six weeks of paid work experience. Teens will brush up on their “power skills” like collaboration, critical thinking, public speaking, customer service and more! Additionally, they will get to experience a mentored work opportunity in our Clubhouses, administrative office, our Artificial Intelligence Pathways [...]

Learn & Earn: Gain Meaningful Work Experience, Career Exposure, AND Wages this Summer!2020-04-03T20:33:14-04:00

COVID-19 UPDATE: Clubhouse Closures

2020-03-14T10:10:01-04:00

March 13th, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and Community, Click to read the full letter. As we are monitoring what local officials and school districts are doing in response to COVID-19, we will be closing ALL of our Clubhouses and programs effective immediately. We will evaluate reopening based on the advice of health officials and school districts. At this point, we expect the closure to last at least 2 weeks, and potentially longer. We are in conversations to serve as food distribution centers. Additional guidance will be given once we are formally requested to serve the community in this way.  [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Clubhouse Closures2020-03-14T10:10:01-04:00

COVID-19 Update & Closures

2020-03-13T08:53:54-04:00

March 12, 2020   Dear Parents and Guardians,   The health, safety, and well-being of BGCWPA participants, staff, and families is our number one priority. As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact continues to evolve, we are cognizant of the growing concern by many in our communities.    Hourly, information is coming to all of us from state and national health officials.  Day by day BGCWPA administration will work to analyze all options. The emphasis at this time is prevention and protecting the overall health of our communities.  The decision has been made to cancel all sports programming this evening, March 12, [...]

COVID-19 Update & Closures2020-03-13T08:53:54-04:00

The Bridge to Great Futures Gala!

2020-03-06T11:43:26-05:00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania cordially invites you to Nevillewood Country Club on Wednesday, May 13 for a night to ReMEMBER, ReIMAGINE, ReINVEST in BGCWPA and the future of thousands of youth! This exclusive event will be a VIP evening with our keynote speaker and BGCA Alumni, Smokey Robinson, entertainment from Nashville star, Dillon Dixon, and a dinner with some of the most well connected guests Pittsburgh has to offer. Join our Honorary Event Co-Chairs, Vince and Nancy Morales for a meet & greet with Smokey Robinson as part of our VIP ticket! As the largest after school and summer camp provider in both Allegheny and Somerset counties, your support is [...]

The Bridge to Great Futures Gala!2020-03-06T11:43:26-05:00