Partnerships are an integral part of the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown’s ability to provide quality programs and services to the thousands of youth we serve in our community. We are so pleased to announce that BGCA has received a Community Partnership Grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. They are providing a donation of $5,000 to support our Make Your M.A.R.K.™ program. These funds will be specifically directed to our Teen Center located on N. Seventh Street. BGCA offers two sessions of Make Your M.AR.K.™, during the school year. Our teens are actively engaged in reading/language arts/English and math classes twice a week. Since the curriculum is aligned with both the Allentown School District and the Pennsylvania standards for teaching, our teens are able to be better prepared for school.
The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s mission is to promote philanthropy in order to improve the quality of life in our region. The Foundation serves Lehigh and Northampton Counties and has made grants to more than 600 non-profit organizations since its inception. In fiscal year 2015 – 2016 alone, grants totaling $3.7 million were awarded to over 200 to non-profit organizations.
The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s mission is to promote philanthropy in order to improve the quality of life in our region, serving Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The Foundation encourages collaboration among area philanthropists, and is a source of information and expertise regarding charity giving. Today the Foundation manages 200 charitable funds representing $50 million in assets. For more information visit their website at www.lehighvalleyfoundation.org.
In addition to this year, we are most grateful for the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s generosity in past years and collaboration in other BGCA educational programs. Our Board and staff greatly appreciate this partnership.