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ABOUT US


True to its mission since 1937, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor helps young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We achieve this through a commitment to quality programs and services in an environment that is safe, nurturing and inspiring. Presently the Club serves over 2,000 youth per day at 13 sites making us the largest private daily service provider to at-risk youth in the entire L.A. Harbor/South Bay area. The Los Angeles Harbor Clubs offer programs that address not only members’ needs but also their interests. Our Triple A Strategy provides high-quality programming and activities in Academics, Arts and Athletics. Our core program areas, combined with our leadership development programming and daily recreation, offer well-rounded and comprehensive after-school activity choices.

HISTORY


One of the oldest Boys & Girls Clubs in California, we were originally established as the Boys Club of San Pedro in 1937 by the San Pedro Civitan Club and John S. Gibson who would later serve on the Los Angeles City Council for thirty years. The name was changed to the Boys & Girls Club of San Pedro in 1994 to reflect the hundreds of girls in our membership. In 2002, we opened the Port of LA Boys & Girls Club and, in 2004, we merged with the Wilmington Boys & Girls Club to create the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor.

In response to the increasing demand and the needs of the youth we serve, we built two High School Centers, divided our Clubs into separate centers for elementary, middle and high school students, and greatly enhanced our enrichment programming. Today, we are the largest private daily service provider to at-risk youth in the Los Angeles Harbor area, operating three Clubhouses, providing programming on eleven school campuses, and offering sports and recreation programming at the Daniel’s Field Recreation Center. We serve over 9,000 youth (ages 5 to 18) every year.


EXECUTIVE BOARD

Patrick L. Wilson

Fast Lane Transportation, Inc.
President

Sergio Carrillo

Carrillo Strategies
First Vice President

Gary Bettis

Bettis Insurance, Inc.
Second Vice President, Facilities

Melissa Alvarado

Community Volunteer
Third Vice President, Board Governance

Michael DePasquale

Andeavor
Financial Officer

Joseph N. Mirkovich

Russell, Mirkovich & Morrow
Legal Advisor

Raime Quick

Mattel, Inc.
Human Resources Officer

Steve Faichney

Community Volunteer
Secretary


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James Artiano
Artiano & Associates, APC

Yvonne Bogdanovich
Community Volunteer

Joseph Brajevich
L.A. Dept. of Water & Power

Gwen Butterfield
Butterfield Communications

Kate Cocke
Structural Focus

Jarrod Koch
Diverge IT

John Kostrencich
Port of Los Angeles

Dennis Lane
Community Volunteer

Steve Lopes
USC Athletics

Jonathan Marselis
Wells Fargo Bank

Chris Marine
Valero

Rosa Pesenti
Community Volunteer

Rick Pielago
Vuoso, Pielago, Spranza & Associates

Kenton Pope
Community Volunteer

Jen Prindle
Raytheon

Matt Sheriff
Southern California Edison

John Vidovich
Los Angeles Fire Department, Retired

Mary Ann Walker
Walker Harding Law

Wyatt Wilson
Spirit Cruises / Ports O’ Call

Suzy Zimmerman
State Farm

COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS

PLATINUM PARTNERS

GOLD PARTNERS

SILVER PARTNERS

BRONZE PARTNERS

  • ILWU Credit Union

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, JPA

Andeavor Foundation

Arcadia, Inc.

Bank of America

Boeing of California

California Sulphur Company

Clean Air Engineering

Coachwest Transportation

Ford Fund

Hub International Limited

J.K. Group Inc. Corp.

Long Beach Container Terminal Inc.

Martin Chevorlet

Maxim Crane Works L.P.

MOD Pizza

National Charity League, Inc. Peninsula Chapter

Packers Express

Palos Verdes Jr. Womens Club

Phillips 66 Pipeline

Ports O'Call

Raytheon

Rock Ridge Resources

San Pedro Peninsula Chamber

Seven Springs Realty LLC

SoCal Gas

Southern California Edison

State Farm Insurance Company

Stifel Nicolaus

Terminal Equipment Services Inc.

Wells Fargo Bank

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

XL Catlin