Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club

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The mission of the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive and responsible members of the community.

The Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club was founded in 1944 as the Los Angeles Times Boys’ Club by a group of Lincoln Heights community activists. In 1950, The LA Times Charities dedicated the current building, a 33,000 square-foot facility, including a swimming pool, gym, and athletic field.

Many of the top civic leaders of Los Angeles during this era became involved in The Los Angeles Times Boys’ Club including Norman Chandler, publisher of the Los Angeles Times and Earl Warren, Governor of California.

( Carlyn Oropez )

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