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Alembic Community Development

Buffalo Wild Wings

Carver Bank

Harlem CDC

Harlem Haberdashery

ISBG International Spirits &
Beverage Group

Monadnock Development LLC

Morgan Stanley

Raiford, Roman & Associates


Sundae Sermon

United Federation of Teachers


Convent Avenue Baptist Church

Darrell Crate & Amy McFarland


Heritage Health & Housing

Soleil Caterers

Southern Wines & Spirits


Peter Gioello

Columbia University Medical School

George W. Ilchert

Patricia Stack

National Development Council


Franz James Floral Boutique

Grace Offutt

Harlem Commonwealth Council

Harlem Park to Park

Amir Kirkwood

Lavish Lifestyles

Shirley Lewis

Sebastian Bretschneider

Goldstein Hall PLLC

Natan Shklyar

Steering Committee

Patricia Stack

Elois Dupree

Beverly Gilchrist

Mary Healey

Shirley Lewis

Tom O’Brien

BGCH Board of Directors

Christopher Watler


Pi-Isis Ankhra

1st Vice Chair

Gregory Smiley

2nd Vice Chair

Mary Healey


Beverly Gilchrist


Irene Scanlon

Corresponding Secretary

Alethia Brown

Lucia Cameron

Lewis Coffield

Elois Dupree

Kenneth Foster

Winston Gilchrist

Raymond Jackson

Delores Jones

Shaba Keys

Shirley Lewis

Tom O’Brien

Rev. Jesse T. Williams, Jr.

Host committee

Katrina Billy-Wilkinson

Corwin Breeden

Angela Butler

Samuel Derek Carroll

Lybra Clemons

Christopher Cunningham

Antonino D’Ambrosio

Alahn Deas Taylor

Laurent Delly

Yrthya Dinzey-Flores

Cynika Drake

Dana J. Fleming

Donyale Isley

Wendy Jackson Smith

Dominique R. Jones

Amir Kirkwood

John McGuinness

Angelique Miles

Monica Otieku

Omar Otieku

Nicole Quick Saldana

Leslie Robinson

Larry Scott Blackmon

Alexander Sepulveda

Alvaro Simmons

Alanna Stack Leavell

Paul Thomas

Melissa Thornton

Eishell Tillery

Takisia Whites

Sharene Wood

Nicole Yearwood

José Zenón

our mission

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem is to provide access and opportunities for youth to reach their full potential as responsible members of the community.

our history

Since 1980, the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem has been at the forefront of youth development in our community. We are committed to providing after-school access to character-building, educational programming and opportunities otherwise unavailable to the Harlem youth (ages 6–18) that we service. We foster a safe environment where our young people can be themselves, have fun and, engage in interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits.

our outcomes

Today, over 500 at-risk boys and girls are taking advantage of the programs, activities, and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. They benefit from trained, caring professional staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures, and reach their goals.

our locations

BGCH provides after-school programming at three locations in Harlem: The M.L. Wilson Clubhouse, the Manhattanville Community Center Clubhouse, the Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) Clubhouse.

our future

The eagerly anticipated rebirth of PS186 has begun.

About PS 186

Led by a dynamic partnership of the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, Monadnock Development LLC and Alembic Community Development, the extensive renovation of the historic Public School 186 building on 145th Street is slated for completion and occupancy in fall 2016. The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem and our partners are transforming the space into the new home of the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem and 79 units of much needed affordable housing for West Harlem residents.

projected impact

When the full renovation is complete, the H-shaped Renaissance Revival structure will house 79 apartments serving families of different incomes, and a state-of-the-art 10,000 square-foot facility for the Club. With our newly renovated facility BGCH will be positioned to scale our programming to support children and youth achieving great futures in highly competitive careers in science, technology, engineering Arts/Athletics and math (STEAM).

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