We expanded our summer programs to four locations in 2015 and then in 2016 we added Our Lady of Peace in North Hollywood to our list of sites, bringing the total number of locations to 19.
As of the late summer 2017, we added another location to our summer enrichment program, increasing the number of locations to 5 and we also brought in the Van Ness ASES site in the Hollywood area, reaching a milestone of 20 sites.
In 2018 we welcomed several new club members through our partnership with the Burbank Housing Corporation. The Boys & Girls Club at Elmwood opened their doors in November. We also added St. Jane Frances de Chantel to our growing number of sites as well, raising the number of total club sites to 22.
2019 saw our volunteer base simply explode. How rewarding to host volunteers from Hasbro, JPL, Warner Bros., Car Max, NBCUniversal and so many others at our various sites. Watching these caring professionals interact with our club members is so gratifying. It’s hard to tell who has more fun, the kids or the grown-ups. We also were able to open up a second site with the Burbank Housing Corporation, the Boys & Girls Club/Peyton Grismer. We are currently at 23 total sites.
2020 has been challenging, having to cope with Covid-19. We continue to find new, creative ways to offer our enrichment programs to the youth of our community.
Each new year brings opportunities for the Club and yet, at its heart, the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and GEV is still a place for our (bigger than ever) neighborhood kids to call home.