Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boys & Girls Club

2950 W. Washington Blvd. 
Chicago, IL 60612
773-696-9715

Club Director
Anita Douglas
​adouglas@bgcc.org

School-Year Hours
Monday-Friday, 2:30-8:00 p.m.

Our Story

Originally founded in 1953 as the Midwest Boys Club, the Club was later later renamed in 1969 after slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Club primarily serves youth in the East Garfield Park community.

The Club has played an important role in character-building, academic success, developing leadership skills and providing recreation to children on Chicago’s west side.

Alumni of the Dr. King Club include former NBA greats Mark Aguirre and Isaiah Thomas, the late Zoning Commissioner James Wilkes, State Senator Ricky Hendon, State Representative Arthur Turner, Alderman Walter Burnett and Northwestern Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Hill, as well as a host of firemen, police officers, teachers, college educators and business people.


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