About Us

A Club for Life.

  • Our Mission

  • Our Values

  • Our Impact

Our Mission

Founded in 1902, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) is one of the oldest youth development organizations in Chicago. Its mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With more than 20 locations throughout Chicago, we serve nearly 20,000 young people ages 5 to 20+ every year. BGCC works to equip members with the emotional, educational, physical, and cultural resources that allow them to enjoy their childhood and thrive in adulthood.

21st Century Grant

Boys & Girls Club of Chicago in partnership with Alcott College Prep, Bulls College Prep, Butler College Prep, Legacy Elementary Charter School, Medgar Evans Elementary School (Ford Heights), Orville Bright Elementary School, Park Manor Elementary School, Plato Elementary School, UIC College Prep, and Wendell Green Elementary School, intend to submit an application to the Illinois State Board of Education for a 21 Century Learning Centers grant.

The grant will support academic and enrichment focused after-school programs for students at these schools. If you have any comments on the proposed program, please contact info@bgcc.org. A copy of the application will be available for public review after submission at the James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club.

And Justice for All

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department ofAgriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity