2950 West 25th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
School-Year Hours: Monday-Friday, 2:30-8:00 p.m.
Club Director: Fernando Lopez
The True Value Club, formerly known as The General Robert E. Wood Club, is one of two Clubs serving the Little Village community. The True Value Club offers a comprehensive array of programs and services to young people of all ages in the community. In addition, the Club partners with local community organizations to enhance programs for young people.
The True Value Club is named in recognition of True Value’s ongoing support and engagement with Boys & Girls Clubs here and around the country. True Value Foundation is the kind of partner every Club wants, providing not only a generous grant but also putting in volunteer time, mentorship and hard work that our Clubs need to best serve youth and strengthen our communities.
About the Neighborhood
The True Value Club is located in Little Village. Little Village ("La Villita") is a growing community of mostly Mexican and Mexican-Americans who migrated west from Pilsen, and has become the main port-of-entry for Mexican immigrants. The stretch of 26th Street from California to Cicero Ave. brings in the most revenue of any commercial area in Chicago, second only to Michigan Avenue.
This community rests on the west side of Chicago between California on the east, Cicero on the west, Ogden on the north, and I-55 on the south. It is accessible by the CTA Pink Line and several buses. The youth in Chicago’s Little Village community face multiple risks to reaching a productive adulthood – increasing gang violence, poor academic achievement, drug and alcohol abuse, one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the city, poverty, little or no adult supervision, and linguistic and cultural barriers to accessing healthcare and social services.