In partnerships with Disney and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a “Center of Innovation” is coming to Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC). The club will designate one room at its facility at 1900 Third St. and transform it into a makerspace. The center will serve as a flexible work space that is conducive to creative brainstorming and hands-on experimental work. Club members will have access to new hi-tech equipment including: 3D printers, state-of-the-art computers and an interactive flat board.
The Alameda Boys & Girls Club will host its annual Building Great Futures luncheon, Wednesday, June 13, at Hilton Oakland Airport, 1 Hegenberger Road, featuring Keynote Speaker former United States Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice.
With school back in session, Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) will be continuing its ongoing partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Ross Stores to support the club’s Power Hour: Making Minutes Count program, an interactive after-school homework assistance program for members, ages 6 to 18. The program offers opportunities for the club’s staff to support youth members in developing positive attitudes about education and encourage youth to complete homework and become self-directed learners.
The Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently awarded grants to 11 local nonprofits. The grant recipients included Alameda Boys & Girls Club for the “Keystone” Character and Leadership Program for high school aged youth; Alameda Education Foundation in support of Equipped 4 Success; Alameda Food Bank for their fresh milk program; Alameda Homeless Network in support of Midway Shelter; and the Alameda Music Project for their after school music program at Maya Lin Elementary.
The Alameda Boys & Girls Club 2017 Youth of the Year Ja’Nylah Johnson has advanced from the NorCal finals to the California State Youth of the Year finals. At just 16, she is the first to win Alameda Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year and advance to the finals.
To celebrate National Boys & Girls Club week, Haircuts with Heart will be hosting a special event for the Alameda Boys & Girls Club youth and teen members on Wednesday, March 29. The new not-for-profit organization will provide free haircuts, styling, pizza, DJ, an open mic for stories, community and personal care from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. The club is located at 1900 Third St. in Alameda.
Earlier this year the Alameda Sun presented the Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) with a specific donation for a specific purpose (“Project Tree Seeded,” April 14). The idea was to seed a tree planting program in Alameda that would help restore and maintain the city’s urban forest.
Since January, Marla Koss of the ABG, who you might call a fruit tree scientist, has established groundwork for planting 29 trees in various locations around the city as the Project Tree pilot program.
Mahoney Walker Insurance of Alameda has earned the 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its community work with the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. The award includes a $4,000 donation to Alameda Boys & Girls Club.
Mahoney Walker Insurance agency owner, Kerry Walker, and Alameda Boys & Girls Club also had their story featured on Safeco.com, which awarded the nonprofit an additional $1,000. For the organization to win the extra money, at least 50 different individuals had to leave a virtual “cheer” on the Safeco.com story.
Friday night flights are special events at Angela’s Kitchen that take place every Third Friday of each month featuring two glasses of wine for $20. The restaurant has announced that proceeds from these events will benefit the Alameda Boys & Girls Club and its youth development programs in the future.
Friday night flights take place 5:30 to 7 p.m. and upcoming Fridays include: Dec. 16, Jan. 20, and Feb. 17.
Angela’s Kitchen is located at 1640 Park St. and features an outside patio (weather permitting) and inside wine bar.
The Alameda Boys & Girls Club recently announced a special event designed to bring together adults in the community with club members for a special evening called Kids Nite Out (KNO). KNO offers a chance to meet and socialize with youth and teens at the club while learning their stories.
The event is set for Friday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Alameda Boys & Girls Club, located at 1900 Third St. The event will feature games, dinner and a photo with a club buddy. Tickets cost $50. RSVP by Oct. 31 at 522-4900 ext. 102.