To inspire and enable the young people of East Los Angeles and the surrounding communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and to support their families in this effort.
Since 1966, the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles – located within walking distance of more than 13,000 elementary, middle and high school students – has served the Boyle Heights and City Terrace communities by providing positive after-school activities and low-cost alternative programs for thousands of at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 6 and 18.
When school is out, we are in!
The Club operates two clubhouses on the eastside of Los Angeles - Boyle Heights and City Terrace - and two school sites for non-school hours programming.
1966: The Salesian Boys Club opens on Wabash Ave at the former site of the Menorah Center.
1980s: The Club becomes the Salesian Boys & Girls Club in the 1980s.
1994: Our second Club location, named The Salesian Family Youth Center, opens on 4th St, offering all core Boys & Girls Club programs.
Today: The Club operates programs at three locations, including Roosevelt Senior High and Bernstein High School STEM Academy, offering tutoring and afterschool activities.