Since 1966, the Salesian Family Youth Center 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.
To inspire and enable the young people of Boyle Heights and the surrounding communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and to support their families in this effort.
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 STEM Academy of Hollywood at Bernstein High School, offering tutoring and afterschool activities.
Our vision at Salesian Clubs of Los Angeles is to empower and inspire the youth, providing them with quality education, holistic development, and a supportive community. We envision a future where every young person, regardless of their background, can realize their full potential, equipped with the skills, values, and resources needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Through our programs, we create a vibrant environment that fosters self-esteem, resilience, and a love for learning. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty and create a society where every child has equal opportunities to thrive, enabling them to become influential change-makers in their own lives and communities.