Believe & Become

The Campaign to support the renovation and expansion of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

$8,245,860

of $18,000,000 goal

The renovation and expansion of the existing facility on Middlesex Street will allow our Club to serve twice as many youth, up to 600 per day, in the state-of-the-art, modern facility they deserve.

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About Believe & Become

About the Project

 

Improvements to the facility

Upgraded infrastructure including HVAC, ADA Compliance, and improved safety systems. Reclaim unused pool, expand front of building and west wing.  Innovative and flexible program spaces.

Improvements to program

Expanded arts program to include dance and theater. Teen Programs will have more focused approach to workforce development and college/career readiness. More dedicated quiet space.

Improvements to serving community

New Community Center and Café will become a gathering space for other organizations and groups in Lowell, increased exposure and ability to support earned income streams via rentals for workshops, meetings and more. Additionally, increased wrap-around services can provide additional support to our Club families.

From

  • Serving 300 youth ages 8 – 18 on a daily basis
  • Providing a healthy dinner to an average of 225 Club members each day
  • A crowded cafe where members eat in shifts
  • $2.2m annual operating budget
  • 15 Full Time Staff and 25 part time staff
  • 40,000 square feet of usable program space
  • A small, dated Teen Center that serves an average of 100 teens per day

To

  • Serving up to 600 young people each weekday
  • Preparing and serving meals for 450 or more
  • A spacious cafe where members can take their time eating, and will double as a community center
  • $4m+ annual operating budget
  • 28 Full Time Staff and 52 part time staff
  • 53,000 square feet of program space
  • Expanded, modern and attractive Teen Center with capacity to serve 250 teen members per day

Expansion Plans