Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receives Grant from Parker Foundation

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receives Grant from Parker Foundation Oceanside,

CA (JUNE, 2018) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $12,000 in grant funding from Parker Foundation to purchase performing arts equipment for the new Center for Innovation.

The Center for Innovation, opening this fall, is a 2,000-square-foot addition, which will include a Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen, a Performing Arts Center and a STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Lab.

The Performing Arts Center will provide a dedicated space for youth to engage in music, drama, and dance programs. The center will include audio visual training to introduce and teach lighting and stage production skills. This space will give Club members a safe place for self-expression as well as the opportunity to grow their confidence through performance. It will provide a much needed stepping stone to high school performing arts programs and will provide BGCO with its own stage for future productions.

Grant funding from Parker Foundation will ensure that the Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art facility, equipped with mirrors for dance classes, microphones for spoken word gatherings, and sound boards and audio equipment to create an in-Club recording studio.

“Many of our youth don’t have a creative outlet for the difficulties they face day to day,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO. “Thanks to Parker Foundation, our youth will have limitless opportunity to express their emotions and try various forms of performing arts.”

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Hannah Moss at HMoss@BGCOceanside.org, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside .

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours. During the school year, we serve 1,400 youth daily, providing stimulating and quality Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) activities. In addition, we offer a unique program to adults with disabilities, called R.O.A.D.’s.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.
About Parker Foundation
The Parker Foundation was founded on October 5, 1971 for charitable purposes leading to the betterment of life for all people of San Diego County. With a net endowment of $40 million, the Foundation has granted over $50 million since inception.
An independent, private foundation and California non-profit corporation, the Parker Foundation is limited by its governing instruments to funding charitable organizations operating in San Diego County. Grants are not made to individuals and generally the Foundation does not support conferences or symposia. While occasional grant support is given to religious organizations, those grants are only made for direct support to nonsectarian educational or service projects. Loans are sometimes considered under special circumstances.

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