It is only possible to provide quality services to hundreds of members with incredible community partners. The following is a list of just a few partners who help make a difference in the lives of our members:
City of Elgin
The City of Elgin is more than just a donor. It is a strategic partner in the fight to reduce juvenile crime and delinquency throughout the city. It is also a partner to help stabilize the Ann Street neighborhood and the east side of town. Funding for the organization is provided in part through the City of Elgin.
The township provided funding to underwrite some of the activities in the Dundee Avenue clubhouse to help close the digital divide. Thanks to the township hundreds of children who normally don't have access to technology are learning basic computer skills.
United Way of Elgin
The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin is a proud member of the United Way of Elgin. If you are in need of additional social services, please go to the United Way website and view the services provided by other member agencies.
Elgin Police Department
The Elgin Police Department has had a long standing relationship with the Club. The Police Department was one of the partners in the founding of the Club back in the 1990's. The Club has a strong partnership with the ROPE Officer within the Club's neighborhood, as well as working to engage officers in the Club through programs.
School District U-46
A relationship that began many years ago, the partnership between the school district and the Club has blossomed over the past several years. The Club operates after school programming through 21st Community Learning Center grants from the Illinois State Board of Education at two area middle schools: Kimball Middle School and Larsen Middle School. Club staff also remain involved with Century Oaks PBIS team as well as sit on several U-46 advisory groups.
In addition to in-kind advertising for the annual duck race fundraiser and a title sponsorship for the golf classic, Comcast also makes significant programmatic contributions. By donating cable modems and internet service, Comcast is helping bridge the digital divide in Elgin. Additionally, Comcast sponsored the new Technology Center!
Illinois Department of Human Services
DHS has been a supporter of Club programs for more than 6 years with its TeenREACH program. This grant program helps provide more than 150 of our members with critical programming ranging from drug & gang prevention to educational enrichment.
Illinois State Board of Education
ISBE started supporting the Club in 2004 with a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. With this funding, the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin opened a new program at Larsen Middle School. The focus of this program is primarily educational with the goal of improving academic performance and ISAT standardized test scores. The Club was also able to add Larkin High School and Ellis Middle School