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City of Tolleson Plans to Close Tolleson Branch of the Boys & Girls Club at the End of the 2017-18 School Year

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After serving the youth and families of the Tolleson community for 30 years, the City of Tolleson has decided to close the Woodrow C. Scoutten/Tolleson Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix. This news came as both a surprise and disappointment to us. We were not included in their decision process and we were formally told of their plans on February 8th in a meeting with the City Manager and Assistant City Manager that we requested.

The City plans to repurpose the Boys & Girls Club facility we have been leasing into a multigenerational recreation center that will be run by the City.

Over the past few days, our team has worked quickly to develop plans to continue supporting the hundreds of families we currently serve with as little disruption as possible. We have requested that the City of Tolleson allow us to continue operating your Club until the end of this school year. We know you rely on the stability of the affordable after-school programs we provide, and we hope this suggested timeline will be approved.

Your membership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix will be honored at any of our 12 locations. Our closest Clubs – the Tri-City West Thornwood Branch in Avondale and the Stewart Branch at 67th Ave and Clarendon welcome you for the 2018 Summer Day Camp or for any other program you choose to participate in. Our professional staff, many of whom are mentors and friends to your children, will have the opportunity to transfer to these sites and continue serving you.

Please feel free to talk with our Unit Director Nicole Torrez about any concerns you have. As this process moves forward, we will continue to provide updates on this closing so you can plan for your child’s care accordingly.

We will continue to update this page at www.bgcmp.org as we learn more about the City’s plans. You can also reach out to the Tolleson City Council at 623-474-4986 with your questions or concerns.

We have been proud to serve generations of families in this community by providing award-winning programs, delivered by positive, caring professionals. Our commitment is to empower young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible members of the community.

Sincerely,

Marcia Mintz, CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

Nearby Boys & Girls Club Locations:

TriCity/Thornwood Branch
301 East Western Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
(602) 848-1022

Spencer D. & Mary Jane Stewart Branch
6629 West Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85035
(602) 848-1022


La Ciudad de Tolleson planea cerrar la Sucursal de Tolleson del Boys & Girls Club al final del año

Después de servir a los jóvenes y las familias de la comunidad Tolleson durante 30 años, la ciudad de Tolleson decidió cerrar la Sucursal Woodrow C. Scoutten / Tolleson del Boys & Girls Club de Metro Phoenix. Esta noticia nos sorprendió y nos decepcionó. No fuimos incluidos en su proceso de decisión y formalmente se nos informó sobre sus planes el 8 de febrero en una reunión con el Administrador de la Ciudad y el Administrador Asistente de la Ciudad que solicitamos.

La Ciudad planea reutilizar las instalaciones del Boys & Girls Club que hemos arrendando como un centro de recreación multigeneracional que será administrado por la Ciudad.

En los últimos días, nuestro equipo ha trabajado rápidamente para desarrollar planes para continuar apoyando a los cientos de familias que actualmente servimos con la menor interrupción posible. Hemos solicitado que la Ciudad de Tolleson nos permita continuar operando su Club hasta el final de este año escolar. Sabemos que confía en la estabilidad de los programas extracurriculares accesibles que ofrecemos, y esperamos que esta cronología sugerida sea aprobada.

Su membresía con Boys & Girls Clubs de Metro Phoenix será honrada en cualquiera de nuestras 12 ubicaciones. Nuestros clubes más cercanos: Tri-City West Thornwood Branch en Avondale y Stewart Branch en 67th Ave y Clarendon le dan la bienvenida para el Campamento de Día de Verano 2018 o para cualquier otro programa en el que elija participar. Nuestro personal profesional, muchos de los cuales son mentores y amigos de sus hijos, tendrán la oportunidad de transferirse a estos sitios y seguir prestando servicios a usted.

Por favor, siéntase libre de hablar con nuestra Directora de la Unidad, Nicole Torrez, sobre cualquier preocupación que tenga. A medida que avance este proceso, continuaremos brindando actualizaciones sobre este cierre para que pueda planificar el cuidado de su hijo/a(s).

Continuaremos actualizando esta página en www.bgcmp.org a medida que aprendamos más sobre los planes de la Ciudad. También puede comunicarse con el Ayuntamiento de Tolleson al 623-474-4986 con sus preguntas o inquietudes. Nos enorgullece servir a generaciones de familias en esta comunidad al proporcionar programas premiados, impartidos por profesionales positivos y amables.

Nuestro compromiso es capacitar a los jóvenes, especialmente a los que más nos necesitan, para que alcancen su máximo potencial como miembros productivos, amables y responsables de la comunidad.

Sinceramente,
Marcia Mintz, CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

Ubicaciones cercanas de Boys & Girls Club:

TriCity/Thornwood Branch
301 East Western Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
(602) 848-1022

Spencer D. & Mary Jane Stewart Branch
6629 West Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85035
(602) 848-1022

Oct. 22: Dish It Out at High Street

Sixty-plus Valley restaurants are scheduled to dole out dishes at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s (BGCMP) annual Dish It Out event Oct. 22 at High Street at 5 p.m.

In addition to eats from Citizen Public House, The Gladly, The Vig and more, event-goers can sip craft beer, cocktail and wine (from Ballast Point, Lagunitas, San Tan, Belvedere Vodka, Gentleman Jack, Dalmore Scotch, Red Bull Mocktails and many more). Plus, guests can feast their ears on live music from some of the best local acts, like The Walkens and The Rich Berra Band.

General admission tickets are $75 per person, and VIP tickets are $500 per person. (A VIP ticket includes exclusive access to additional restaurants, a private bar, a whiskey and cigar lounge and more.)

Proceeds from the 21-and-over event help the organization provide much-needed meals and programs to children in need. BGCMP serves more than 11,000 K through 12 youth across the Valley in their premier out-of-school-time programs in 13 clubs. Every year, the clubs serve more than 339,000 healthy meals and 336,000 healthy snacks. Dish It Out helps BGCMP provide these meals and programs to children in need.

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10/22: Dish It Out | Join a well-heeled crowd at this dressy culinary event, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Participating restaurants include Citizen Public House, Proof, Timo, The Vig, Ocean Prime and The Dhaba. Banfi Vintners, SanTan Brewing Company, Huss Brewing Co. and Tequila Herradura will be among a wide variety of wine, beer and spirits vendors. | Details: 5-8 p.m. (4:15 p.m. admission for VIPs) Sunday, Oct. 22. High Street, 5415 E. High St., Phoenix. $75 for general admission, $500 for VIP. 602-343-1204, dishitoutaz.org.

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