Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay (Harbor City, CA)


  • Name:Mr. Michael Herrera
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay
  • Address:1220 West 256th Street
    Harbor City, CA 90710
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(310) 534-0056
  • Main fax:(310) 534-7138

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:(310) 534-7135

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay (BGCSB) is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We inspire our youth to be great!

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay is a community based youth development organization working to help boys and girls discover and achieve their full potential by providing positive growth activities in a fun, safe, supervised environment. The objective of the BGCSB is to positively affect the lives of as many children as facilities and resources will allow. Our comprehensive youth development programs and services all work towards the goal of helping young people, particularly those from disadvantage circumstances, lead better lives. The BGCSB offers programming in the areas of 1) Character & Leadership; 2) Education & Career; 3) Health & Life Skills; 4) Arts; 5) Sports, Fitness & Recreation; and 6) Family Literacy.

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay is unique from traditional Boys & Girls Clubs in that we offer programs that serve children and youth (3 to 18 years of age) and their parents. Our morning Familias Adelante Family Literacy Program strives to improve the life of a child by helping to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving educational opportunities for low-income families. Familias Adelante provides 1) literacy training and basic education for parents; 2) developmentally appropriate early childhood education for children between 3 - 5 years of age; and 3) parent education. Familias Adelante enables the BGCSB to fully maximize the resources of the Harbor City Club, by providing services during school hours when traditional Boys & Girls Club facilities are underutilized.

    Our after school youth development programs provide youth between the ages of 6 and 18 with support, resources and activities that provide them with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and support they need to reach their goals. Programs for elementary school youth focus on developing a strong foundation in the areas of education, character, and healthy. Our teen programs build upon the foundation created with programs in leadership, college pathway services, and programs that address the needs and interests of teens. Club College provides students (6th to 12th grade) and their parents with the necessary tools, information, and support to successfully transition from middle school to high school and prepare them for success after graduation. Club College is a comprehensive program that provides teens with academic assistance tutoring and guidance to graduate high school and enter universities. Club College is the teen component of the BGCSB’s Education & Career Programs, which enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Club College is improving grades, graduation rates, and test scores. 86% of Narbonne High School teens in Club College showed an improvement in their grades. Statistics from the Los Angeles Unified School District show that Narbonne High School students in our Club College score higher on the CAHSEE than students who were not in the program.

    Our innovative South Bay Early Childhood Education High School Recruitment Project, a First 5 LA Pilot Program, exposes teens to the opportunities available in the early education or early care field; providing guidance, support, resources, and pathways for students who are interested in pursuing a career in that area. The program brings our Club College Program together with our Familias Adelante Program.

  • History:
  • In 1989, through the dedication and commitment of community leaders concerned about youth violence in Harbor City and the support of local corporations, private foundations and government grants, the Harbor City Boys & Girls Club was formed as an extension of the Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington. The Club provided programs at the Social Hall of the Normont Terrace Housing Project in Harbor City. In 1996, the Club was displaced when HUD ordered the demolition of Normont Terrace. In an effort to continue providing at-risk youth services, the Club moved to two local elementary schools, Normont Elementary and Harbor City Elementary. The need for a dedicated facility became apparent and a capital campaign began. On January 26, 2002, the Boys & Girls Club of Harbor City officially opened the doors of its new home to eager boys and girls. The youth in Harbor City now had a dedicated space they could call their own. In 2004, the 15,000 square foot facility became the official charity of the NFL in Los Angeles and was designated the NFL Y.E.T. (Youth Education Town) Center of Los Angeles, one of only thirteen in the nation.

    In 2001, as services expanded into the neighboring community of Harbor Hills-Lomita, the organization became the Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay (BGCSB) and in 2002 began providing programs in the Harbor Gateway-Gardena area. The BGCSB was selected by the City of Los Angeles to operate the new Harbor Gateway Community Center, which opened on December 6, 2004. That same year, the BGCSB became a Los Angeles Unified School District Beyond the Bell service provider and began implementing after school programs on the campuses of local schools.

    Since its inception in 1989, the BGCSB continued to grow to address the needs of youth in the South Bay. Today, the BGCSB operates two main sites, the Harbor City Club and the Harbor Gateway-Gardena Club. The BGCSB has satellite sites in the Harbor Village and Harbor Hills housing projects, and at the Cheryl Green Community Youth Center located in the Torrance Gateway community. We implement after school programs on the campuses of Harbor City Elementary School and Narbonne High School. Last year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay served over 4,500 youth.

  • Year established:1989
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:27
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:49


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:33-0450797

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:330450797
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1220 Q 256TH ST
  • Organization City:HARBOR CITY
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:90710-2916
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 1991
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):032
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Nursery school
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:O23I
  • Asset Amount:$2,060,471
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,032,050
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,002,305
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:56:49 am

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