LocationAlhambra , CA United States
On Wednesday, June 28, Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley (the Club) was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The Club has been selected by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) as an exceptional nonprofit organization in the 49th District community. JR Dzubak, the Executive Director, joined nearly one hundred other nonprofit leaders from across the state being honored at the annual California Nonprofits Day event. The California Nonprofits Day event is formally recognized by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54, authored by the chair of the new Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Assemblywoman Monique Limon (D-Santa Barbara).
The Club’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club serves kids ages 6 to 18 in the communities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Montebello, City of Industry, La Puente, and Baldwin Park. In partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, the Club also has units in Ramona Gardens and Estrada Courts Housing Projects. The Club delivers exciting and educational programs to more than 2,100 boys and girls each year.
“We are grateful for the recognition of our work. Assemblymember Chau’s Office has been a tremendous partner in the work we do. We couldn’t do the work that we do without the support from his office as well as other leaders and partners in the community,” said Dzubak.
The award recipients were honored at a luncheon at Sacramento’s Convention Center, with welcomes from Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assemblymember Limon, and Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits).
“Nonprofit organizations are vitally important to the economy and well-being of California. But too often nonprofits are ‘hidden in plain sight.’ We are thrilled that the State Assembly has passed a resolution for the second year in a row that puts the spotlight on nonprofits as an economic power that uses that power for the common good. We congratulate all of the award recipients on being honored for the great work they do every day to make California a better place,” said Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a statewide alliance of over 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector and working to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities.