Empowering young people to support their Club and community, sustain relationships, develop a positive self-image and respect others.
Giving kids a safe haven to learn and to dream is the first priority. Providing opportunities and activities to enhance their education and explore career aspirations helps them meet their potential.
Creating a sense of self-respect by caring for their bodies, living healthy, setting goals, and making good decisions when faced with challenging choices.
Cultivating self-expression, creativity and multicultural appreciation through an array of visual, performing, literary and digital arts.
Developing a passion for fitness and recreation as a way to be healthy, relieve stress and create a sense of teamwork and sportsmanship.
The Little Village Club is the oldest of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, founded in 1918, and originally named the William H. Jones Club in memory of the Vice-President of International Harvester. The Little Village Club serves the heart of the South Lawndale community, also known as Little Village. The community includes a large population of Mexican descent. The injection of Latino culture gives the Little Village neighborhood its vibrant and distinct character today. Little Village is the retail, residential and cultural capital of the Mexican community in the Midwest.
The Boys & Girls Club is like my second home and the staff is like my family. I remember being an average kid who only did work at school sometimes. I didn’t do my homework and wasn’t noticed by many people. This Club has helped me through every challenge since I was 8 years old. It has given me love and support. I can’t ask for anything else.