Annual Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner Approaching

Annual Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner Approaching

On Thursday, May 12th the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester will host over 500 club members and guests at the 19th Annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner at the World Trade Center. We congratulate the following women who will be recognized at the event: Circle of Giving Award – Joan Cutler (posthumous), Philanthropist; Leadership Award – Erin McDonough, Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vice President, Sean McDonough Charitable Foundation; Community Spirit Award – Corinne Grousbeck, Nonprofit Advisor; Pioneer Award – Ruth Ellen Fitch, President & CEO, The Dimock Center; Courage Award – Monica Sprague Jorge, Mother and Survivor and; Outstanding Dedication Award – Mary O’Brien, Teacher and Community Activist.
The six award winners will be presented their awards by Club members: Melanie Barros, Marissa Sneed, Noreen Walsh, Regina Crawford, Caroline O’Brien and Kelly Miranda while Aisling Kerr will serve as the Keynote Speaker.

We would like to thank our Sponsors – Arnold Worldwide, Bank of New York Mellon, Boston Globe, Bostonian Group, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, John W. Henry Family Foundation, Liberty Mutual, Marr Companies, Linda Pizzuti Henry, Rodman Ford, Sean McDonough, Seaport Hotel, Turner Construction and Waters Corporation.

Also, thanks to the many corporate table sponsors who will be attending. Finally, thanks to our Event Chair, Linda Pizzuti Henry, Director, Boston Red Sox Foundation and John W. Henry Family Foundation, Master of Ceremonies, Lisa Hughes, WBZ-TV and the entire Event Committee for their hard work.
If you would like more information on sponorship opportunities or ticket sales for the New England Women’s Leadership Awards please contact Special Events Manager, Kirsten Nelson at ext. 1131.
Walter Denney Youth Center

Summer Registration

The third Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, the Walter Denney Youth Center, is located in the Harbor Point section of Dorchester and primarily serves the residents of the mixed-income housing community.

Registration for the summer program that will take place at the Center will begin on May 2nd and will continue until all spots are filled. Please note that the daytime program, which is for members ages 8 to 12, will reserve 80 spots for residents of the Harbor Point community and offer a maximum of 40 spots for non-residents.

The Summer program is currently scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 5th and run through Thursday, August 18th.The Center also houses a licensed, after-school Childcare program for ages 5-12 that includes a before school component and extended hours during the school vacations and summer. This program also accepts vouchers for eligible families.

Our Teen program will offer a rolling enrollment, allowing members ages 13-18 to take part in our evening activities within the Safe Summer Streets program being held at our Marr Clubhouse. Before registering, please be sure you have a current membership, which will require an application, $5 fee and proof of age. For information please contact Unit Director, Queenette Santos at 617-822-3701.

Career Prep Program

Thanks to the support of several collaborating partners the Club is hoping to place over 100 teen members in summer employment positions at all three of our service locations for the summer of 2011.
With assistance from the Boston Youth Fund, Private Industry Council and the M.L.K. Scholars program recommended teen members will be placed in positions of employment within our Boys and Girls Club sites. Selected members are currently taking part in the registration process and will attend a pre-summer training in late June.

Please note that these spots are limited and not every applicant will be hired. These leadership positions, which assist the Club in operating programs for members 76 hours per week, will also give the participants valuable work experience and a chance to build a positive work history.
At the conclusion of the summer program participants will have taken part in a career assessment and completed a resume to seek school-year employment.

For more information on the various summer employment programs please contact Teen Director, Xiomara Alicea or Program Director, Mike Joyce at 617-288-7120, ext. 2110.