About Us

 

About Us

Our Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with after-school programs in Carson and South Los Angeles serving nearly 700 elementary, middle and high school youth each day. We cultivate their ability to dream, discover and develop into lifelong learners.

Our Mission

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson offers young people a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves, with dedicated adult mentors who respect and listen to them and outcome-based programs that empower youth to become lifelong learners.

Who We Serve

Despite 97% of our youth living in poverty, they are bright, determined and eager to learn! 54% of Club alumni report that Boys & Girls Clubs saved their life. How do we make GREAT FUTURES possible?  Hear from our 2016 & 2017 Youth of the Year, Diane Dizon.

Leadership

Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers continually ask: How we can improve our programs and reach more youth who need us most? Collectively, we have a deep-rooted commitment to making the playing field more equitable for all kids.

Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who give generously of their time, talents and resources to ensure the Club meets the needs of at-risk youth year after year.

Partners

We are fortunate to partner with dedicated community, corporate and foundation partners who invest in our programs to help create the leaders of tomorrow.

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Our Approach

Our programs offer compassion with action to help improve lives. We are always tracking, asking for feedback and getting input from Club members and their families to improve.

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Our Success

Read about the impact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has on the lives of the children we serve from elementary school, middle school, to high school.

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Our Impact

We provide welcoming, positive environments in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s Board of Directors are elected for three-year renewable terms and commit to serving as vocal champions for at-risk youth in Carson and South Los Angeles. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the Club’s future through sound and ethical legal governance, and financial management policies with adequate resources to advance our mission.

In addition to fiduciary duties, each Board member adopts one of our eight club locations.

Through site adoptions, Board members serve as supportive and encouraging partners to frontline staff – whether that is field trip opportunities, volunteer fulfillment or sometimes simply dropping by to lend an extra hand.

Executive Committee

  • President: David Traughber, Mattel, Inc 
  • President Elect, Dan Tepstein, Verizon Media Group
  • Secretary: Kate Mulligan, KM Consulting Inc.
  • Immediate Past President: Jim Choura, Choura Venue Services
  • Treasurer, Jeri Vick


    Board Members at Large

  • Rick Gutierrez, G. Brothers Construction
  • John Low, Low Real Estate Group
  • Amy Simpson, Dare To Be Free
  • Dan Tepstein, Verizon Media Group
  • Paul Traughber, Alandale Insurance Agency
  • Roger von Ting, Watson Land Company
  • Kevin Welk, Welk Music Group
  • Randy Wilson, Norm Wilson & Sons Inc.

 

Associates

Associates are individuals who assist the Club in a more-specialized ongoing volunteer capacity on projects such as our annual gala and holiday toy drive. If you are interested in learning more about the Associate Board contact the Club’s Development Manager, Cheryl Cormier.

  • Emily Hernandez, California Water Service
  • Lorie Pickens, Watson Land Company
  • Frankie Stewart, City of Carson
  • Harriett Switzer, Retired
  • Katy Wong, Waste Management

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Leadership

Under the direction of Board of Directors President Jim Choura and CEO Kim Richards, three core departments run a lean leadership team behind the scenes.

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Our Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has relationships with top companies and foundations both locally and nationally. Our partners play an integral role in supporting our youth.

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Financials

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson we are proud to partner with individuals, corporations, foundations and government to make our mission possible.

Learn More

Help Provide Essential Skills and Limitless Opportunities

 
 
 
 
   
 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s Board of Directors are elected for three-year renewable terms and commit to serving as vocal champions for at-risk youth in Carson and South Los Angeles. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the Club’s future through sound and ethical legal governance, and financial management policies with adequate resources to advance our mission.

In addition to fiduciary duties, each Board member adopts one of our eight club locations.

Through site adoptions, Board members serve as supportive and encouraging partners to frontline staff – whether that is field trip opportunities, volunteer fulfillment or sometimes simply dropping by to lend an extra hand.

Executive Committee

  • President: Jim Choura, Choura Venue Services
  • President: David Traughber, Mattel, Inc.
  • Secretary: Kate Mulligan, KM Consulting Inc.
  • Immediate Past President: Lori Henderson, Northrop Grumman

Board Members at Large

  • Jackie Acosta, City of South Gate
  •  
  • Rick Gutierrez, G. Brothers Construction
  • Tamala Lewis, Dignity Health Sports Park
  • John Low, Low Real Estate Group
  • Amy Simpson, Dare To Be Free
  • Dan Tepstein, Verizon Media Group
  • Paul Traughber, Alandale Insurance Agency
  • Jeri Vick
  • Roger von Ting, Watson Land Company
  • Kevin Welk, Welk Music Group
  • Randy Wilson, Norm Wilson & Sons Inc.

Regents

Regents are Board members who serve in an advisory capacity after many years of dedicated Board of Directors service.

  • John Hawkinson, The Carson Companies
  • Kenneth Johnson, AEG
  • Susan Moulton, Waste Management Inc.
  • Walter Neil, Tesoro (Retired)

 

Associates

Associates are individuals who assist the Club in a more-specialized ongoing volunteer capacity on projects such as our annual gala and holiday toy drive. If you are interested in learning more about the Associate Board contact the Club’s Development Manager, Cheryl Cormier.

  • Emily Hernandez, California Water Service
  • Lorie Pickens, Watson Land Company
  • Frankie Stewart, City of Carson
  • Harriett Switzer, Retired
  • Katy Wong, Waste Management

Learn More About Us

Leadership

Under the direction of Board of Directors President Jim Choura and CEO Kim Richards, three core departments run a lean leadership team behind the scenes.

Learn More

Our Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has relationships with top companies and foundations both locally and nationally. Our partners play an integral role in supporting our youth.

Learn More

Financials

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson we are proud to partner with individuals, corporations, foundations and government to make our mission possible.

Learn More

Help Provide Essential Skills and Limitless Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s Board of Directors are elected for three-year renewable terms and commit to serving as vocal champions for at-risk youth in Carson and South Los Angeles. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the Club’s future through sound and ethical legal governance, and financial management policies with adequate resources to advance our mission.

In addition to fiduciary duties, each Board member adopts one of our eight club locations.

Through site adoptions, Board members serve as supportive and encouraging partners to frontline staff – whether that is field trip opportunities, volunteer fulfillment or sometimes simply dropping by to lend an extra hand.

Executive Committee

  • President: David Traughber, Mattel, Inc.
  • Secretary: Kate Mulligan, KM Consulting Inc.
  • Immediate Past President: Jim Choura, Choura Venue Services

Board Members at Large

  • Jackie Acosta, City of South Gate
  • Jim Choura, Immediate Past President
  • Rick Gutierrez, G. Brothers Construction
  • John Low, Low Real Estate Group
  • Amy Simpson, Dare To Be Free
  • Dan Tepstein, Verizon Media Group
  • Paul Traughber, Alandale Insurance Agency
  • Jeri Vick
  • Roger von Ting, Watson Land Company
  • Kevin Welk, Welk Music Group
  • Randy Wilson, Norm Wilson & Sons Inc.

Regents

Regents are Board members who serve in an advisory capacity after many years of dedicated Board of Directors service.

  • John Hawkinson, The Carson Companies
  • Kenneth Johnson, AEG
  • Susan Moulton, Waste Management Inc.
  • Walter Neil, Tesoro (Retired)

 

Associates

Associates are individuals who assist the Club in a more-specialized ongoing volunteer capacity on projects such as our annual gala and holiday toy drive. If you are interested in learning more about the Associate Board contact the Club’s Development Manager, Cheryl Cormier.

  • Emily Hernandez, California Water Service
  • Lorie Pickens, Watson Land Company
  • Frankie Stewart, City of Carson
  • Harriett Switzer, Retired
  • Katy Wong, Waste Management

Learn More About Us

Leadership

Under the direction of Board of Directors President Jim Choura and CEO Kim Richards, three core departments run a lean leadership team behind the scenes.

Learn More

Our Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has relationships with top companies and foundations both locally and nationally. Our partners play an integral role in supporting our youth.

Learn More

Financials

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson we are proud to partner with individuals, corporations, foundations and government to make our mission possible.

Learn More

Help Provide Essential Skills and Limitless Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s Board of Directors are elected for three-year renewable terms and commit to serving as vocal champions for at-risk youth in Carson and South Los Angeles. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the Club’s future through sound and ethical legal governance, and financial management policies with adequate resources to advance our mission.

In addition to fiduciary duties, each Board member adopts one of our eight club locations.

Through site adoptions, Board members serve as supportive and encouraging partners to frontline staff – whether that is field trip opportunities, volunteer fulfillment or sometimes simply dropping by to lend an extra hand.

Executive Committee

  • President: Jim Choura, Choura Venue Services
  • President: David Traughber, Mattel, Inc.
  • Secretary: Kate Mulligan, KM Consulting Inc.
  • Immediate Past President: Lori Henderson, Northrop Grumman

Board Members at Large

  • Jackie Acosta, City of South Gate
  •  
  • Rick Gutierrez, G. Brothers Construction
  • Tamala Lewis, Dignity Health Sports Park
  • John Low, Low Real Estate Group
  • Amy Simpson, Dare To Be Free
  • Dan Tepstein, Verizon Media Group
  • Paul Traughber, Alandale Insurance Agency
  • Jeri Vick
  • Roger von Ting, Watson Land Company
  • Kevin Welk, Welk Music Group
  • Randy Wilson, Norm Wilson & Sons Inc.

Regents

Regents are Board members who serve in an advisory capacity after many years of dedicated Board of Directors service.

  • John Hawkinson, The Carson Companies
  • Kenneth Johnson, AEG
  • Susan Moulton, Waste Management Inc.
  • Walter Neil, Tesoro (Retired)

 

Associates

Associates are individuals who assist the Club in a more-specialized ongoing volunteer capacity on projects such as our annual gala and holiday toy drive. If you are interested in learning more about the Associate Board contact the Club’s Development Manager, Cheryl Cormier.

  • Emily Hernandez, California Water Service
  • Lorie Pickens, Watson Land Company
  • Frankie Stewart, City of Carson
  • Harriett Switzer, Retired
  • Katy Wong, Waste Management

Learn More About Us

Leadership

Under the direction of Board of Directors President Jim Choura and CEO Kim Richards, three core departments run a lean leadership team behind the scenes.

Learn More

Our Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has relationships with top companies and foundations both locally and nationally. Our partners play an integral role in supporting our youth.

Learn More

Financials

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson we are proud to partner with individuals, corporations, foundations and government to make our mission possible.

Learn More

Help Provide Essential Skills and Limitless Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s Board of Directors are elected for three-year renewable terms and commit to serving as vocal champions for at-risk youth in Carson and South Los Angeles. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the Club’s future through sound and ethical legal governance, and financial management policies with adequate resources to advance our mission.

In addition to fiduciary duties, each Board member adopts one of our eight club locations.

Through site adoptions, Board members serve as supportive and encouraging partners to frontline staff – whether that is field trip opportunities, volunteer fulfillment or sometimes simply dropping by to lend an extra hand.

Executive Committee

  • President: Jim Choura, Choura Venue Services
  • President-Elect: David Traughber, Mattel, Inc.
  • Secretary: Kate Mulligan, KM Consulting Inc.
  • Immediate Past President: Lori Henderson, Northrop Grumman

Board Members at Large

  • Jackie Acosta, City of South Gate
  • Rick Gutierrez, G. Brothers Construction
  • Tamala Lewis, Dignity Health Sports Park
  • John Low, Low Real Estate Group
  • Amy Simpson, Dare To Be Free
  • Dan Tepstein, Verizon Media Group
  • Paul Traughber, Alandale Insurance Agency
  • Jeri Vick
  • Roger von Ting, Watson Land Company
  • Kevin Welk, Welk Music Group
  • Randy Wilson, Norm Wilson & Sons Inc.

Regents

Regents are Board members who serve in an advisory capacity after many years of dedicated Board of Directors service.

  • John Hawkinson, The Carson Companies
  • Kenneth Johnson, AEG
  • Susan Moulton, Waste Management Inc.
  • Walter Neil, Tesoro (Retired)

 

Associates

Associates are individuals who assist the Club in a more-specialized ongoing volunteer capacity on projects such as our annual gala and holiday toy drive. If you are interested in learning more about the Associate Board contact the Club’s Development Manager, Cheryl Cormier.

  • Emily Hernandez, California Water Service
  • Lorie Pickens, Watson Land Company
  • Frankie Stewart, City of Carson
  • Harriett Switzer, Retired
  • Katy Wong, Waste Management

Learn More About Us

Leadership

Under the direction of Board of Directors President Jim Choura and CEO Kim Richards, three core departments run a lean leadership team behind the scenes.

Learn More

Our Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has relationships with top companies and foundations both locally and nationally. Our partners play an integral role in supporting our youth.

Learn More

Financials

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson we are proud to partner with individuals, corporations, foundations and government to make our mission possible.

Learn More

Help Provide Essential Skills and Limitless Opportunities