Our Approach

The challenges faced by our youth act as roadblocks that obstruct their pathway to a future filled with limitless potential. Today’s youth are bright, determined, and eager to succeed. Our mission is to help unleash their brilliance and provide them with the opportunities needed to build a GREAT FUTURE. Through our transformative programs, we combine passion with action and pave the way for the improvement of our children’s lives.

But how do we know that we’re truly making a difference? We let the data speak for itself. Our commitment to tracking progress, seeking feedback, and engaging with our Club members and their families ensures that we continuously improve our programs and experience. 

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Carson dedicates a full-time staff member and a team of part-time staff to collect, analyze, and report on the outcome of our programs. Over the past decade, our Club has emerged as a leader in outcomes measurement, setting the standard for Clubs nationwide. Our staff members are recognized as experts in the field of qualitative and quantitative data measurement and are frequently invited to present at prestigious regional and national conferences.

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Academic Success

100% of teen members who participated in our College Bound program graduated high school compared to 83% of non-participants. “I want young people to feel the same liberation I felt when I joined the Club.” Talisha, Club Alum & 2019 Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson Youth of the Year.

Good Character & Citizenship

69% of Club teens volunteer in their community compared to 26% of teens nationwide. “César is learning important values so he can give back to the world as an adult in a meaningful way.” Edith, Mother

Healthy Lifestyles

53% of Club girls participate in physical activity five days a week compared to 22% of girls nationwide. “With our Dancing Eagles team, 11 and 12-year old girls are learning what it means to work together. “ Raquel, Middle School Coordinator

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In-kind donations save Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson thousands of dollars each year. 

Right now, BGCC has a high demand for the following in-kind donations:

  • Gently used books – all ages
  • Business attire – male and female for high school students
  • Art supplies – new pencils, crayons, paint and markers
  • New or used laptops for Club members 

Please contact Deisi Gonzalez, Manager of Development & Marketing for assistance in making an in-kind contribution at 310.522.0500 ext 210 or by email at [email protected]

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Fill out the Wells Fargo Stock Transfer Application and fill in our information below: 

  1. Brokerage Account Number 4843-4988
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Jeremiah Milbank was a remarkable person and lifelong volunteer who gave generously to Boys & Girls Clubs programs. It is through his legacy that Boys & Girls Clubs of America created The Jeremiah Milbank Society as a way to pay tribute to local Club donors on a national level.

The society was created to inspire and recognize higher level unrestricted giving from individuals within local Clubs. Each member of the society has given a minimum of $10,000 to their local Boys & Girls Clubs organization. Through their leadership and generosity, Jeremiah Milbank Society members have helped to assure that every young person who attends Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson is provided with hope and opportunity, through a safe place to learn and grow, and have adult mentors who positively impact their life.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson are honored to have Jeremiah Milbank Society members, who support the work that goes on at our Clubs. We thank them for their generosity and their unwavering dedication to the youth in our community.

The benefits for joining the Jeremiah Milbank Society includes recognition throughout Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson materials and national recognition within the Jeremiah Milbank Society catalogue.

For more information about the Jeremiah Milbank Society contact:
Nina Patel, VP of Development & Marketing
310-522-0500 ext. 205 • [email protected]

Diana’s commitment to lifting up the voices of the community began in Wilmington as the youngest community organizer and Honorary Mayor of Wilmington. Diana continued organizing with the California State Assembly where worked with leaders in various cities and neighborhoods to advocate for the advancement of education equity, immigration justice, supportive services, and reentry programs. She most recently served as the Neighborhood Revitalization manager with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles leading the implementation of an innovative framework to improve the quality of life of residents in the city of Long Beach through sustainable partnerships and creating a model for collaboration across neighborhoods. Her efforts were commended by the Long Beach Rescue Mission awarding her partner of the year for creating lasting connections across all sectors.
Nina's passion for the non-profit sector began in 2011 with the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. Over the course of five years, she led the Foundation's fundraising endeavors, initially focusing on district-level initiatives before stepping into the role of President. In 2015, she joined The Friendship Foundation as the Development Director and was promoted to Managing Director shortly thereafter. Nina joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Caron in August of 2022 bringing with her extensive experience in fundraising, event planning and operational and strategic insight. She was honored with the National Newcomer Excellence Award in Resource Development in 2024 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for her outstanding contributions in fundraising. Nina is active in the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club and has served as the International Chair, Vocational Chair, and Social Chair. Together with her husband, Nina has raised three boys in Manhattan Beach.
Don Abbe has 35 years of experience working in the private and nonprofit sector. He joined the Club in 2010 and ensures that every dollar is spent in the most efficient manner. Don works closely with auditors to make sure that our organization complies with all federal, state and local statutory requirements. He also ensures that all stakeholders get a complete and accurate assessment of the financial health of the organization. Don’s past nonprofit work experience includes working with the YMCA of Greater Seattle and Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles. He received a BS in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Washington. Don’s favorite Club program is Youth of the Year.