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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington receives Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant - 09/07/22

Vancouver, WA (September 6, 2022) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington (BGCSW) is a recent recipient of a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, a federal grant through the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). In partnership with Evergreen Public Schools and Burton Elementary, BGCSW will provide extensive support to operate an after school and summer program for students focused on academic enrichment opportunities.

"Community organizations play a major role in giving our students access to services and enrichments that help them get the most out of their education," said John Boyd, Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent. "The Boys & Girls Clubs have a track record of providing high quality experiences that support our mission to improve educational outcomes for our students."

"This grant will allow our students to receive vital opportunities at no cost through an organization we know so well," said Rebecca Chase, Burton Principal. "The Boys & Girls Club is already an important part of the Burton community, and this grant will deepen that relationship."

The primary goal of this project is to provide students with high-quality educational programming that will promote their academic and social-emotional growth. Students will be offered an array of additional services, programs, and activities; and the families of students served will be given opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development. 

“We are so grateful to receive this grant to impact youth in our community in such a meaningful way,” said Executive Director, Francisco Bueno. “ The amount of funding allows for Burton Elementary families to participate at no cost to them.  These are the types of circumstances that allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington to live out our mission in all respects.”

BGCSW and Evergreen Public Schools are eligible for the renewal of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant at Burton Elementary for up to five school years.





Incorporated in 1999, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington seeks to provide a positive environment, quality programs, and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those who need us most.  To learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington visit