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Emerald “Emmy” Foreman has been a club member since she was 5 years old. She has always expressed an interest in the Arts. Emmy attend the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School and is excelling their. She takes in pride in choreographing her own performances and gave a wonderful performance as she captivated the crowd.

Emmy preparing for performance
Emmy performing
Choreographed by Emmy
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A BIG Thank You to the New Haven Fire and Police Departments for raising a little over $2,200 for the Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Fund. The Fire and Police Scholarships were raised during their 2nd Annual Flag Football game this past Saturday.

Cheif Esserman with BGCNH Staff and Youth
NHPD and NHFD and BGCNH Staff & Youth
Mr. E helping out while enjoying the game
Staff developing the next football stars
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Boys & Girls Club of New Haven and Officials from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield welcomed a team of bicyclists to the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, the latest stop on the Journey 4 Health, a cross country bike ride which started in Long Beach, Calif. last month and ends in New York City Oct. 7.

GaryEarl- speaks to members
Group Picture
Journey 4 Health Team
Riders Arrive
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Stephanie Barnes, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, was one of the speakers at the Official Kick Off to The Great Give® 2013. She highlighted the benefits to Greater New Haven nonprofits creating profiles on®, beyond participating in The Great Give®.

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New Haven BGC- Great Give 2013

Ready? Set? It’s only a few days away! The #GreatGive2013 begins at 8:00 AM Wed. 10/2. 36 hours to change the world! #NHV #NewHaven

New Haven, CT (September 19, 2013) –At a special kick-off celebration at New Haven’s City Hall, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announced it will once again hold The Great Give® – a 36-hour online giving campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits serving Greater New Haven. The Great Give® 2013 will take place between October 2 at 8:00 am and end October 3 at 8:00 pm; up to $150,000 in matching funds will be awarded to nonprofits profiled on® that serve The Community Foundation’s 20-town region in South Central Connecticut. Individual grant prizes will be awarded in $15,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 denominations; three $15,000 Grand Prizes are available to the nonprofits that secure the greatest number of individual donors, greatest number of new donors and the most money raised. Rules and grant prizes are online at

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New Orleans native, Anitra Jay will be stopping by the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven on Tuesday, October 8th between 4:30 PM-5:30 PM to perform acoustic soul music for our members.

Short Bio:

Anitra was surrounded by Jazz, Blues, and R&B as a child with Gospel at the helm of her influence. She joined the choir early on where she learned the mechanics of rhythm. She began writing her own songs in high school and learned to play guitar a few years later. Inspired by a range of artists from Bill Withers to Erykah Badu, her music is a down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities. She combines soul-catching melodies with real life experiences that leave you inspired and in a deeper state of mind.  Anitra was recently nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter of 2013 with the Charlotte Music Awards and is currently touring while working on her third album, a concept project about the beauty of natural hair.

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Welcome to the after school program at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven. Programs start on September 9th.


Learn More about the BGCNH After school programs for 2013-2014.


The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven Receives Prestigious Award for Extraordinary Marketing and Communications Campaign

Recently, the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven received two Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Marketing and Communications (MAC) Awards during the organization’s annual national conference in Orlando, Fla.

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven was selected among hundreds of local Clubs across the country for implementing the best marketing strategy for Publications and Publicity/Media Relations. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Evan McElroy, left, was on hand to present Stephanie Barnes, Executive Director, middle, and Board President Dan Adelman, right, with the esteemed award.



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Wine and Jazz Event Logo

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven would like to thank our Wine & Jazz 2013 attendees and sponsors.  Through this event, we raised over $35,000 – the most that we’ve ever raised through our Wine & Jazz fundraiser! This money will benefit hundreds of children and teens who participate in positive year-round programs including our After School, Summer Camp, Sports and Teen programs at the Club. See Wine and Jazz 2013 Photos!

Meet out sponsors

Champagne Sponsors

Prosecco Sponsors

Pinot Noir Sponsors

  • Blue Plate Radio
  • Covidien
  • Industrial Heater Corp.
  • JCakes
  • People’s United Bank
  • Pinpoint Promotions & Printing
  • Rob Leighton & Maureen Weaver
  • The Mickelson Company
  • The Milford Bank
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Yale New Haven Hospital

Sauvignon Blanc Sponsors

  • Beers, Hamerman & Company, PC
  • Boys & Girls Club of New Haven
  • Alumni Association
  • The Community Foundation for
  • Greater New Haven
  • Dombroski Hillis LLC
  • Duble & O’Hearn Inc.
  • Olympia Properties, LLC
  • Response Marketing
  • Libero Jewelers
  • Stratton Faxon Trial Lawyers
  • Wild Orchid

Chardonnay Sponsors

  • Marilyn & John Burlenski
  • Wayne Cable
  • Samantha Crowley
  • Fasano, Ippolito & Lee
  • Globele Energy
  • Millie and Tom Legenhausen
  • Kimberly Liso-Perez
  • Allison Schieffelin- The Lighting Quotient
  • SmartStart Education LLC
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Boys & Girls Club sign outside of building

The local Boys and Girls Club building is getting revamped thanks to more than $200,000 that is expected to be approved by the state Bond Commission Friday.

This week, Sen. Toni Harp, D-New Haven, announced the $231,200 grant, which will be administered by the state Department of Children and Families, for the New Haven Boys and Girls Club building on Columbus Avenue.

Read full article from the New Haven Register on $231,200 grant to renovate building.

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