YMCA of South Florida, LA Lee YMCA – Mizell Community Center

The YMCA of South Florida has served Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties since 1915. With NMTC financing, an aging building will be replaced to meet the community’s growing needs. The new LA Lee YMCA / Mizell Community Center will serve 800-1200 residents daily from predominantly low-income households. On-site services include GED and job training programs, nutrition and wellness education, on-site daycare, and tutoring, to name a few.

Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County has served the Bradenton, Florida area since 1946. With NMTC financing, a 50-year old building was replaced with a new state-of-the-art facility. The new 37,000 sq-ft building will serve an estimated 2400 youth annually, 75% of whom are low-income. Programs focus on academic excellence, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Clubs

Fort Wayne Boys & Girls Clubs, $8 million. The Fort Wayne Boys & Girls Clubs is a local non-profit that provides after-school and summer programs to low-income, school-aged children. A new 2.3 acre campus and building are currently under construction.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio

Boys Hope Girls Hope provides stability, support, and scholarship to bright and motivated children from challenging circumstances. This project will construct the Rajan Academy Center, which will bring the Academy Program under one roof and allow more than 200 Scholars to participate in an empowering home-like atmosphere fostering a sense of pride from middle school through high school. The Academy Center will include two classrooms, art room, stem lab, college preparatory tutoring, study spaces, counseling areas, wellness/fitness room and open spaces for Scholars to develop holistically each day.

Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County

The Boys and Girls Club is expanding services through the construction of an additional 29,112 square feet of space at their current location, according to a news release. After the expansion, the club expects to open seven classrooms, a STEM teaching lab and dedicated space for teens.

The Adeline Wright-Graham Boys & Girls Club

The Adeline Wright-Graham Boys & Girls Club (Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady NY): The new location is expected to serve many as 300 children daily from the Hamilton Hill and Mont Pleasant neighborhoods, replacing the former building on Craig Street. Includes a theater as well. 62,000 SQUARE FEET, 481 students. ‘This much-needed new facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady will continue the transformation of the Hamilton Hill and Mont Pleasant neighborhoods and will ensure that these children have the educational, social, and economic opportunities that all New Yorkers deserve,’ Commissioner Visnauskas said. ‘We are grateful to our many community partners who have invested in the project and we look forward to seeing the kids enjoying the new facility when it is complete.’

Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco Fulton Street Clubhouse

In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco received NMTC financing to support construction of a new 30,000 square-foot Clubhouse in the Western Addition. The goal was to serve a total of 2,000 children and teens annually, ages 6-18, with an average daily attendance of 190 – spread proportionally across elementary, middle, and high school ages. This new Clubhouse replaces the old Ernest Ingold Club on Page Street in the Upper Haight, which was built in 1952. The old facility is worn from decades of use with old infrastructure (plumbing, electrical, heating), aged bathroom facilities, an inefficient layout, and no energy efficient systems. That said, the primary reason for the new Clubhouse is to relocate. The children and teens served do not live in the Upper Haight, but instead largely live in the Western Addition, Lower Haight and Hayes Valley. Moving the Club aligns with our mission of “serving the youth who need us the most”.

Boys & Girls Club of Augusta

Boys & Girls Club – Augusta (“Boys & Girls Club”) is the renovation and expansion of the Boys & Girls Club Hagler Facility and the construction, equipment and furniture purchase, and operation of the new South Augusta Facility in Augusta, Georgia (collectively, the “Project”) and is part of a larger initiative called BGC Impact 2025. The Project also includes the acquisition of a bus to provide transportation to children that would not otherwise have access to the facilities, spreading the impact to dozens of neighborhoods and schools across the city. The renovated and new facilities will increase access to mentoring and learning opportunities for young people offering tutoring in various subjects and pathways to STEM-related careers, while providing job training and career-building opportunities to youths and young adults in the Harrisburg/Augusta area. Following the expansion, the new facilities will each have the capacity to serve 650 youth, over double the previous capacity.

The renovation of the Hagler Facility includes a large common area, commercial kitchen, reading room, STEM lab, dance/exercise studio, game room, learning rooms, computer room, art room, and a teen center. Designed with input from members, the teen center includes a separate entrance, lounge area, gaming space, recording studio, and academic space. The South Augusta facility will have the same capacity and components of the Hagler Facility, in addition to a weight room, laundry facilities, an outdoor recreation area, and a retention pond.

With an unemployment rate of over 20%, the project will create 4 new, quality full-time permanent jobs (paying above the local living wage), 100 construction jobs, and retain 21 jobs in this low-income community. 87% of new jobs are anticipated to be filled by low-income persons or residents of the surrounding low-income community. The Boys & Girls Club actively promotes from within the organization and all full-time employees will receive health benefits, as well as retirement plans (after one year of employment) and opportunities for career advancement.

Without the NMTC subsidy, the Project would not have been completed, limiting impactful services to at-risk, low-income youth/young adults within the severely disinvested community. Although there was a successful capital campaign in place to raise funding for the Project, a financial gap remained. As a non-profit, the Boys & Girls Club is highly dependent upon donations and grants to provide services and debt service to fill the gap would require a significant scaling back of programming.

Additional NMTC allocation was provided by Carver Development CDE, LLC ($5,000,000). The New Markets Tax credits were acquired by Valley National Bank.

Boys Hope Girls Hope

The project consists of an 11,000 SF Academy Center that allows the nonprofit fighting for academic opportunities in underserved communities to combine the operational activities of the Residential and Academy Scholar programs together under one roof for the first time in the organizations 23-year history. Coupled with the recent acquisition of an adjacent gymnasium, the Academy Center will not only increase the capacity to 220 scholars, but also provide for a more wholistic approach to building character and developing scholars.