At the venerable age of 75, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio reached a crossroads: aging facilities had becoming inadequate for the needs of the organization, and an expansion was necessary to maximize the Club’s impact on San Antonio’s at-risk youth population. In early 2015, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio decided to launch an $8.8 million capital campaign to build the May’s Family Clubhouse in the Lone Star neighborhood.
On January 5, 2017, Crescent Growth Capital worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio to close a $7,267,118 NMTC financing for the new May’s Family Clubhouse, utilizing NMTC allocation provided by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, NMTC equity investment provided by Capital One, and a capital campaign bridge loan provided by Frost Bank.
The May’s Family Clubhouse is located in a neighborhood that offers youths few opportunities for success, and as a result, the neighborhood has suffered: the Lone Star neighborhood has the highest juvenile crime rate in San Antonio, and nearly double the City’s average child abuse and teen pregnancy rates. The proposed branch at 829 Nogalitos is anticipated to have 650 members and daily attendance of about 225 youths, utilizing a state-of-the-art facility that features a learning center, multi-media centers, an art studio, a teen center, a teaching kitchen and a game room. The May’s Family Clubhouse will also be situated at the trail head for the San Pedro Creek development.