Story: Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio

The Sponsor

The Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio has been serving youth for more than 80 years. It operates five branches and 43 on-site school locations that provide social, emotional, health and academic support for local children and teens. Most of the club’s members are minority children from single-parent families, reflecting the fact that BGCSA primarily works in underserved communities. It works to upend chronic school failure and provide a safe and positive afterschool destination.

The Project

Broadstreet committed nearly $7.3 million of LISC’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation, with Capital One as the investor, to build a new facility in San Antonio’s Lone Star neighborhood. The nearly 21,000 square foot facility, known as the Mays Family Clubhouse, will serve approximately 650 local young people with homework help, tutoring, mentoring, art activities, STEM activities, competitive sports, fitness activities, college counseling, and, in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, daily meals and snacks. It will also host education and community programs for adults in the area.

Impact Statistics

  • $7.3M Broadstreet NMTC Allocation
  • 17 Projected Permanent Jobs Created
  • 650 Projected Youth Served

NMTC Impact

Financing for the project is helping BGCSA address significant local challenges, like above-average high school drop-out rates, below average standardized test scores and an illiteracy rate in nearby neighborhoods that is estimated to be as high as 40 percent. BGCSA offers a safe space for young people to learn, play and grow.