History

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua has had a long and distinguished history, with thousands of youth being served by the organization.

1966      First Advisory Board incorporated for Boys
Club of Nashua.  Don Norris is President.
Board begins summer camp program for boys.

1970      Dominick Giovinazzo from Omaha, NE is hired as first Executive Director.

1971      Boys Club opens at 315 Main Street in April.

1973      Club moves to old Palm Street School.
$650,000 Capital Campaign started to build  Clubhouse.

1974      Clubhouse at 47 Grand Avenue built for $678,000.

1975      Barker Foundation grants funds to build indoor pool at the Clubhouse.

1985      Club builds $1.15 million addition, doubling space.
New program begins for teen girls.

1990      Boys Clubs of America becomes Boys & Girls Club of America.

1992      Club’s endowment fund officially becomes Boys Club of Nashua Charitable Foundation.

1995      Board votes for name change to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. All  programs now serve girls and boys.

1996      Club undertakes $1.6 million Capital Campaign for Clubhouse renovation.

1997      Clubhouse undergoes extensive renovation. Milford, N.H. Club becomes a chartered unit.

1999      Dominick Giovinazzo retires. Norm Bouthilette promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

2000      Club voted Best Overall Club in Nation by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Readers Digest; Dave Brassard is President. Annual Banquet of Champions is changed to  Dominick Giovinazzo Banquet of Champions. After 20 years of providing child care business,  Boys & Girls Club stops serving infants to 5 years old to focus on youth development  programs for children 8 – 18.

2002      Club signs a new lease agreement with Nashua Public School system to rent space to a pilot  program for at risk middle school students at the Academy of Learning + Technology.

2003      Club opens two new extensions in collaboration with the Police Athletic League and  Nashua Housing Authority.

2004      Club opens new extension at Elm Street Middle School in collaboration with 21st  Century Community Learning Centers and Nashua School District. Club meets a challenge to raise $600,000 in endowment funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua Charitable            Foundation.

2005      Club opens new extension at Fairgrounds Middle School in collaboration with 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Nashua School District.  2005      Club develops after school program in Merrimack, NH, located at James MastricolaUpper Elementary School.

2006      Club opens new extension at Pennichuck Middle School in collaboration with 21st  Century Community Learning Centers and Nashua School District.

2008      Club undertakes $4.2 million Capital Campaign for Clubhouse renovation and new Stahl Teen Center.

2009      Stahl Teen Center and Clubhouse renovation project completed with grand opening in  September 2009.

2011       Club celebrates its 40th anniversary.

2013       The Club is recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America with the Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Great Award, for our outstanding Culture of Health.

2014        Club is recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America with the Honor Award in the Overall Participation and Attendance category.

November 2014 – Club’s teen members appeal to the city of Nashua to change our address to One Positive Place.