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
1970-1979

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
1980-1989

1985

  • Club builds $1.15 million addition, doubling space
  • New program begins for teen girls
1990-1999

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
2000-2009

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.
  • 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
2010-Present

2011

  • Club celebrates its 40th anniversary

2013

  • The Club is recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America with the Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be GreatAward, 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 – Club’s teen members appeal to the city of Nashua to change our address to One Positive Place

2016

  • The Club is recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America with the Honor Award in Best Overall Program in the Nation

2017

  • The Club is recognized by Nashua Chamber of Commerce as Non Profit of the Year

 

Contact

Visit our Club at:
One Positive Place
Nashua, NH 03060

P: 603.883.0523