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Venice Concert Benefits B&G Clubs

September 30, 2015, What's New at the Club

On September 25th, a benefit concert was hosted by the WFC Foundation at Legacy Theatre in Springfield. The band of the evening, Venice, played a collection of songs that they consider to be a reflection of their small, eclectic beach town for which they are named. Their sound is described as “classic rock with folk influences” according to their website A couple hundred people attended the event with the proceeds of the night going to nonprofits in Springfield. Read more ›


Boys & Girls Club Contest Winner Presents Artwork to Memorial

September 28, 2015, In the News

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois is doing great work for our community and Memorial Health System is a proud supporter of the nonprofit organization. In August, the Club featured a contest for middleschoolers to design and color the Memorial logo to recognize Memorial for its support. Read more ›


Teen Member Visits Pennsylvania

August 7, 2015, What's New at the Club

Early this month, our very own My’kel Morris, was invited to attend a week-long leadership program at the Freedoms Foundation’s Valley Forge’s campus in Pennsylvania. The program, “Service Learning in Public Policy” or “SLIPP” is described as an exceptional leadership program designed to educate, inspire and prepare academically-motivated high school students. Read more ›


Boys & Girls Clubs’ college trips for low-income students to continue

July 11, 2015, In the News

As state lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner continue to bicker over a budget, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois saw firsthand Friday just how well the rest of the Springfield community can come together. A group of local businesses and individuals is filling the state funding void and sending high school students from low-income neighborhoods on an out-of-town college visit this summer. Read more ›


Inaction on budget at Capitol pinches Boys & Girls Clubs

July 10, 2015, In the News

Several dozen young people from Springfield’s low-income neighborhoods will miss out on visits to out-of-town colleges this summer because of state budget uncertainty that began this spring.

These visits, which can give high school students inspiration and help them deal with the stresses of urban life, are just one casualty of the current budget impasse.

It’s a time when cuts in state funding are uncertain, and it’s uncertain when any money from the state will start to flow again.

“You can’t plan for anything as it relates to this funding,” said William Legge, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, 300 S. 15th St. Read more ›