Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston receives prestigious awards from Children at Risk and Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) was the recipient of two prestigious awards for its work in providing innovative services and programming for children and teens in a five-county area. These awards include “Statewide Outstanding Child-Focused Nonprofit” for Children at Risk, and “Community Partner of the Year,” given by Austin-based Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS).

Children at Risk is a non-partisan research and advocacy nonprofit established in 1989 by Houston child advocates and researchers and is dedicated to understanding and addressing the root causes of child poverty and inequality. It is now a statewide organization. The Texas Alliance of Child and Family Service is a network of mission-driven organizations that have embraced the call to serve children across Texas who experience trauma from abuse, neglect, poverty, domestic violence and more, along with their families.

“We are humbled to be recognized by these two stellar organizations that work tirelessly to improve the lives of youth, children and families across our state,” says Kevin Hattery. “It’s an honor to be in partnership with visionary nonprofits committed to advocacy, research and collaboration.”

The “Statewide Outstanding Child-Focused Nonprofit” award was presented at Children at Risk’s “2021 Academy Awards of Child Advocacy Accolades Luncheon” Oct. 8 at the Hotel Zaza in the Museum District, with several staff members accepting on behalf of the organization. BGCGH was lauded at the event for “being innovative and data-driven in service delivery, as well as for the nimble adjustments made to meet the emerging needs of youth.”

The TACFS “Community Partner” award will honor BGCGH during its annual Texas Child Care Administrators Conference for the nonprofit’s response in providing mission-aligned programming and services during the pandemic that were fluid and adaptable to the emerging needs of members, families and staff. These included food distributions, Virtual Club experiences, wellness check-ins, and Blue Learning Labs for students needing computers and internet.

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