Board Opportunity
Salesian Family Youth Center

Organization Profile

Mission Statement

To inspire and enable the young people of Boyle Heights and the surrounding communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and to support their families in this effort.

Organization Description

Since 1966, the Salesian Family Youth Center (formerly known as the Salesian Boys and Girls Youth Club of Los Angeles) has been serving the young people of the Boyle Heights community. The founder of the Salesians, Saint John Bosco, fervently believed in working on behalf of the young, especially those who are poor or at-risk. The Salesian Family Youth Center has that goal at the heart of everything it does. Located within walking distance of 13,000 elementary through high school age students, the Salesian Family Youth Center works to serve local families by providing positive after-school activities and low-cost alternative programs for thousands of at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 6 and 18. The Youth Center operates one clubhouse in Boyle Heights and one school site for non-school hours programming. Our Youth Center and our staff work daily to provide mentorship and a safe place for these young people to learn, play, and grow in their own knowledge.

Our greatest perennial challenge is locating and providing funding for the programs vital to the success of our most important community resource: our young children. We know the importance of their on-going education, and we recognize that learning cannot just stop at the end of the school day or the school year. Studies have shown that students who continue to be socially and academically engaged are more likely to succeed and remain in school long term.


Service Area
Local: Los Angeles

Staff Size
19 people

Board Size
6 people

Average Board Tenure
3 years

Programming Area(s)
At-Risk Children and Youth, K-12 Education


2228 E. 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Board Position

Term Length
3 years years

Position Description

We are looking for caring adults who would like to be part of our Board of Directors, who have a passion for our mission to support underprivileged children and young people in Boyle Heights! Our board members must be team players, who are willing to lead, to share their expertise, and to invest their time to support our organization. We are searching for persons who share our concern for the safety and development of our young people. The future of our communities depends on the personal, spiritual, and academic growth of our youth.

Estimated monthly time commitment
6 hours

Board charitable giving policy
We have a “Give/Get” policy of 2,500 dollars per year to improve the services provided by the Salesian Family Youth Center. The Board member can donate the entire amount or help the organization recruit donors for our “Did you know campaign” that helps raise funds for the Youth Center.

Desired board member experience/expertise
Corporate Executive
Elected or Appointed Public Official

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