To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.


Get to Know Us

Executive Director

Keshawn Dodds


Located at 100 Acorn Street, the Boys & Girls Club Family Center is committed to giving our youth the most optimal club experience that they can have. We understand that our youth are our future leaders. Our mission statement says it all: “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential a productive, caring and responsible citizens.”

Our focus is to make sure that each and every person that comes through our doors understands that we are here for them as a family and will do our best to provide the best services for them.

We are proud to provide the programming that our community needs. From our full day Pre-School to our after school youth program, to our evening teen program and our summer sessions, we keep our doors open seven days a week for the community to utilize. Being rooted in the heart of Springfield, MA, we pride ourselves as being city’s best neighbor, but also like that we help the community become a true family. Our outreach through community service and also educational programs, we work tirelessly to give people options to better their lives.

We welcome all people to come experience being part of the Boys and Girls Club Family Center. We are the place where

“Great Futures Start Here!”

Executive Staff

Youth Development Coordinators




Annual Day for Kids Event

Day for Kids Alumni Donations

Our Day for Kids event is fast approaching and we need your help! Calling all our Boys and Girls Club Family Center’s Alumni to help us make this event a success. There are still some outstanding needs that we need assistance covering. Any amount helps. Your donations are always tax deductible and will go toward…

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Helen-Caulton-Harris - Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree - Featured Img

Helen Caulton-Harris | Hall of Fame Honoree

Helen R. Caulton-Harris was appointed Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Springfield by Mayor Michael J. Albano on April 1, 1996. She is responsible for managing the health and human service infrastructure for the city. She also serves in the Mayor’s cabinet as the Commissioner of Community Services. Since her appointment,…

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Denise Jordan - BGCFC Hall of Fame Honoree

Denise Jordan – Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Denise R. Jordan was born and raised in the City of Springfield, to Donna and former State Representative Raymond A. Jordan, in a household where community activism and service was a daily part of her upbringing. Denise is a proud resident of the City of Springfield and a product of Springfield Public Schools. She attended…

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Tony Malone

Tony Malone – Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Phillip, affectionately known as “MoMo”, Teddy, Mr. Malone or Tony, is currently employed as the Social Recreation Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club Family Center in Springfield, MA. Tony is a staple in the Family Center community as generation after generation of individuals and families have been positively impacted and influenced by him. He…

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Craig Washington, Noellena Paez - Youth of the Year, Keshawn - Great Futures Gala

Noellena Paez – Youth of the Year

Since 1947,Youth of the Year has been BGCA’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of our club members. Each year,one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club is selected to be the National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys &…

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