In 138 years of continuous operation, The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) has positively influenced the lives of nearly a million young men. In 1876, philanthropist and entrepreneur E. H. Harriman founded New York City’s first Boys’ Club with the goal of getting boys off the streets of the Lower East Side and into a safe place where they would engage in more productive activities. While our purpose has remained constant, our vision and range of programs have considerably expanded.
The achievements of our alumni are a testament to the impact of our programs. You will find men from the Boys’ Club in every walk of life: raising families, pursuing careers, working hard, and giving back to their communities.
To find out more about our members and our impact, please check out our 2013 Program Report or explore the links below.