FROM HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT TO HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its humble beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut - Alice Goodwin, Mary Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Their belief was to provide homeless boys a positive alternative from roaming the streets, so they organized the first Boys & Girls Club of America. Throughout the years that foundation & philosophy grew nationwide & made strong roots locally in 1939. This was the beginning of The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg.