Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Boys & Girls Clubs CEO begins job in Conn.

The Associated Press (Hartford, CT) January 2, 2011

"The new president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Monday started his first day on the job in the city where the movement began 151 years ago, saying it's time for 'a better life' for children.
Jim Clark visited members at the club in Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood on the final day of their winter vacation. He spoke to them about the importance of staying in school, keeping physically active and not bullying.
For the past eight years, Clark was CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, where he more than doubled the number of young people who are served by the clubs and created programs that improved literacy and high school graduation rates. He said children today face 'a very fragile' economic system and the nation is at a crossroads." Read More

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