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100% of the proceeds from the Block Party on Broad event will go to support the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh.

Sunday, June 6, 2021
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Club History

The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1968, and the doors officially opened in 1970. Since then, the Club has proved to be an essential organization in the Oshkosh community.

Timeline of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh


The Boys Club of Oshkosh was founded, and the headquarters officially opened at Main Street and Merritt Avenue.


The Rockwell Foundation purchased the property at 502 N. Main and donated it to the Boys Club of Oshkosh. The Club became owners of its headquarters, which now is the Wagner Opera House.


The Boys Club of Oshkosh Alumni Association was formed. It now raises about $10,000 annually for the Club and Camp Radford. Members also log many hours of volunteer service.


A permanent endowment fund was established with $200,000.


The Boys Club of Oshkosh began after-school programs in local elementary schools.


Girls were officially welcomed in common membership, and the Club was renamed the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, Inc.


The “Campaign for Kids” raised $1.7 million dollars to construct a new facility.


The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh moved to our new and current facility at Parkway Avenue and Broad Street.


A new facility was constructed to house Head Start. Club members use the facility on non-school days, and 160 children in Head Start use the Club building on school days.


Adjacent property was purchased and converted to a Teen Center and administrative offices.


The new Teen Center, “The CLUB,” and administrative offices opened in April.


The Club partnered with Catalpa Health to provide on-site mental health services to Club members and families through the Trees from Seeds Center.


Camp Radford received an extensive renovation, including the building of a new Arts & Crafts building and a new garage. Improvements were also made to the main cabin, including installing a new roof and windows, building an enclosed porch, fixing the foundation and remodeling the interior (new bunk beds, new appliances, etc.).


The Club underwent an interior remodel that included building safer more secure entrances, the addition of four new offices, and making updates to many of our program areas in the CLUB Teen Center and the Radford Center.