Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV) and Lutheran Social Services of Nevada (LSSN) are breaking ground on buildings that, when completed in the first quarter of 2018, will be the first campus-style service partnership of its kind in Nevada. Nevada HAND, a local nonprofit real estate development and management organization and its affiliate company, HAND Construction Company, is building the BGCSNV and LSSN buildings that will be on the site of their newest multi-family affordable housing community on Boulder Highway. This collaborative campus is adjacent to Mater Academy, a Title 1 charter elementary school.
The 10,000-square-foot Boulder Pines BGCSNV Club will be the nonprofit’s 15th location that provides youth, ages 5-18, with fun and engaging activities and programs supervised by trained staff in a safe, positive place when school is not in session. It’s expected to serve 200 youth daily.
The 7,332-square-foot LSSN building will serve as the nonprofit’s new headquarters, providing critical services to the community, including a grocery-style and digital food pantry, and in collaboration with agencies covering mental health, nutrition, employment, housing, and other critical services.
Funding for the BGCSNV and LSSN buildings was made possible largely by a $5.794 million grant through the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG). Administered locally by Clark County, this federal grant is the largest single award to a nonprofit partnership through CDBG in Southern Nevada in its 40-year history.