Our History

In response to an escalation of gang violence, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harbor City/Harbor Gateway (BGCSB) was formed in 1989 as an extension of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wilmington. BGCSB provided gang alternative programming in Normont Terrace and the surrounding communities to combat rising gang membership amongst local youth. BGCSB received a charter from the Boys & Girls Club of America and detached from the Wilmington Club after two short years. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay (BGCSB) was formed in 2001 as services expanded into neighboring communities. Our goal is to serve thousands of youth annually throughout the South Bay communities with quality, fun programming in a safe and nurturing environment.