History/Timeline

1944 – Marlborough Boys Club Inc. opened in a rental hall in the old Hunter Block on Main Street.

1946 – The Club was chartered as a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and moved to a new location on Mechanic Street.

1954 – The Club had collected $15,000 from various fundraisers and used the money as a down payment for a new building on Rawlins Avenue (known as the Pastime Theater Building).

1972 – The Club was transformed into a year-round operation, adding programs, staff and a full-time Director.

1983 – The Club’s Board of Directors voted to sell the Pastime Theater Building and purchase the vacant Mitchell School on Pleasant Street (where our Marlborough Clubhouse is still housed today).

1991 – Marlborough Boys Clubs Inc. became the Marlborough Boys & Girls Clubs Inc.

1996 – Marlborough Boys & Girls Clubs Inc. and Girls Inc. merged.

1999 – The Hollis Street Clubhouse in Framingham opened, focused on serving middle school students, and the organization became the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Marlborough.

2000 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Marlborough, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson, and the Hudson Youth Center merged to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest.

2003 – The Hudson Clubhouse underwent a two million dollar expansion.

2008 — The Hollis Street Clubhouse relocates to 154 Pearl Street in Framingham, known as the Pearl Street Clubhouse.

2016 – The Pearl Street Clubhouse relocates to 25 Clinton Street in Framingham, known as the Framingham Clubhouse.

Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest is the second largest Boys & Girls Club organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving over 3,500 members at our three Clubhouses in Framingham, Hudson and Marlborough.