Sen. Dodd Names Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club Nonprofit of the Year
VACAVILLE – The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, which in its 20-year history has helped thousands of young people graduate from high school and plan for future success, has been named Solano County Nonprofit of the Year for 2023 by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa.
“Raising capable young men and women is critical for society, and no organization in our community has done more to help achieve this than the Vacaville Boys & Girls Club,” Sen. Dodd said. “Their programs and staff are wonderful and I am happy to recognize them for their invaluable contributions to our families.”
“This award is very much appreciated as it recognizes the great work our staff perform every day for our children and our community,” said David Esparza, board president. “On behalf of The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, I thank Sen. Dodd and his office for this great recognition and his continuous support.”
“We are so proud of our rich history of connecting youth to an adult who champions their path to a great future and look forward to continuing to serve the next generation of kids in our newly created Boys & Girls Club,” said Anna Dinh Eaton, CEO. “This recognition is an honor and belongs to the community who every day, show their support for our work. Sen. Dodd has always been a champion for Boys & Girls Clubs and I appreciate his willingness to work with us on pressing issues and needs.”
The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club has been serving the community’s young people since 2003. Its primary mission is to ensure all club members graduate from high school with an actionable plan. Life skills and enrichment programs taught by staff are instrumental for increasing confidence and inspiring hope for brighter futures. The organization weathered challenges brought by the pandemic and economic downturn with its strong community investments and visionary leadership.
Photo: Anna Dinh Eaton
Senator Bill Dodd represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sonoma, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties. You can learn more about the district and Senator Dodd at www.sen.ca.gov/dodd.