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Community welcomes new CEO of Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs of Reading and Berks County

Posted: September 7, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA– The Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs of Reading and Berks County board of directors is confident the organization is in good hands, said Chairman Eric Savage. Allen Reese was appointed chief executive officer last month. He succeeds Pablo Tejada, who was promoted in July to the national organization. Olivet operates seven clubhouses in […]

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New CEO named for Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: August 29, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- The Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs of Reading and Berks County on Monday announced the appointment of Allen Reese as its new chief executive officer. After a vigorous search of hundreds of applicants nationwide, officials said in a press release that they determined Reese had a wide array of attributes that would be […]

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School supplies collected for Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: August 19, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- The National Retail Foundation estimates parents will spend about $115 on average this year to outfit their children with the classroom supplies they will need for the start of the new school year. And that figure balloons to nearly $700 when the cost of clothing and electronics is added. To help start the […]

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Portrait of the Artist: Richard Bradbury

Posted: July 27, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Sitting in his Shillington kitchen, recounting his life as an actor, director and theater educator, Richard Bradbury doesn’t hesitate to pinpoint the time when the door opened for him. As a student at Northwest Junior High School, Bradbury, 57, a self-described “shy and backward kid,” found one place where he could be happy, […]

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Stuff the Bus to benefit Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: July 21, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs is teaming up with local businesses to collect donated school supplies over the next few weeks during a Stuff the Bus campaign. Donations will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Chick-fil-A in the Exeter Commons, 4675 Perkiomen Ave. Five Below, Staples and […]

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Julian Smith named Youth of the Year by Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: May 26, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

WYOMISSING, PA- Julian Smith stood in front of 700 people and delivered a speech by heart. “Every tough decision I had to make, I always heard the Olivet calling my name,” he said in front of a packed ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Reading, Wyomissing. Julian, 17, is a longtime member of the Olivet Boys […]

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Performance at Mi Casa Su Casa benefits Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: May 21, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Restaurateur Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz and musical entrepreneur Demetrius Profic, also known as T.O.P., joined forces Friday night to raise money for the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs in Reading. The fundraiser was held at Mi Casa Su Casa, Cepeda-Freytiz’s downtown restaurant at 320 Penn St. Supporters paid $10 for a night of entertainment that […]

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Clinic pitches softball to Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: May 18, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Local coaches and players held a softball clinic behind Lauer’s Park Elementary School. About 10 girls attended the clinic on Tuesday; it was the first in the area to be put on by Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs. Umpire and coach Todd Becker said the clinic was aimed at increasing community exposure to […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club given ‘Tips for Overcoming Adversity’

Posted: April 26, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- A group of more than 30 children in Reading learned Monday how to tackle the hurdles life will throw at them. The event, “Tips for Overcoming Adversity,” was held at Olivet Boys and Girls Club’s Oakbrook location and aimed to give the kids advice and tools they can use when facing the inevitable […]

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Albright students, children celebrate art

Posted: April 8, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Albright College students teamed up with children recently to create and celebrate art at the Olivet Boys & Girls Club Center for the Arts in Reading. It was the second year the college’s chapter of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) conducted the program for children who attend 13th & Union Elementary School. […]

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