High School Summer Internship Opportunity

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club seeks high school students to participate in a paid, 20-hour-per-week summer internship at its TEAM Summer program. Applicants should be at least 16 years of age, have a desire to work in education or another human services field in the summer, and be available 6/24 – 8/23. Responsibilities include working with a group of up to 20 youth in a summer camp program under the guidance of 2 camp counselors also assigned to the group. Interns will engage young people in fun educational and recreational activities at the McKeown Boys & Girls Club.

Applications are due Friday 5/31: http://bit.ly/2024bgcinternship

Club Awarded Ten-Year $1million Grant from Cummings Foundation!


Woburn nonprofit receives 10 years of funding from Cummings Foundation

Woburn, May 20, 2024 – James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. The Woburn-based youth development organization was selected from a total of 715 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive $1,000,000 over ten years.

The McKeown Boys & Girls Club offers out-of-school time programs and activities to more than 1,000 youth and teens from Woburn and the surrounding communities. Its mission is to inspire youth to find their greatness through activities that foster healthy lifestyles, academic success, and good character & citizenship. “All of us at the McKeown Boys & Girls Club could not be more thrilled to be a recipient of this impactful funding. This ten-year investment in our young people from Cummings Foundation will change the trajectory of our organization and play a major role in supporting teens and young adults in our community,” said Julie Gage, Executive Director.

The meaningful ten-year, $1,000,000 grant will support the Club’s goal of engaging teenagers and young adults in workforce and life readiness programming by offering academic support, career exposure, certification and training, and job placement assistance.

Cummings Foundation and the McKeown Boys & Girls Club have a long history of meaningful partnership in the community. In 1986, Cummings made its first $100,000 donation to the (then) Boys Club of Woburn. Since then, Cummings has continued to support the Club’s mission, leading to the renaming of the organization in 2014 to James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn in memory of Jamie McKeown, a lifelong Club kid and volunteer and former president of Cummings Properties. This grant is a testament to the shared values and commitment to youth development and community building.

The Cummings $30 Million Grant Program primarily supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties, plus six communities in Norfolk County: Brookline, Dedham, Milton, Needham, Quincy, and Wellesley.

Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the areas where it owns commercial property. Its buildings are all managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate, Cummings Properties. This Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 11 million square feet of debt-free space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.

“Greater Boston is fortunate to have a robust, dedicated, and highly capable nonprofit sector that supports and enhances the community in myriad ways,” said Cummings Foundation executive director and trustee Joyce Vyriotes. “The entire Cummings organization is thankful for their daily work to help all our neighbors thrive.”

The majority of the grant decisions were made by nearly 100 community volunteers. They worked across a variety of committees to review and discuss the proposals and then, together, determine which requests would be funded. Among these community volunteers were business and nonprofit leaders, mayors, college presidents, and experts in areas such as finance and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion).

“We believe strongly that grant decisions will be more equitable when made by a diverse group of community members,” said Vyriotes. “We’re incredibly grateful to the dozens of individuals who participated in our democratized philanthropic process.”

The Foundation and volunteers first identified 150 organizations to receive three-year grants of up to $300,000 each. The winners included first-time recipients as well as nonprofits that had previously received Cummings grants. Twenty-five of this latter group of repeat recipients were then selected by a panel of community volunteers to have their grants elevated to 10-year awards ranging from $300,000 to $1 million each.

This year’s grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including housing and food insecurity, workforce development, immigrant services, social justice, education, and mental health services. The nonprofits are spread across 49 different cities and towns.

Cummings Foundation has now awarded $500 million to greater Boston nonprofits. The complete list of this year’s 150 grant winners, plus nearly 2,000 previous recipients, is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.

About James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn opened in 1964 and has provided out-of-school time activities to youth and teens for 60 years. Each day at six locations in Woburn, MA young people find a safe place to participate in before and afterschool programs with the Club. Professional staff engage members in programs and activities that foster their interests and encourage them to learn. To learn more about the McKeown Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcwoburn.org.

About Cummings Foundation

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester, MA and has grown to be one of the largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn, and Cummings Health Sciences, LLC. Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.

Pot of Gold Winners!

THANK YOU to all who took a chance and entered the Pot of Gold Raffle! We sold a record number of tickets are are incredibly grateful for everyone’s generosity.

You can also check out videos of each drawing on our YouTube page!


March 16, 2024: $20,000 – Ticket #378, Goodyear School Staff

2023-2024 $1,000 Weekly Winners

December 20, 2023 – #1035, Rick Jolly

January 4, 2024 – #1179, Patricia Langell

January 10, 2024 – #285, Glenn Johnson

January 17, 2024 – #476, Richard Jaime

January 24, 2024 – #745, Cecelia Pratt

January 31, 2024 – #476, Richard Jaime

February 7, 2024 – #591, Robert Speziale

February 14, 2024 – #117, Nicole Gangi

February 21, 2024 – #226, Shannon Maguire

February 28, 2024 – #623, Wayne Clark

March 6, 2024 – #533, Sondi & John Stanton

March 13, 2024 – #6, Joe Gaiero

2024 Pot of Gold Raffle Tickets Now On Sale!

$32,000 in prizes!

Only 1,500 tickets will be sold!

Weekly prizes of $1,000 will be given away beginning December 20, 2023, until the $20,000 grand prize drawing on March 16, 2024. Weekly winners go “back in the bin!” Buy early to increase your odds.

Your participation benefits the Club’s mission to inspire youth to find their greatness. The McKeown Boys & Girls Club achieves this by offering dynamic programs and activities for youth and teens during critical out-of-school time hours. Your support makes a difference in the lives of our members. THANK YOU!

Purchase your ticket today!

Pot of Gold Winners

Thank you to all the Club supporters who put their name “in the bin” for the 2022-2023 Pot of Gold Fundraiser!


Ticket #1089, Katie Gildea


December 21, 2022 – Ticket #618, Paula Macinanti

January 4, 2023 – Ticket #410, Lily Toomey

January 11, 2023 – Ticket #219, Danielle & Mario Jalbert

January 18, 2023 – Ticket #1094, Sue Ellen Hewitt

January 25, 2023 – Ticket #611, James & Diane DeLong

February 1, 2023 – Ticket #580, Jonathan Morales

February 8, 2023 – Ticket #230, Sandy Connolly

February 15, 2023 – Ticket #620, Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Murphy

February 22, 2023 – Ticket #651, Christopher Keane

March 1, 2023 – Ticket #322, Bill & Lynda Peitzsch

March 8, 2023 – Ticket #548, Matt Sullivan

March 16, 2023 – Ticket #202, Monica Dattilo


March 18, 2023 – Ticket #1089, Katie Gildea

St. Patrick’s Day Comedy Night

Join us back at the Club, everyone’s favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Pot of Gold is back after 3 long years! We have a great lineup of local comedians, live Irish music from Curragh’s Fancy, and DJ Dan Maguire. Heavy apps are included, with a cash bar available throughout the night!
$70 per person. The price jumps to $75 after 2/18, so don’t wait – get your tickets today!

Lucky’s Lobsters Evaluations Announced

2022-2023 Lucky’s Lobsters Swim Evaluation Information

The most updated swim team information can always be found on our Lucky’s Lobsters page.

All swimmers interested in participating in Lucky’s Lobsters must attend one evaluation session. Coaches have not seen the swimmers for nine months, so it’s important that both new AND returning swimmers attend one session. A parent or caregiver should attend with the child to learn about the program and ask questions. The evaluation will last one hour or less. Pre-registration is not required, and swimmers should only attend once.

Membership is not required for evaluations. However, if you are a returner and know you will participate, regardless of practice time or placement, please complete your online membership using the MyClubHub parent portal. Learn how to do that on our Main Clubhouse page and make a plan to attend an upcoming orientation, which is required of both new and returning Club members.

Evaluation Dates and Times

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Winners!

We are grateful to all Club supporters who supported the important Helicopter Ball Drop fundraiser, which took place Monday, August 29, 2022! Your generous support means the world to us.

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Prize:  $10,000 – Ball #239, Paul Swanfeldt

2nd Prize:  $2,000 – Ball #161, Maher Services

3rd Prize:  $1,000 – Ball #215, David Ahearn

Thank you again!

Halfway to Pot of Gold Trivia Night!

Join us for some FUN as we kick off the 2022-2023 Pot of Gold season!

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Woburn Moose Lodge – 4 Federal Street, Woburn, MA  01801

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Teams of up to 8 players
  • Cash bar
  • Teams are encouraged to bring their own food and/or snacks
  • Themes, costumes, decorations encouraged (though not required!)
  • $10 in advance; $20 at the door

Learn more & purchase your ticket today!

We’re Hiring!

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn is growing and we are expanding our capacity to deepen our impact. A few current opportunities include:

Assistant Childcare Director – We are looking for a motivated individual to provide administrative guidance and leadership within our preschool and school-age childcare programs.

SCI Americorps Member – In partnership with Social Capital Inc. we are seeking full-time AmeriCorps volunteers to support service-learning programming, volunteer coordination, and community building.

Temporary part-time and full-time positions are also available to join us this summer, including a summer internship for high school and college students and part-time lifeguard positions.

Learn about these positions and others, and apply today!