Variety Boys & Girls Club

The mission of the Variety Boys & Girls Club (VBGC) is to provide innovative and stimulating academic, leadership and recreational programming in a safe and nurturing environment to the underserved children and families of Boyle Heights. Our vision is that all children will have an opportunity to excel in school and career, and contribute fully to society.

Located in the heart of this historic Los Angeles neighborhood, the VBGC has a rich history. For over 67 years, our Club has provided a refuge for children who struggle daily with real life circumstances of poverty, under-resourced neighborhoods, low educational attainment, gang violence, substance abuse and poor health outcomes. In addition to our main site, in 2008, we opened a satellite club at Pueblo Del Sol, just two minutes away and within a public housing development administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. 

Throughout 2015, members of the VBGC photographed their community along Cesar E. Chavez Avenue during a photography program developed and taught by Los Angeles Center for Photography’s Executive Director, Julia Dean. These photos displayed are examples of our members’ work that capture the essence of Boyle Heights.


We at Guisados couldn't pass up an opportunity to share this collection of local students photography. We are honored and thankful that they would share their talents with us and provide a true visual representation of our local community.

We invite you to stop by our Boyle Heights location and admire their point of view.