The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is excited to announce Michael Contreras as President / CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township.
Contreras, who has worked as a division manager for the Dundee Township Park District for five years, and started his new position on July 31st.
Contreras was the liaison between the Park District and the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township since 2013 and has served on the Youth of the Year and Programming Committees. Contreras was instrumental in facilitating the agreement for the use of the Park District's Rakow Center for the Boys & Girls Club's Teen Center.
Contreras, a Carpentersville native who attended Barrington High School, is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in Recreation Administration.
Mike has been working with youth since he graduated from Spring Arbor University in 1994 with a degree in Recreation Management. He has been with the organization since it opened in January of 1997. “It has been great to see the club, and the kids grow through the years.” Mike has been in his current role as Vice President of Operations since 2008, where some of his duties include oversight of the unit directors, volunteer recruitment, grant management, staff development, and outcome measurement. “This is my dream job, and the best thing about working with the organization is being able to offer opportunities to youth who need us the most.”
Amalia has been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township organization since 2004, working her way up the ranks from a part-time staff to a full-time Unit Director. She currently serves as our Vice President of Program Services overseeing the development and implementation of impactful programs and grant-related projects by providing strategic direction to Club staff to ensure impactful outcomes.
Amalia serves as the organization’s bi-lingual liaison for the Hispanic community and is very active in the local community working with several of the Club’s business partners, as well as the Carpentersville AM Rotary Club.
As a proud parent to three children of her own, Amalia has a true passion for working with youth. “I am very proud of the work that our organization provides on a daily basis to the children and families in our community, it is a much needed service.” Amalia when away from work, loves to spend her time salsa dancing and frequenting Starbucks for her coffee!
Jennifer started working with Boys & Girls Club in August, 2009, where she was the founding director at our Parkview Site. She is currently a member of our Admin team as the Club Services Manager. She works closely with our staff of Directors in helping to coordinate club activities and special events. She also coordinates our volunteers and mentors for each of the sites.
Jennifer is a lifelong member of the Carpentersville community. Having been raised and raising her own family here, she is familiar with the area, it’s assets and it’s needs. Working at Boys & Girls Club is so much more than a “job” for Jennifer. It’s an opportunity for her to make a difference in the lives of the local families she has been blessed to get to know.