Golfview Unit Facts
The Golfview Elementary Unit is one of the largest BGCDT Club Units, annually serving 200 Club Members with daily after-school programs and enrichment activities. 2014 marks the 12th year of a tremendous partnership between the school and the Club. Currently, the Golfview Unit is a recognized 21st Century CLC Learning Center with primary focus on math and reading skills. The 21st Century CLC Program and Club Unit are funded through the Federal Government and Illinois State Board of Education.
Working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township since she was 16 years old as a Junior Staff member, Maria Ramirez has been a familiar face within the organization. Maria became Unit Director at Golview in 2012, having previously served as Carpentersville Middle School Unit Director and as an Activity Specialist at Golfview, Parkview and the Paul Knox Teen Center. As an alumni of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township, Maria understands the need in the community for vital after-school services for at-risk youth. Maria brings a strong social work background that also includes management experience with The Larkin Center’s Group Home Residential Program.
“I arrive to work looking forward to not just the positive experiences but also the challenging experiences. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many Club members of all ages and backgrounds at all the different sites, watching them grow throughout the organization. This is such a blessing to be a part of the lives that are being impacted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township.”
"Singing and dancing with my son, Jahleo Ily, highlights my days, as well as eating chocolate."