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Don Bosco Center of Manassas finds a new home

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After a nearly yearlong search, the Don Bosco Center, an after-school program for at-risk and other youths, has found a permanent location at the Martin K. Alloy Boys & Girls Club of Manassas.

The program, run by the Youth Apostles, was based out of the Georgetown South Community Center for 14 years until the Georgetown South Board voted to terminate the center’s contract for the space.

The Don Bosco Center was unable to find a permanent location at the end of the school year, so the Knights of Columbus George Brent Council at All Saints Church in Manassas opened its doors to the program during the summer and part of the school year. Burger King also allowed the center to use its space on Mondays and Wednesdays.  

The new location at 9501 Dean Park Lane will give the center use of an office, two large activity rooms and a gym.  Students also will be able to ride a bus from the nearby middle school.

“We’re certainly excited that we can continue to serve the young people of Manassas,” said Youth Apostles Father Ramon Dominguez, director. “The new location is bigger and gives us an opportunity to grow. It also positions us in a good solid situation with the schools in the community and opens up opportunities to work with the Boys & Girls Club because we are using their facility.” 

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2018