Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell

Joseph C. Hungler named Director of Boys & Girls Club.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell names Joseph C. Hungler, a tireless advocate for youth for more than 20 years, as the new Executive Director.

Lowell, Mass. – Joseph C. Hungler, a tireless advocate for youth for more than 20 years, has been named the new Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell.

Mr. Hungler served for the past eight years as the Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, where he directed daily program development for 450 youth, supervised 59 staff members, managed four facilities, and administered a $1.2 million annual budget. He also serves as a National Training Associate at the Boys & Girls Club of America, specializing in service to teens.

An alumnus of the Boys & Girls Club himself, Mr. Hungler was named New Hampshire State Youth of the Year for two consecutive years (1988 and 1989). His entire career has been dedicated to service to Boys & Girls Club organizations.

“Joseph Hungler has the passion, experience and skill set to provide a brighter future for the youth of our community,” said Winfield S. Brown, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “He has demonstrated excellence in recruiting and managing quality personnel, developing key strategic partnerships, and fostering an effective stewardship and grant program during difficult economic times. We are very fortunate to have a professional of his caliber in Lowell, and we can look forward to a strong future under his capable leadership.”

Mr. Hungler has earned multiple national recognitions for his work with the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester. In 2006 he earned the President’s Call to Service Award from the National Council on Service and Civic Engagement. In 2005 he was named “Professional of the Year” by the Yankee Chapter of the Professional Association of Boys & Girls Clubs.

During his tenure in Worcester, he expanded the club from 1,700 members to more than 3,000 while expanding programs from 20 to nearly 100, with a priority on gang prevention through targeted outreach case management. He created a tradition of service, resulting in 16 teens receiving 2010 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards with more than 5,000 volunteer hours.

“I am honored and excited to accept this role with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell,” Mr. Hungler said.  “Providing youth with access to programs that provide hope and opportunity is my life’s work. With the support of the Board and this great community, I believe we can offer the youth of Lowell the best Boys & Girls Club in the country – and make a real difference in the lives of the next generation of Lowell’s leaders. “

Prior to his work with the Boys & Girls Club in Worcester, Mr. Hungler served as Program Director at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club from 2000 to 2002; Individual Services Director and Athletic Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua from 1994 to 2000; and various programming roles at the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (N.H.) from 1986 to 1994.

Mr. Hungler earned a bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont and a master degree in Human Resource Development from Clemson University. In 2009 he was named one of “40 Under Forty” by the Worcester Business Journal.

About The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

For more than 106 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell has served as a safe haven for the community’s children, especially for at-risk youth.  The Boys & Girls Club mission is “to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.” The Boys & Girls Club serves a diverse, growing membership of over 4,000 youth ages 7 to 18, offering supervised youth development programs after school, during vacations and holidays. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a network of more than 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, serving more than 4.6 million young people.