Ms. Chase has over thirty years of experience working within and for the benefit of communities throughout Los Angeles.
She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Industrial Psychology.
Experience in community development, mentoring, consulting, fundraising, professional and educational recruiting; has afforded Nicole the opportunity to understand her communities from a unique perspective.
Currently, Ms. Chase is the President & CEO for the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley; where she focuses on building and enhancing the Club's after-school programs and raising funds to support the Club's million-dollar annual operating budget for youth in the North East San Fernando Valley and beyond. Established in 1966, The Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley's Mission is to enable young people, especially those furthest from opportunity, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With a focus on prevention and assets-based program design, its activity array includes Education & Career Development, Sports & Wellness, Health & Life Skills, Arts, and Leadership & Character Development. The organization's core curriculum emphasizes social, cultural, emotional and educational growth among youth, ages 6-18.
Every year, more than 2000 young people take advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley. The Club's vision is to provide a World-Class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who comes through its doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character & citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Chase is passionate about building upon the 50 plus years of service that the Club has provided to the community. The Club has been in the forefront of youth development in the San Fernando Valley, working with all young people, especially those from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. Today, the Club provide services annually to more than 2000 young people and their families. Over 80,000 youth have come through the Club's doors. The Club is dedicated to ensuring that our community's young people have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.
Additionally, as a certified facilitator for "Motivating the Teen Spirit", she is active in motivational teen programs that bring emotional literacy and emotional healthiness to teens, which has helped young people, who have dropped out of school to return. She mentored, recruited and worked with teens and young adults, building up their skills and strengths in preparation for college and careers.
Chase has been involved in major community and citywide endeavors, including the Los Angeles Business Expo; formerly held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. As an Expo Director for seventeen years, Nicole managed major sponsorships, produced the West Coast Music Festival, and was the director over the Teen Leadership & Entrepreneurial Summit (which served thousands of teens) and was later appointed Director over the Tom Bradley Business Institute (a small business and entrepreneurial program).
Ms. Chase has been active on multiple commissions:
Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (current commission) - Appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles Zoo Commission - Appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles Department of Transportation Commission - Appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles County Library Commission - Appointed by former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
Valley Regional Volunteer Neighborhood Oversight Committee for Proposition K: L.A. for Kids - Appointed by former Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcon
Nicole enjoys working with and on behalf of the City of Los Angeles and beyond, especially when it comes to the community and our youth.