Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne Names New Preschool Center the “John A. Pasquale III Early Childhood Learning Center”

On Saturday, November 26th, the Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and a naming dedication of the new Positive Place Preschool building, located at 148 Maitland Avenue, Hawthorne.  The facility was named after the late John A. Pasquale III.  John was a dedicated supporter of the Boys & Girls Club and was a past recipient of the Man of the Year award presented by the Club.  John also served his hometown on the Hawthorne Board of Education as a member for 13 years, the Commissioner of Public Works for 6 years and a Councilman for 4 years.  He was a member of the Hawthorne Library Foundation, Hawthorne Kiwanis Club and a lifetime member of the Hawthorne PBA Local 200.  John was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s RC Church, where he served on the Finance Committee.  He was a member of the Paterson Elks and Old Timers Sports Club.  John also served as a past President and Secretary of the All Wags Athletic Club in Paterson and served on the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Governing Board.  He had a passion for sports and working with children as he volunteered as a coach for the American Legion Post 187 baseball team for 15 years and was a football official for over 40 years for the New Jersey Football Officials Association.

The Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne just completed this 8 month expansion project.  The Club has expanded its preschool facility to better meet the needs of our community.  This new facility will serve children from 6 weeks to 2 years old.  What was once a family owned residence situated across the parking lot from the Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne, is now a part of the Club campus, serving over 50 infants and toddlers.

For more information about our Positive Place Preschool Center, please contact Nicole Kenworthy at or by calling the Club at (973) 427-7777.


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