BOC will Build, Connect, and Strengthen community with support for LGBTQA issues in Northern NV with the plan to build a community center.
Build Our Center, or BOC as we like to call it, was created when it was noticed that the LGBTQA community was in need of a place that provided programs, services, and resources for the community. The group incorporated with the State of Nevada as a domestic non-profit organization in 2009. We did some restructuring and refining and BOC became a recognized 501c3 in 2013.
Our long-term vision is to build a thriving, community-based organization to support the LGBTQA community in Northern Nevada. We dream of creating a safe and supportive space and environment where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together under one roof for cultural, educational, health, social, and wellness programs.
The purpose of Build Our Center is for charitable and educational purposes, including, but not limited to, the support, education and advocacy of the LGBTQA community in Northern Nevada, including its members, allies, and those confronted with sexual orientation and gender identity issues. In addition, we seek to promote awareness and acceptance, provide a safe and accepting environment for members of the community and their allies, and advocate for equality of all individuals.