MAR VISTA GARDENS (CBSLA.com) — A lot of elbow grease and a lot of community support has paid off as a Boys & Girls Club, four years in the making, is set to open in Mar Vista Gardens.

Jack and Cindy Jones took a tour of the brand new youth center named in their honor after their $1 million donation.

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“It’s unbelievable to actually see that this is the day that the doors are open,” Cindy Jones said.

Officials from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica and the Los Angeles Housing Authority took part in the ribbon cutting for the grand opening.

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The club includes an art shop, education center, teen center, gym and a technology center and a game room.

“This building is going to be filled with kids, having fun,” Cindy Jones said. “When kids smile, it lights up a room.”

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