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This mega star credits Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club with helping her get started in the entertainment industry. It was at the Club, that Lopez honed her skills as a performer.
"The staff recognized a spark of performing potential in me, and brought that spark alive." she says.
"Soon I was singing and dancing in regular Club performances, and before long, was part of the Club's traveling troupe."
After getting her start as a dancer on the TV show In Living Color, Lopez landed the title role in the feature film Selena, which officially launched her into superstardom. She has since starred in dozens of feature films, while at the same time managing her award-winning singing career. Today, she is known as one of the nation's top female performers.
"I can honestly say I don't know where I'd be today without the Club," says Lopez.
"Thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs from the bottom of my heart, for all you have done for me, and for so many others."