Educational Institutions

Bakersfield Police Activities League

  • Bakersfield, CA
  • www.bakersfieldpal.org

Mission Statement

Our Mission… Guiding at-risk youth through quality educational and athletic after-school programs to healthy alternatives to drugs, alcohol, gangs, and violenceProviding local youth with focus and direction, helping them become responsible citizensEstablishing positive relationships between youth, police, and the community.

Main Programs

  1. After School Tutoring
  2. Girls' Social Development
  3. Boxing
  4. Safe Haven
  5. Soccer
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Target area demographics show the great majority [over 95%] of program youth are Hispanic or African-American. Over 97% are from households with income categorized as "Extremely Low" or "Very Low" according to current H.U.D. standards.Youth are primarily drawn from areas represented by ZIP codes 93307, 93304, 93305, 93306, and 93308.

ruling year

1995

Executive Director since 2015

Self-reported

Mr. Frank Gonzales

Keywords

Self-reported

youth, education, volunteer, sports, recreation, boxing, social activities, arts, crafts, safe haven

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EIN

77-0375436

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Girls Clubs (O22)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

BPAL's top accomplishments from the past year would include being able to maintain our current programs and being able to assist the chidren in raising their grade point average by a whole grade.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

After School Tutoring

We have a quality tutoring program that helps children ages 8-17 (3rd - 12th grade) with their homework and other school assignments. Children are given help by volunteers and others, often on a one to one basis. The Tutoring Program is Monday - Thursday from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. This program is volunteer intensive. Tutors work with Elementary, Middle School and High School groupings on homework, reading, math and special reports and assignments. PAL's goal is for staff and volunteers to afford the children a three to one ratio of tutors to children. BPAL has increased the number of children consistently attending the after school tutorial to about 60 children per day, per semester.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$40,000.00

Program 2

Girls' Social Development

The Girl's Social Development program is held every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 at BPAL. It helps girls develop their social skills, including friendship building, teacher relationships, anger management, social gatherings and job interviewing skills. This program targets girls from 5th to 12th grade and offers numerous guest speakers and community members who talk to the girls about contemporary social issues. Civic responsibility is stressed and the girls choose an organization to pair with for mentoring and service opportunities. This program impacts about 25 girls each semester.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$6,000.00

Program 3

Boxing

Boxing was the first BPAL program. Our Boxing Program has about 50+ children from ages 8 to 17. The beginning program is Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. The advanced program is on Monday - Friday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. A number of our advance boxers compete in various state, regional and national competitions.

Category

Recreation & Sports, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$35,000.00

Program 4

Safe Haven

Our Police Activities League Center is open during the school year Monday - Friday from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. for children to play in a safe supervised environment. Children are encouraged to become involved in one or more of the structured activities. During Summer, the Save Haven Program is converted to a Summer Day Camp with a weekly schedule of healthy activities. During the Camp, free hot lunches are provided.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 5

Soccer

Not available

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Target area demographics show the great majority [over 95%] of program youth are Hispanic or African-American. Over 97% are from households with income categorized as "Extremely Low" or "Very Low" according to current H.U.D. standards.Youth are primarily drawn from areas represented by ZIP codes 93307, 93304, 93305, 93306, and 93308.

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

BPAL's most pressing needs are volunteers and finances to help cover cost of daily program expenses for the children.

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Financials

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BAKERSFIELD POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Bakersfield Police Activities League

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Frank Gonzales

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Chief Greg Williamson

Bakersfield Police Department

Term: Jan 2010 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan