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Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Inc.

Stamford, CT   |  http://www.bgcastamford.org

Mission

The Mission of Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is to enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We strive to empower our youth and provide a safe and supportive environment with caring adult professionals and volunteers. We strive to achieve our mission by offering facilities, programs and support systems that assist young people in their academic, social, athletic and cultural pursuits. Our formula for impact focuses on children’s academic success, good character, citizenship and healthy lifestyles.

Ruling year info

1954

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Rowena Track

Main address

347 Stillwater Ave

Stamford, CT 06902 USA

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EIN

06-0646911

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Boys & Girls Club of Stamford addresses many needs of youth and families in our community. Of our 1,600 members, 75% come from households with annual income less than $15,000 a year, nearly half are single-parent homes, and 97% come from diverse backgrounds. For many of our families, our Club is the only affordable and accessible childcare option, especially during after school hours. All 22 Stamford Schools drop off at one of our two locations. We also address things like food insecurity but securing snacks and often meals for youth, the achievement gap by providing homework help, tutoring, and mentors, and the opportunity gap by providing workforce development skills training, college, and career readiness programs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Boys & Girls Club of Stamford

BGCA clubs serve school-age youth through a variety of programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development. In addition to program development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides programmatic and executive training for Club professionals nationwide.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Multiracial people, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

COVID-19 limited capacity. Growth returned in 2022 and we expect this growth to continue in 2023.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to provide a positive, productive, safe, and nurturing environment where youth can get whatever help they need, thus having the best chance to make their dreams and aspirations a reality. We aim to attract even more youth than the 1,600 existing members, and motivate youth to attend frequently.

Our formula for success starts with having an accessible physical space, with diverse programming and services. Then, we foster trusting relationships between youth and adults, make sure the Club is a safe, fun, and welcoming place for all, and encourage youth to attend regularly. Our strategy is based on Boys & Girls Club best practices adopted by thousands of Clubs and rooted in the needs of our community.

Boys & Girls Club of Stamford has been doing this work since 1927. The Club has a culture and framework that is modeled around best practices shared among thousands of Boys & Girls Clubs. Further, many of our staff are former Club members, so the culture is reinforced over many years.

We are very proud of our increased average daily attendance and total youth served, which has taken place over many years. We are also very proud of our ability to positive impact the academic metrics of our youth.

Goal: 70% of students improve their Dynamic Indicators Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) score. Result: 88% of participating students have improved their DIBELS score.

• Goal: 10% of participating students will make the honor roll by the end of the school year.

Result: 15% of participating students have done so.

• Goal: 85% of participants will improve their Reading and Mathematics scores on statewide exams. Result: 89% of participants have done so.

• Goal: 90% of participants will be reading at grade level by the end of the academic year.

Result: 92% of participants have done so.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Karyn Ward

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/14/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/06/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.