BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF NEW YORK CITY INC

Igniters of Potential

aka BBBS of NYC   |   New York, NY   |  www.bigsnyc.org

Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) was founded in 1904 with the vision that all youth achieve their full potential and is the founding organization of the nation’s youth mentoring movement. Our mission is to build and support mentoring relationships that ignite the biggest possible futures for youth.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our one-to-one mentoring programs have been classified as effective tools for reducing problem behaviors, promoting healthy psychological development, and improving educational outcomes for at-risk youth from single parent homes. The US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have listed BBBS of NYC protocol to be an Effective Model Program and found it to be a critical component of providing safe and impactful experiences for at-risk youth. Our program model is also listed on the Social Impact Exchange’s top 100 agencies providing evidence-based programs to create social impact. Additionally, BBBS of NYC has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Ruling year info

1934

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Alicia Guevara

Main address

40 Rector Street, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10006 USA

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EIN

13-5600383

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

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Mentoring and Youth Development Programs

BBBS of NYC supports youth (ages 7 and older) across the five boroughs. Our suite of mentoring and youth development programs empowers youth to access opportunities for college/career success. We ignite their potential through mentoring one-to-one in a community-based or workplace site-based model, group mentoring, college and career readiness, as well as wraparound support services for volunteers and families that ensure youth reach their goals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

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Financials

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BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF NEW YORK CITY INC

Board of directors
as of 03/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Jon May

Floresta Ventures, LLC

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Jonathan Bram

Global Infrastructure Partners

Term: 2019 -

Board leadership practices

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/18/2019

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