Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Defending Potential

Oakland, CA   |  bbbsba.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better...forever.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay merged in 2017. BBBSBA now serves children, families and volunteers in nine Bay Area counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.

Ruling year info

1971

Chief Executive Officer

Lillian Samuel

Main address

1230 Preservation Park Way

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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Formerly known as

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Francisco and the Peninsula

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the East Bay

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Clara

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay

EIN

23-7108045

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many of our kids are from single-parent homes or live with a non-parent caregiver. Many live below the poverty level, with caregivers struggling to be an active presence while providing financial necessities for their family. Exposed to greater adversity such as elements of gang activity, substance abuse, and crime, they have the potential for greatness but need a special role model and friend they can trust. We are a lifeline for these kids, by providing a special match to help them realize their potential.

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?

Community Based Mentoring

In Community Based Mentoring, a child and their mentor meet one-on-one, for two to four hours at least twice a month, for activities of their own choosing. While bicycling across the Golden Gate Bridge, completing homework together, or just catching up over a meal, matches develop a relationship with lasting impact.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America 1958

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.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Each year, BBBSBA works with nearly 1,000 children in the nine counties we serve, and our goal is to match the additional 800 children on our waiting list with a caring mentor, or “Big". Our program is not only matching children to supportive and caring adult figures, we are also helping to break the cycle of poverty often associated with low-income communities by empowering children with a dedicated and positive adult role model.

● Community-Based Mentoring is BBBSBA's signature program offering, in which children ages 6-18 are referred to the program by a parent, guardian, teacher or family friend and paired with a screened, qualified adult mentor through a comprehensive matching process, which emphasizes compatibility, commitment, and child safety. The child (the “Little") and their mentor (the “Big") meet one-on-one for two to four hours at least twice a month for activities of their choosing. Activities can include bike rides, playing ball at the park, baking together, or sharing a meal. Through these activities, the pair builds a valuable relationship built on mutual trust and respect that impacts the child's life for the better. The primary goal is to create a trusting relationship that will have a measurable impact.
● Workplace Mentoring Program. By partnering with corporations throughout the Bay Area, BBBSBA will be able to impact the children served in a new way, advancing the lives of young people and preparing them to enter the Bay Area's workforce. The Workplace Mentoring Program makes it convenient for companies and their employees to give back while also having tremendous impact on the development of the next generation's workforce. Students are matched in one-to-one mentoring relationships with company employees who serve as role models for professional achievement; exposing their Little to the rewards of a successful workplace environment.
● Leading the way in the national conversation on the impact and importance of mentorship.
● Actively engage our volunteers and advocates to act as a voice in the community.

Exceptional, experienced staff and volunteer leadership. Dawn Kruger, longtime program staff member and then VP of Operations, became CEO in February 2015. In FY14, in response to our projected growth, we increased the size of the board to 24 members, many of whom are connecting the organization to new corporate and individual funding opportunities.

Strategic program evaluation and implementation. In 2017, we look forward to placing a key hire in the VP of Programs role to help us continue to reach our ambitious service goals.

Partnerships. We have also expanded our partnerships with the San Francisco Unified School District, Hayward Unified School District, YWCA of Silicon Valley, Comcast, Santa Clara County Probation Department, and the GAP, Inc.

Accomplishments:
● Growth and diversification of our board leadership
● Dedicated and experienced staff in place to improve our outcomes
● Expanding partnerships
● Maintain and exceed our standards of service and match excellence. We were awarded a national program quality award by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for three years in a row for our excellence in quality programs, outstanding match support and a 12-month retention rate of that exceed national standards.
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Growth Areas:
● Need to expand our programs, and leadership in this work (VP of Programs)
● Website and communications refresh
● Technology and systems update
● Expand workplace mentorship offerings
● Expand to fill the needs in hard-to-access areas in our service territory

Financials

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Operations

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

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Board of directors
as of 06/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Majd Khleif

Syserco

Term: 2020 -

Tom DeJonghe

retired (Chevron)

Mike Campbell

BDO USA, LLP

Curtis Gardner

ARA Newmark

Majd Khleif

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Seth Tator

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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 12/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data