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Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson

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aka Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson   |   Carson, CA   |  http://www.bgccarson.org/

Mission

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson offers young people a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves, dedicated adult mentors who respect and listen to them, and outcome-based programs that empower youth to become lifelong learners.

Ruling year info

1995

Chief Executive Officer

Kim Richards

Main address

1950 E. 220th Street, Suite 207

Carson, CA 90810 USA

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EIN

33-0475452

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

BGCC youth face systemic barriers leading to poverty, crime, unemployment, food insecurity, and low educational attainment. Black youth and youth of color make up 99% of the population served by BGCC and they face additional barriers and limited access to resources and services as a result of larger systemic and structural issues. 2021-2022 programming is designed to address particular needs that have increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures: • Learning loss • Mental health challenges • Increased child abuse and neglect • Loss of social connection • Digital divide • Food and housing insecurity

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?

Academic & Career Success

Academic & Career Success programs are designed to ensure all students graduate high school on time, ready for post-secondary education or job training and a career they are passionate about. We balance academic support with a variety of engaging, fun, and structured curricular activities that promote youth development in a variety of real-world contexts. We pair our programs with one-on-one case management, so that youth may work with mentors in order to receive support based on their individual needs.

Population(s) Served

Character & Leadership programs support youth in developing strong character while taking actions that make a difference in their communities. We work to ensure youth develop leadership skills and have opportunities to become responsible, caring citizens and community members. Young people gain experience planning, decision-making, and providing volunteer service through program activities that include art expression workshops, public speaking training, peer-to-peer council elections, and national leadership conferences.

Population(s) Served

Healthy Lifestyles programs develop the capacity of young people to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, help them set personal goals, and live as self-sufficient adults. Club youth take part in sports and fitness programs, experience healthy food options, and work with mentors to express and understand themselves through programs that support youth in making healthy lifestyle decisions resulting in social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Population(s) Served

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 children reached with a meal each school day

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Healthy Lifestyles

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Academic & Career Success

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our goal is to serve youth more frequently. Our data shows that the more often we see our youth, the greater impact we have. The focus is on quality first, then quantity.

Percentage of youth report that they feel safe at Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson.

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Healthy Lifestyles

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This measure includes emotional and physical safety.

Percentage of youth report feeling a sense of belonging at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Healthy Lifestyles

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Youth report on the level that they feel like they belong, their ideas count and that people listen to them at the Club.

Percentage of youth who report a meaningful connection with an adult at Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Healthy Lifestyles

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This outcome measures youth perception of staff concern for their well-being, recognition of their accomplishments and approach-ability for advice or help with a problem.

Percentage of teens at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson that volunteer.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Character & Leadership Development

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teens volunteered in school, neighborhood or community.

Percentage of case managed seniors that graduate high school on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Academic & Career Success

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of members accepted to a two or four year college or university.

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Young adults

Related Program

Academic & Career Success

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

BGCC’s unique youth development strategy successfully transitions youth from one developmental milestone to the next, creating a strong foundation of skills and knowledge to help young people reach their full potential.

We work towards the following organization outcomes:
• 100% of case managed Club seniors will graduate high school on time.
• 98% of case managed Club seniors will pursue post-secondary education with the other 2% supported into the workforce.
• 75% of case managed Club members with a D or F in English and/or Mathematics will improve by a minimum of one grade.
• 56% of Club members will exercise at least 60 minutes a day, five days a week.

Young people who participate in quality after-school programs develop strong social skills, have higher graduation rates, and build stronger pipelines into college and career. Our programs address inequalities to reduce the likelihood that our youth will practice unsafe behaviors. The Club works year-round to provide vibrant and academically enriching spaces for young people to grow and succeed with adult mentors and through outcome-driven programs.

RESOURCES:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has an operating budget of over $5 million, receiving funds from a variety of revenue streams.

EXECUTIVE STAFF:
CEO, Kim Richards has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 33 years, 17 of them serving as the CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carson. Prior to her career in Boys & Girls Clubs, she worked for several national nonprofits including the American Red Cross, YMCA and, American Cancer Society. Kim has extensive knowledge of fiscal management, staff development, fundraising, and collaborative partnerships. Kim earned a BA in Psychology and an MBA, both from Western Washington University.

VP of Finance, Don Abbe has 38 years of experience working in the private and nonprofit sector. He joined the Club in 2010 and ensures that every dollar is spent in the most efficient manner. Don works closely with auditors to make sure that our organization complies with all federal, state, and local statutory requirements. He earned a BS in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Washington.

Maria Valdovinos, VP of Operations, joined BGCC in 2013 as the Site Coordinator of our John Muir Middle School Club. 2016-2019, Maria served as the Main Street Clubhouse Unit Director; and from 2019-2023 she served as Director of School Services. Maria has extensive experience implementing and supervising youth programs as well as working as a community representative to increase parent and community involvement in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Maria is a graduate of Soka University of America, where she earned her Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in International Studies.

VP of Development and Marketing, Nina Patel, has 15 years of progressive leadership experience working in nonprofit fundraising and management. She joined the Club in 2022 and ensures a sustainable and diverse portfolio of philanthropic revenue. She works closely with donors and staff to ensure strong community ties between the Club and a growing number of local and national corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. Nina has extensive experience in strategic planning, board governance, corporate and foundation giving, rebranding, and program development.

EXTERNAL:
Connections/Collaborations - BGCC believes that an important part of our success lies in our collaborative partnerships with other community-based organizations and experts within education, health, and leadership sectors providing our youth and staff with the best learning experience. The Club continues to grow community partnerships each year.

In 1991, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson (BGCC) obtained non-profit status and began serving youth the following year. In 2004, the BGCC became a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Beyond the Bell after school service provider and serves as the lead agency for six Clubs providing after school programs in 18 schools throughout the district. In 2006, we began focusing our efforts on teens to address the low graduation and high drop out rates. We are now one of the largest teen-serving Clubs in Los Angeles County. We partnered with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles in 2007 to improve the educational achievement of middle school youth, leading to the creation of our successful AIM (Achievement In Middle School) Initiative. In 2013, we expanded our reach into South Los Angeles with three additional LAUSD school sites (two middle schools and one high school). The following year we added another high school in South Los Angeles. In 2018 BGCC added Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School, a middle and high span school in Long Beach, to its after-school sites.

Today, we serve a total of approximately 5,000 youth each day collectively at our Main Street Clubhouse, seven additional afterschool sites, and 13 elementary school sites for specialized enrichment programs after school and Playworks recess-time social recreation during the day and social-emotional learning (SEL) program in the communities of Carson, South Los Angeles, Gardena, Compton, and Long Beach.

Since our inception we have built our capacity, enhanced our programs, increased our scope, and created a fiscally sound and responsible organization. The BGCC is primed for growth to address the increasing demand for our services.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson

Board of directors
as of 02/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeri Vick

Roger Von Ting

Watson Land Company

David Traughber

Mattel, Inc.

Megan McArdle

AON Risk Solutions

Jeri Vick

Community Volunteer

Lori Henderson

Northrop Grumman

Tamala Lewis

Dignity Health Sports Park

Reese Johnson

MUFG Union Bank

Jarrett Nobles

Los Angeles Chargers

Khaleah Bradshaw

City of Carson

Todd Burnight

Carson Companies

Veronica Estrada, PhD

Pacific Oaks College

Amy Lupo

NASCAR

Luis Martinez

Marathon Petroleum

Lisa Reddy

ProLogis

Jacquelyn Thomas

Community Volunteer

Paul Traughber

Alandale Insurance

Randy Wilson

Norm Wilson & Sons, Inc

Jackie Thomas

Community Volunteer

Bradley Knyal

Community Volunteer

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 2/13/2024

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
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/21/2020

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.