Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.

Creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth

Richmond, VA   |  www.bigbrobigsis.com

Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters' 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.

Ruling year info

1965

Principal Officer

Danielle Cohen

Main address

1707 Summit Ave, #200 Suite 200

Richmond, VA 23230 USA

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EIN

54-0702502

NTEE code info

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

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Our programs

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

Community-based & Site-based Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters Service, Inc’s (BBBS) mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Active in Richmond since 1962, BBBS is accountable for enrolled youth building social skills, increasing academic achievement, and creating healthy lifestyles. Enrolled youth (Littles) are matched with a volunteer mentor (Bigs) who commit to meet consistently as a match for a minimum of one year. When youth have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics (Search Institute). Being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate challenges, reach their potential and leave a positive impact on their community.

BBBS is a research-based, outcomes-oriented mentoring organization which drives relationships with a shared sense of purpose to help children reach their goals. To achieve these goals, Big Brothers Big Sisters has two core programs:

Community-Based Mentoring: Traditional one-to-one mentoring during out-of-school time to allow youth to ignite and harness their own potential by building a positive relationship with an adult and engaging with the world around them. Bigs and Littles spend 9-12 hours per month together, clearing the path to the child’s biggest possible future.

Site-Based Mentoring: One-to-one lunch time mentoring in a structured environment to help build caring and productive school climates and to create consistent, meaningful interactions between Bigs and Littles for one hour per week during the school year. Littles cultivate abilities to shape their own lives and create a commitment to learning.

To ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, BBBS advises Bigs and Littles to meet virtually or through socially distanced outings while following CDC guidelines.

BBBS is proud to be donor and volunteer supported, with no fees charged for services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Low-income people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ConnectRichmond 2010

ConnectSouthside 2010

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce 2010

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg Partnership Agency 2010

Financials

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Candace Nicolls

SVP People, Snagajob

Term: 2020 - 2023

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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? No
  • 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 3/8/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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