SILVER2022

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

aka BGCP   |   Menlo Park, CA   |  www.bgcp.org

Mission

To empower the youth in our community with equitable access to social, academic, and career opportunities to thrive

Ruling year info

1964

Chief Executive Officer

Jenny Obiaya

Main address

401 Pierce Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA

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EIN

94-1552134

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Silicon Valley is experiencing dramatic segregation and stratification along economic lines. As the successful concentrate in the most attractive neighborhoods, the poor are being left behind. Home prices and rents are squeezing families out. Differences in education, which is supposed to be the great equalizer, are exacerbating the inequalities. In low-income neighborhoods, 80% of the students are below grade level, only 65% graduate from high school, and too few are prepared for post-secondary education or training. Too many youth live in the shadows, growing up without the skills required to access Silicon Valley’s opportunities. The root cause is the opportunity gap.

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?

Expanded Learning Time Programs

At BGCP, we believe all youth have talents, and we reject the idea that the arbitrary circumstances into which children are born should determine their opportunities in life. We level the playing field so our students' futures can instead depend upon their own actions and hard work. We do this by providing free, high-quality expanded learning programs, which drive an 80% increase in learning time over the traditional school year (830 additional learning hours per year). These services would otherwise be unaffordable for the families we serve. We strive to run quality programs that every caregiver wants for their child, and that every child deserves.

Students benefit from:
-Academic support
-Social and emotional learning
-Enrichment
-Athletics
-Mental Health
-College Access and Readiness Support through Completion
-Career Pathways
-Field trips, opportunities to experience new places
-Healthy Meals

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Where we work

Awards

Proclamation Honoring and Celebrating the Work of BGCP 2022

City of East Palo Alto

Certificate of Recognition 2021

California Senate

Nonprofit of the Year 2020

California Association of Nonprofits

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.

Kids need access to expanded learning experiences and enrichment opportunities that help them develop a love of learning. They need engaging summer learning experiences to avoid summer learning loss, small group instruction, and relationships with positive role models so they can develop the academic and life skills needed to succeed in school – so they can ultimately access the myriad opportunities Silicon Valley has to offer.

We have evolved our mission to focus on school success. In addition to providing our students with the safe place, positive relationships, and sense of belonging that all children need, we are helping them develop the academic and life skills they need to succeed in school. Our after-school and summer programs are tightly integrated with the schools and are an extension of the learning day. We share resources, curriculum, data, and staff training with our school partners. Our students receive an additional 740 hours of learning per year, a 60% increase over the school day alone.
BGCP serves youth in our community’s lowest-income neighborhoods: East Palo Alto, eastern Menlo Park, and the North Fair Oaks region of Redwood City. Students attend one of nine sites: three clubhouses (one in each city) and six school sites (Belle Haven, Brentwood, Garfield, Hoover, Taft, Menlo-Atherton). 70% of our students are now served on school campuses.
90% of program alumni graduate from high school vs. 65% of their peers. 85% avoid summer learning loss, a key driver of the achievement gap.

BGCP is uniquely positioned to support the school success of our community’s low-income youth.
• We have a track record of success. 90% of our high school students and school site alumni are graduating from high school vs. the neighborhood average of 65%. 90% avoid summer learning loss. Member attendance has increased to 4+ days a week. We have waitlists for our programs.
• Our scale is unmatched
○ BGCP is four times larger than any other youth serving organization on the Peninsula; 2,600 youth attend regularly across nine sites in the lowest-income neighborhoods
○ We serve students in grades K-12 and have a perspective about what our students need across the years, including challenging transition years
○ We run school year and summer programs, allowing for continuity between the school year and summer
○ We offer a broad range of activities to build skills, allow youth to explore their passions, and inspire them to want to succeed in school.
• Our leadership team is highly qualified and has been together for many years. We have a track record of delivering to meet expectations. The team has degrees from top schools (Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Cal, Cornell, etc.) and experience working at high performing organizations (McKinsey, Bain, TFA, KIPP, Education Pioneers, Peace Corps, etc.) We have high expectations for ourselves and the youth we serve. We are relentless about maximizing our partners’ ROI. We are committed to transparency.
• Our Board is diverse, strong, and brings relevant leadership experience. We’ve recently added Board members with experience as government, education, business, and community leaders. The Board is passionately involved with fundraising, advocacy, and program strategy.
• We have effective programs and systems in place. Partnerships with school districts, principals, and parents are strong. We are delivering effective programs in literacy, college access, and STEM. We have invested in and centralized hiring, staff training, curriculum design, and evaluation. We have the internal systems to expand.
• While most youth development organizations focus on motivated students and are selective about whom they serve, BGCP serves all students who seek to join, irrespective of their academic or behavior history. In fact, principals specifically refer their most at-risk students.

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 the Peninsula

Board of directors
as of 10/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Rob Burgess

Rob Burgess

Community Volunteer

Ruben Abrica

Mayor, East Palo Alto

Alejandro Aguirre

Operations, WorkWhile

Brett Battles

Venture Partner, AV8 Ventures

Kelly Bavor

Community Volunteer

Amy Boyle

Community Volunteer

Bob Burlinson

Partner, Regis Management Company

Andrew Casey

CFO, WalkMe

Harry Cheung

Board of Directors, Roostify

Francis Ebong

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Scott Forstall

Entrepreneur and Producer

Michelle Sandberg

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Scott Forstall

Community Volunteer

Ned Gibbons

Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Patrick Gibbs

Partner, Cooley

Christina Hall

Chief Human Resources Officer, Instacart

Odette Harris

Neurosurgeon, Stanford

Dennis McBride

Former Board Trustee, Redwood City

Shweta Siraj Mehta

Community Volunteer

Sean Mendy

Founding Partner, Concrete Rose Capital

Hema Sareen Mohan

Community Volunteer

Michele Murgel

Chief People Officer, Intapp

Michelle Sandberg

Pediatrician, Santa Clara Valley Medical

Charlotte Zanders Waxman

Community Volunteer

Dana Weintraub

Co-CEO, Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative

Jason Werlin

Managing Director, TA Associates

Jeff Williams

Partner, Bain Capital Ventures

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/14/2022

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data