Boys & Girls Club of New Haven
253 Columbus Ave.
New Haven CT 06519
Contact Information
Address 253 Columbus Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519-
Telephone (203) 787-0187 x
Fax 203-865-2594
E-mail stephanie.barnes@bgcnewhaven.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club has been a major resource in the New Haven community for over 146 years. Young people have relied upon the opportunities and resources offered by the Club to help them succeed in school, learn critical life skills, prepare for adulthood and have a safe, fun and affordable place to spend their out-of-school hours.  
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1874
Former Names
Albie Booth Boys & Girls Club
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Stephanie Barnes
Board Chair Dan Adelman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Adelman Law Office
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club has been a major resource in the New Haven community for over 146 years. Young people have relied upon the opportunities and resources offered by the Club to help them succeed in school, learn critical life skills, prepare for adulthood and have a safe, fun and affordable place to spend their out-of-school hours.  
Background
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven is a Member Organization of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and is one of the largest youth serving organizations in New Haven, reaching over 1,200 children each year through programs that focus on Character; Leadership Development, Education; Career Development, Health; Life Skills, The Arts, and Fitness; Recreation. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Club has been serving the children and teens of our community for 146 years. In 1977, the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven became the Boys Club organization in the nation to offer full membership for females and change its name to the Boys & Girls Club.
 
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven staff members ensure the delivery of programs that are based on youth development principles that encourage competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Programs utilize proven-effective curricula developed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and include: After School (September – June), a comprehensive educational and enrichment program for ages 5 to 14, providing a safe place for after school hours; and Summer Camp (July & August), a State-licensed day camp for 5 to 14 year olds that includes field trips, recreation, arts, a book club, sports and more. We strive to provide kids with a fun and safe environment, life-enhancing programs, mentors, and hope and opportunity.
Impact

Accomplishments

BGCNH delivered extensive programs to over 1,100 youth ages 5-18, with programs prioritizing academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development hrough our after school, summer camp, mentoring, sports, arts and technology programs.

 BGCNH received the prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in Character & Leadership Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

 BGCNH completed renovations for our new Center of Innovation technology center funded by Comcast and NewAlliance Foundation.

BGCNH expanded the school-based program site at Lincoln Bassett school in the Newhallville neighborhood in partnership with the New Haven School Public Schools. The after school program is expanded to serve grades K-6, allowing BGCNH to serve 100 additional underserved youth.

Goals for 2017-18:

·       Build the organization’s administrative, resource development and leadership capacity. 

·       Successfully execute board development strategy to increase organization capacity and ensure sustainability.

·       Increase focus on outcomes to demonstrate community impact and to enhance programs and services provided to youth and families.  

·       Create an effective strategy to serve our growing population of teens (14-18), which will require additional program space, staff development and increased community partnerships. 

Needs
 Boys & Girls Club of New Haven's Needs:
 
1. Additional Program Space
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven continues to see an increase in the number of youth we serve through our out-of-school time programming. Scheduling meaningful and productive time for each group is a challenge due to space constraints. 
 
2. Board Volunteers are needed to provide support and governance; raise funds; and serve as an ambassador to advance the Club’s mission.
 
3. Unrestricted Funding
Unrestricted funding allows our organization to continue to run the Club in a way that best meets the needs of our community's young people. Such funding allows us to increase capacity and sustainability, maintain the facility, explore new ideas and programs and partner with other community organizations. (Current need 500k over the next 3 years)
 
4. Volunteer & Mentors
Our Club is currently seeking qualified volunteers and mentors to support our work with the children who need us most. 
 
  
CEO Statement
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven is growing and developing into an even greater force to provide a safe space for New Haven's youth. With three Club locations, an expanding mentoring program, a robust sports program and a fun-filled summer camp, every child can find an atmosphere and mentors to help them reach their academic and personal goals.
Our success is attributed to our dedicated staff and it builds on the superb support, training and curriculum development provided through our affiliation with the Boys & Girls Club of America. We are energized by our expanding mentoring and tutoring volunteers and strengthened by a close working relationship with other organizations, like the Housing Authority of New Haven, the New Haven Public School system and juvenile justice.
My hope as we move forward is to do our very best to ensure our members are coming into the Clubs at least three times a week. National statistics show that if we can get our kids into the Clubs at least three times a week they will have better than a 90% chance of graduating high school. Young people who drop out of high school are significantly less likely to secure a job, earn an adequate income, and have a promising future. Education is power.
Every day I give thanks for having the opportunity to impact change in the lives of young people who one day will be leaders in our community. Special thanks to all of you for your commitment to this movement. The more good people who know and understand what we do, the stronger we will be as an organization to provide these opportunities for our kids. Let’s keep it going…we still have much work to do, together. 
Together, we are becoming more successful in meeting the challenges faced by kids of New Haven. On behalf of the kids we serve and their families, we thank you.
Board Chair Statement
Some years ago, I enrolled my children in athletic activities at the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven. I felt it was beneficial to have my children leave the suburbs and spend time in a city so that they might be exposed to a wider variety of citizens than that of which they were accustomed to. Having spent a multitude of mornings, evenings, weekends, bus rides, hotel stays and trips over a number of years, I have personal knowledge of the magnificent opportunity the Boys and Girls Club provides to those that need it most. 
I subsequently became aware that a colleague of mine was on the Board of Directors of the Club and I made overtures about joining. I was eventually made a Board Member and approximately four years later became the Board Chairman. From a personal standpoint I am enormously humbled at the opportunity to serve in this capacity for this wonderful organization. 
The challenges that face our organization are many. The City of New Haven has an enormous and unacceptably low high school graduation rate. Our job at the club is to provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment that provides young children an alternative to just “hanging out.” To provide this environment we have changed the structure of our organization by making our committees more operational than they previously had been. Much of our work is done in committee meetings. This allows us to have more efficient and effective Board Meetings wherein the various committees report their accomplishments, efforts, and suggestions to the full Board. Our committees have clear, delineated mission statements that have been recently updated. 
In helping to serve those that need us the most, the club has expanded and now has two satellite offices operating in two different neighborhoods that certainly need our resources. The Board has developed a strategic plan that has become operational and we are also working on a multitude of capital improvements on our building. Further, we are working with representatives from Yale Urban Design Workshop to develop the best way to utilize our facility. 
I am extremely passionate about the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven. Due to the generous support we have received, we are in a much better position today than we were in the past; however, we are in need of more support to provide the critical funding we need to carry out our mission and help best serve the youth of the City of New Haven.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
Secondary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Community Recreational Centers
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Areas Served
New Haven
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven’s target population is children and youth ages 5 to 18 and their families. BGCNH primarily serves low-income children of color who typically hail from single, female heads of household.   Many live 200% below the federal poverty level and can be considered part of New Haven’s “working poor.”   

The children and youth who come to the Club often struggle to meet grade level standards in core subject areas such as writing, reading and math.   It is not uncommon for these children to witness or have witnessed violence, gang activity, and criminal behavior in their childhood, as most live in the most marginalized, drug-ridden, and violent parts of New Haven. 


 
 
 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments In a world that has never seemed more threatening and devoid of promise for a disproportionate number of children, the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven provides a tangible measure of hope. The Club offers young people what they need and want most: adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits.
Programs
Description

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven (BGCNH) delivers extensive programs to over 1,100 youth annually, with targeted outcomes of academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. Over a critical span of a child’s development, BGCNH helps young people to navigate challenges and provides support to help them overcome daunting obstacles. We build young people’s resiliency skills and strengthen their academic, behavioral and social competencies.  Everyday our caring and committed team, most sons and daughters of New Haven, strive to provide an experience that connects youth to the Club, assuring that members participate frequently and stay engaged through high school – and beyond. As young people move from challenge-to-challenge, in their schools, neighborhoods and families, BGCNH stands as a consistent and nurturing presence.

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) / Families / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. Based on the Formula for Impact, our priority outcomes are:

1.Academic Success- We want youth to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment.

2.Good Character & Citizenship- We want youth to be engaged citizens involved in the community, register to vote and role model strong character.

3.Healthy Lifestyles- We also want youth to adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.

           To determine our success in reaching the above outcomes, there are a series of indicators. Some of our indicators are:

Academic Success

Indicators

Good Character & Citizenship Indicators

Healthy Lifestyle

Indicators

On-time grade progression

Contributions to Club & Community

Regular Physical Activity

School Attendance

Avoidance of involvement with juvenile justice

Good Nutrition

Member expectations of academic success

Conflict Resolution Skills

Avoidance of Risky Behaviors

 

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
All our programs have been developed and researched by the Boys & Girls Club of America and have been implemented in hundreds of Clubs across the U.S. A study conducted by Harris Interactive found that as a result of these programs, Boys & Girls Clubs have an immediate and long-lasting impact on their alumni:
  • 67% of alumni attribute their ability to avoid difficulty with the law to the influence of Club staff.
  • 67% say the Club is where they learned how to “say no” to drugs and alcohol.
  • 28% of alumni report they would have dropped out of high school if not for the Club.
  • Of the alumni surveyed, 80% said that their Club experience made a positive impact on their attitude toward fitness and health.
  • 73% of African-American male alumni said the “Club saved my life.” 34% of these alumni earned a four-year college degree, compared to the national rate of 16%.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

To collect these indicators, BGCNH recently purchased the Efforts-to-Outcomes data management system to track all demographics and attendance, we are striving to strengthen our already strong relationship with the New Haven School District to allow us to gather report card, attendance and behavior referral data. Additionally, BGCNH measures the impact of our programming by analyzing changes in knowledge and attitude through Youth Outcome Surveys that are distributed to all members of the Club and parents twice a year (January and July).

 

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

The following data collected through Youth Outcome Surveys, Parent Surveys and report cards underscore the quality programming that we provide to youth:

  • 69% strongly agree that their participation helped them do better at school;
  • 64% of parents agree that their child’s participation improved their overall performance at school;
  • 58% strongly agree that their participation has made them enjoy going to school more;
  • 61% of parents agree that their child’s participation has improved their child’s behavior at home and school;
  • 96% of the youth attending the Club’s Power Hour program progressed to the next grade successfully.
 
 
Description
Our Summer Camp intends to provide low-income families with quality out-of-school time care for children ages 5 to 14. The program aims to serve two important purposes: 1) to assist low-income parents/guardians in maintaining employment or education/training by providing summer day camp for school-aged children (with the potential for after school care September through June) 2) to promote learning aptitude by reinforcing the knowledge and skills youth learn in school by integrating fun, educational activities throughout the summer months.
 
Rather than emphasizing repetitive drills of basic skills, Club programs offer enrichment activities that promote self-directed learning. This comprehensive strategy is based on Dr. Reginald Clark's research showing that students do much better academically when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, educational activities and this strategy is also utilized in our After School program. A major part of the strategy involves implementing high-yield learning activities (HYLAs) throughout the Club:
* writing activities (keeping journals, writing letters to pen pals, making grocery lists);

* leisure reading through Ms. Chrisma's Book Club;

* fun activities that sharpen math skills (math bingo, quiz bowl, multiplicity)

* health and fitness knowledge through hands-on Healthy Habits lessons;

* helping others (cleaning up neighborhoods and completing other Club service projects); and

* games that sharpen cognitive skills (Scrabble®, Monopoly®, Jenga®, chess, pool, foosball).
The Summer Camp allows parents to continue to work or complete job training activities during the summer months when school is out by offering a six-week summer day camp experience (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for children ages 5 to 14. Additionally, the Club will continue to engage parents through programs that are both family friendly and educational.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / Minorities / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. The Summer Camp allows parents to continue to work or complete job training activities during the summer months when school is out by offering a six-week summer day camp experience.

All young people need consistent, ongoing guidance and support from caring adults in order to become productive adults. Our Club summer program helps level the playing field for low-income young people in our community, especially when children participate for multiple years. We would have an even greater opportunity to counteract the cumulative effects of summer learning loss by implementing educationally beneficial summer programs consistently over a period of years. Our Summer Camp provides the support that young people need to make their summer vacation a season of continued learning and development.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
All our programs have been developed and researched by the Boys & Girls Club of America and have been implemented in hundreds of Clubs across the U.S. A study conducted by Harris Interactive found that as a result of these programs, Boys & Girls Clubs have an immediate and long-lasting impact on their alumni:
  • 67%of alumni attribute their ability to avoid difficulty with the law to the influence of Club staff.
  • 67% say the Club is where they learned how to “say no” to drugs and alcohol.
  • 28%of alumni report they would have dropped out of high school if not for the Club.
  • Of the alumni surveyed, 80% said that their Club experience made a positive impact on their attitude toward fitness and health.
  • 73% of African-American male alumni said the “Club saved my life.” 34%of these alumni earned a four-year college degree, compared to the national rate of 16%.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Tiffany was a thirteen year old adolescent who had family troubles. A school counselor encouraged her to participate in the Club's Summer Program although she and her mother were reluctant to sign up as she was very shy. After speaking with the Club's membership coordinator, the girl and the mother decided to try the Summer Program. After a few days, the girl was thoroughly enjoying herself- she tried new things, visited new places and made new friends. A few months ago, the Membership Coordinator followed up with the teen and her mother who are excited to sign her back up for the program.
Description

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven's sports programs provide opportunities for children to enhance their skills and learn sportsmanship, cooperation, and teamwork. The programs seeks to support physical fitness and academic achievement through competitive athletics and is designed to foster growth and development in academics and athletics through one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, training, coaching, conditioning, and character development.

 

Our Sports Programs Include:

In-house Basketball

AAU Basketball

Soccer

Flag Football

Track & Field

Baseball

Adult Basketball 

 Boxing (in partnership with community provider)
 
Karate (in partnership with community provider) 
 
 
 
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
At the age of six, Club staff encouraged inactive and introverted Bill to particpate in the Club's in-house soccer program. Bill was reluctant as he never played organized sports and he didn't have many friends on the team. Although it was a slow start, Bill has now been playing with the Club's soccer team for three years. He is now active, has many friends, and is doing well in other programs and at school. His self-esteem has increased and he has become one of the team's best players.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
All our programs have been developed and researched by the Boys & Girls Club of America and have been implemented in hundreds of Clubs across the U.S. A study conducted by Harris Interactive found that as a result of these programs, Boys & Girls Clubs have an immediate and long-lasting impact on their alumni:
  • 67%of alumni attribute their ability to avoid difficulty with the law to the influence of Club staff.
  • 67% say the Club is where they learned how to “say no” to drugs and alcohol.
  • 28%of alumni report they would have dropped out of high school if not for the Club.
  • Of the alumni surveyed, 80% said that their Club experience made a positive impact on their attitude toward fitness and health.
  • 73% of African-American male alumni said the “Club saved my life.” 34%of these alumni earned a four-year college degree, compared to the national rate of 16%.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Former NBA Basketball player and certified teacher, Tharon Mayes is the director of the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven's sports program. His vision is to not only help a child be active, but he also looks to build leadership and develop character. He makes sure that his players, whether it is youth in the in-house team or AAU, are doing well in school, respect their peers, attend regularly and try their hardest. The Club's sports programming is long standing and well respected among other teams and Coach Mayes encourages youth success.
Description Our teen programs provide young people ages 14 to 18 with the support and resources to build positive relationships with peers and Club professionals. We also help teens achieve their social, educational, and vocational goals.
 
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven opens our doorsspecifically for teens ages 13-18 on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. We provide opportunities and a safe environment to participate in sports, engage with others, utilize our computer lab and more. All teens are welcome.
 
We offer Keystone Club, a teen leadership club that promotes community service and other values of productive citizenship. Keystone members elect officers, choose their own activities and plan and implement community service projects.

Teens can also apply to become Junior Staff at our Club
.  This program helps Club members earn money while exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work. Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, and building customer service skills.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) / At-Risk Populations / Minorities
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. For over 140 years, BGCNH has delivered quality, life-changing services to the youth that we serve. We know that it is the overall Club experience that connects youth to the Club, assures that members participate frequently and stay engaged through high school. To make sure that this happens our Club has adopted BGCA’s Formula for Impact, a theory of change that is informed by research into ways in which young people grow and thrive, as well as by analysis of the best practices and traditions of highly effective Clubs.

           Based on the Formula for Impact, our priority outcomes are:

1.Academic Success- We want youth to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment.

2.Good Character & Citizenship- We want youth to be engaged citizens involved in the community, register to vote and role model strong character.

3.Healthy Lifestyles- We also want youth to adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.

           To determine our success in reaching the above outcomes, there are a series of indicators. Some of our indicators are:

Academic Success

Indicators

Good Character & Citizenship Indicators

Healthy Lifestyle

Indicators

On-time grade progression

Contributions to Club & Community

Regular Physical Activity

School Attendance

Avoidance of involvement with juvenile justice

Good Nutrition

Member expectations of academic success

Conflict Resolution Skills

Avoidance of Risky Behaviors

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
All our programs have been developed and researched by the Boys & Girls Club of America and have been implemented in hundreds of Clubs across the U.S. A study conducted by Harris Interactive found that as a result of these programs, Boys & Girls Clubs have an immediate and long-lasting impact on their alumni:
  • 67%of alumni attribute their ability to avoid difficulty with the law to the influence of Club staff.
  • 67% say the Club is where they learned how to “say no” to drugs and alcohol.
  • 28%of alumni report they would have dropped out of high school if not for the Club.
  • Of the alumni surveyed, 80% said that their Club experience made a positive impact on their attitude toward fitness and health.
  • 73% of African-American male alumni said the “Club saved my life.” 34%of these alumni earned a four-year college degree, compared to the national rate of 16%.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

To collect these indicators, BGCNH recently purchased the Efforts-to-Outcomes data management system to track all demographics and attendance, we are striving to strengthen our already strong relationship with the New Haven School District to allow us to gather report card, attendance and behavior referral data, and through our relationship with the United Way of Greater New Haven we anticipate easier data sharing among the schools and the United Way funded agencies. Additionally, BGCNH measures the impact of our programming by analyzing changes in knowledge and attitude through Youth Outcome Surveys that are distributed to all members of the Club and parents twice a year (January and July).

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven participates in the Boys & Girls Club of America's Youth of the Year program. This program is used as a tool for fostering Club members', ages 14-18, character, personal growth and leadership qualities. Every year, one teen is selected through a jury to represent our Club's Youth of the Year, who then participate in a state competition. Last year, one of our Club's youth was a major contender in the state of competition. Although he did not win, he says that his experience has helped him develop his leadership skills and he is now pursuing a bachelors degree. He also visits the Club regularly to share his experiences with Club teens.

Program Comments
CEO Comments

The Club has been a major resource in the New Haven community for over a century. Young people have relied upon the opportunities and resources offered by the Club to help them succeed in school, learn critical life skills, prepare for adulthood and have a safe, fun and affordable place to spend their out-of-school hours. Our kids are in crisis.  Here’s what we know: 3 out of 10 of kids won’t graduate on time; juvenile crime escalates between the hours 3 and 7pm, when kids are left unsupervised; 3 out of 10 kids are obese or overweight; 1 out of 5 young people live in poverty.

Disturbing statistics, but the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven is making an impact. In 2016, 100% of Club kids graduated high school, of those 87% expect to go to college.The Club is open every day after school, when kids need us most. Through our mentoring initiatives, we have seen the hardest to reach kids’ lives transform.  All of our Club kids participate in physical activity every day.  The Club is family –centered, working to break the cycles of generational poverty.

In 2016, we served over 1,100 young people, ages 5-18, through our after school, mentoring, summer, sports, teen and community programs. This is more than any other youth serving organization in New Haven.  While our budget is limited, there are no limits to the dedication of our staff who work to empower our members, celebrating every victory for kids that often feel less than victorious.  It is these victories that energize our staff and board and why building our fund development capacity is so critical.  

CEO/Executive Director
Stephanie Barnes
Term Start Sept 2008
Email stephanie.barnes@bgcnewhaven.org
Experience
Stephanie Barnes has a history of proven leadership and demonstrates a passion and commitment to improving outcomes for youth and families in New Haven.
 
Ms. Barnes is responsible for all day to day operations of the Boys and Girls Club including all organizational programs, the direct supervision of the Club’s staff, all development efforts and management of the Club’s total operating budget. 
 
Her achievements and strong background include sixteen years of relevant experience working for leading non-profit organizations where she provided executive level leadership and key decision making. Her past experience includes: working for The APT Foundation, the AIDS Interfaith Network, Inc., the American College of Nurse Midwives, the United Way of America and most recently as Project Coordinator of the Youth@Work Partnership for the City of New Haven.
 
During her tenure at the Club, Ms. Barnes has helped to grow the Club program from one to four program sites; increased the number of youth served by 30%;  strengthened partnerships with the City of New Haven, the New Haven Public Schools, the Housing Authority of New Haven and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and; increased the operating budget by 30%.
 
In 2012,  Ms. Barnes was been recognized by the Girl Scouts of Connecticut as a "Woman of Achievement". In 2007, she was awarded with the "40 Under 40" award for community leadership.
 
 
 
 
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 22
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 70%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 23
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 15
Unspecified 0
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2012
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Senior Staff
Title Membership Director
Experience/Biography Chantel Gray has been employed at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven for 8 years. She started at the Club as a Lead Counselor and transitioned into the Membership & Outreach Coordinator over 5 years ago. Her responsibilities as the Membership Director include promoting club membership through community outreach, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with members and their families and manage all membership registrations. Chantel has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Connecticut State University
Title Sports Director
Experience/Biography Tharon Mayes joined our staff as Director of Sports Programming in August 2009. Tharon is a former NBA player and NCAA star who is giving back to the community he grew up in by drawing on his successes and helping youth develop into well rounded college hopefuls, and more importantly well-rounded individuals. Tharon graduated Richard C. Lee High School in New Haven and went on to become one of the Top 25 players in Florida State University basketball history, as well as their all-time 3-point shot leader. Tharon also played in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers and the LA Clippers before becoming a dominant force in the European Professional Basketball league where he played for nine seasons in Spain, Italy and Greece
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations

New Haven Public Schools - to determine academic needs of our members, promote our programs, and establish transportation to the After School program.

Connecticut Department of Children & Families – work with case workers, parents, and foster parents to find appropriate placement for children and teens in Club programs.

Elm City/ Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) – referral of young HANH residents to Club programs and financial support for two Club site that serve 200 youth.

Youth@Work – determination of the Club as a site for summer employment for teens as counselors-in-training and administrative assistants.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way of Greater New Haven2011
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits2014
Comments
CEO Comments

The Boys and Girls Club of New Haven (BGCNH) is one of the few youth centers that exist in New Haven and the only youth center that is located in the Hill section of the city.  Unfortunately, many New Haven-based youth programs and community centers have opened and closed over the years.  To date, BGCNH remains one of the oldest youth serving organizations and youth centers in the area.  Unfortunately, there is a lack of affordable, varied enrichment activities or positive youth leadership activities, and a critical shortage of youth services for pre-teens and teens. 

 

Consequently, the demand and need for BGCNH’s services continues to increase as more families are seeking positive supports for their children during non-school hours.

 

Currently, the Club has over 1,100 registered members. BGCNH’s goal is to increase the number of registered members by 30% or approximately 1,500 members by 2020, with a special emphasis on teens engagement and membership.

Over the next 5 years, we intend to become the leading youth organization in the greater New Haven community.  Our goals include 1.) to serve more children, more often through proven Boys & Girls Club and other best practices/strategies; 2)  to become a stronger organization with increased organizational capability; 3) to develop a solid plan to achieve long term sustainability.
Board Chair
Dan Adelman
Company Affiliation Adelman Law Office
Term Dec 2015 to Nov 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Sharon Codeanne Comcast
Alex Discepolo Marcum LLP
Stan Dombroski Dombroski Knapsack & Hillis LLC
Gary Highsmith
P. Gregory Mickelson The Mickelson Company
Atty. Gary Sklaver Licari, Walsh & Sklaver
Jeff Updyke Chubb Insurance
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 11 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 1
Board Co-Chair
Mendi Blue Paca
Company Affiliation City of New Haven
Term Dec 2015 to Nov 2017
Standing Committees
Operations
Executive
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
CEO Comments

In 2016, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has launched its  “Great Futures 2025” initiative, and they have recognized the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven as an advancing club,  which means we exhibit great leadership and community impact. BGCNH was invited to be part of their national “Great Futures 2025” initiative.  The priorities are:
  • Achieve a high level of program quality 
  • Strengthen Leadership, resources and build capacity
  • Position Boys & Girls Clubs as America’s premier youth development advocate.
  • Build a Growth Plan
In order to do this, our BGCA Director of Organizational Development and Resource Development team has been working closely with us to assess both the organization and the board.  Strong board leadership is going to be required to achieve the above mentioned priorities.  

This process will provide the framework and design thinking to develop an intense, project management based, board transformation plan consisting of 3 different phases.  To date we have, conducted an overall board assessment based on Club's strategic priorities; conducted an individual assessment of each board member.; transitioned board members based on the assessments.  We completed a board matrix to determine gaps in diversity, industry and perspective. We have also revised board expectations to more allow for more effective recruitment.  We are are now in the board development phase.  This is a challenge as it has been difficult to recruit and retain board members who are mission-driven and committed.  Our goal is the to grow the board by 6-8 by August 2018.

 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Sept 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Aug 31 2018
Projected Revenue $1,200,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,200,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$259,126$276,295$194,622
Government Contributions$720,139$515,142$304,658
Federal------
State----$112,077
Local$584,744$340,000$116,379
Unspecified$135,395$175,142$76,202
Individual Contributions----$30,000
------
$209,716$185,387$188,208
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$10,980$14,670$14,175
Revenue In-Kind------
Other----$15,667
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$904,480$787,080$645,708
Administration Expense$179,912$175,717$143,565
Fundraising Expense$80,571$47,751$35,672
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.030.980.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%78%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%6%7%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,155,523$1,101,484$1,092,451
Current Assets$120,651$114,542$140,845
Long-Term Liabilities$91,466$93,539$117,248
Current Liabilities$139,540$122,856$71,059
Total Net Assets$924,517$885,089$904,144
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountHousing Authority of New Haven $297,470Housing Authority of New Haven $240,000Housing Authority of New Haven $116,379
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of New Haven $287,274New Haven Public Schools $100,000DCF $112,077
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $86,623CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs $58,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $80,183
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.860.931.98
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets8%8%11%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments

The state budget crisis is having a direct impact on the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven’s ability to serve children and families in dire need of our services. Our programs serve a critical need for working parents – a safe, affordable, accessible place they can trust for their children.  The Board of Directors of BGCNH are concerned about fulfilling our obligations to parents, partners, the community and most importantly to the 1,200 children we serve through our programs annually.  The development of unrestricted funding resources remains a key priority for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

 
Foundation Staff Comments
This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 253 Columbus Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519
Primary Phone 203 787-0187
CEO/Executive Director Stephanie Barnes
Board Chair Dan Adelman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Adelman Law Office

 

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