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.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1874
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
 
Projected Revenue $1,210,607.00
Projected Expenses $1,110,671.00
Statements
Mission To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
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 nearly 1,000 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 140 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; BE GREAT: Graduate (year round), a community-wide strategy intended to prevent young people from dropping out of school and builds on our current dropout prevention efforts; 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 Top accomplishments in 2013-14:

1. Launched additional satellite program site in the West Rock neighborhood in partnership with the Housing Authority of New Haven to serve residents of public housing in the Westville Manor development and surrounding developments. The satellite site allows us to expand our services to reach additional underserved youth and their families.

2. Launched new school-based program site at Lincoln Bassett school in the Newhallville neighborhood in partnership with the New Haven School District, the state Commissioner of Education's Wraparound grant program and BOOST.  This program allows us to serve additional underserved youth and to expand our reach and services to the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven. We hope to replicate the school-based model of service in additional school sites in 2015.
 
 3. The Club completed major renovations to our main clubhouse on Columbus Ave. with funding received from the State of CT.  The projects completed include replacement of HVAC throughout the building to include energy efficient heating and cooling options; repair of the ceiling in the gymnasium and; renovations of bathrooms and lockers rooms.  These critical improvements have enhanced the quality programming provided at this site and have allowed us to address facility issues in the aging building. It also allows us to share our space more readily with the community for events. 
 

4. Helped nearly 1,000 Club youth achieve success in academics, health, character and citizenship. For example, 96% of youth attending our Power Hour program progressed to the next grade successfully.  

5. Conducted feasibility study on our facility use and programming to best meet the needs for youth who need us most.  We are currently using this information inform our 2015-18 strategic plan.

Top Goals for 2014-15:
 
1.  Build the organization’s administrative, resource development capacity and leadership capacity.
 
2.  Complete the 2015-18 Strategic Plan.
 
3. Increase focus on outcomes to demonstrate community impact and to enhance programs and services provided to youth and families. 
 
 4. Create an effective strategy to more effectively serve our growing population of older youth (14-18), which will require additional program space, staff development and increased community partnerships.
 
5. Increase focus on board development to ensure the organization can successfully execute the goals and objectives as identified in the strategic plan. 
 
 
 
 
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. 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 maintain the facility, explore new ideas and programs and partner with other community organizations.
 
3. Programmatic Funding
Additional funding for programs will assist the Club with program growth, staff development and outcome measurement.
 
4. Mentors
Our Club is currently seeking qualified mentors to be matched with a child one-to-one for at least a year as a part of our BE GREAT: Graduate initiative.
 
5. Data Collection from Schools 
Streamlined data collection from schools (i.e. report cards and attendance records) will allow our Club to better report on our program outcomes.  
  
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 14 and their families. The majority of children served at the Club are from the City of New Haven and the outer urban ring. As the urban core of the South Central Connecticut Region, New Haven has the largest resident population and the highest concentration of minority population of all municipalities in the region.  New Haven also has the lowest median household and per capita income levels of all of the municipalities in the Region. The Hill area, where the Club is located, is the poorest of all neighborhoods in the city and the need for supportive services is great.

The following are characteristic of the children and youth served by the
Club:

• 54% are low income; 
• 70% are from single-parent households
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
Our After School Program provides a safe, positive and educational environment where children spend their afternoons learning and growing. 
 
Academic Success
 
BE GREAT: Graduate- utilizes a community-wide strategy intended to prevent young people from dropping out of school and is meant to build on our current dropout prevention efforts.
Power Hour - helps Club members be more successful in school by providing homework help and tutoring and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
Goals for Graduation - introduces academic goal setting to Club members ages 11-17 by linking their future aspirations with concrete actions today.
Career Launch - Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore careers, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.
 
Good Character & Citizenship
 
Torch Club - charter small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.
Keystone Club- This fun and impactful program promotes leadership among Club teens ages 14-18 and focuses on academic success, career preparation and community service.
Youth of the Year - Youth of the Year is a recognition program for members that fosters character, personal growth and leadership qualities.

Healthy Lifestyles
 
SMART Moves - this nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as premature sexual activity.
SMART Girls- a girls only program that is designed to equip female Club Members with the crucial health and life skills needed to become healthy, successful adults.
Triple Play - a holistic approach to educating boys and girls about good nutrition, making physical fitness a daily practice and developing individual strengths and good character.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / General/Unspecified / At-Risk Populations
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 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 We are more committed than ever to help local youth live up to their potential and realize that our programming can be a critical complement to address one of the most pressing issues facing us locally, the drop-out rate in our schools. The Boys & Girls Club of America, has established programming in this area through BE GREAT: Graduate. This program builds of our afterschool program and the collaboration that we have initiated with the City of New Haven and the Board of Education. This is another example of how the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven can, and will, continue to be part of the solution to local challenges. It is these possibilities that energize our board and our staff and make it so critical that we have the funding to support our mission.  
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 75
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 100%
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 Director of Program Services & Operations
Experience/Biography

Carlos Collazo has over 18 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. He joined the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven in June 2013. In his role, he will oversee programs and operations with primary focus on program development, human resources, community relations, grant/budget management, facilities and major building renovation projects. Previously, Carlos was Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton and prior to working for the Redding-Easton Club he was Unit Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Bridgeport.

During a time of tremendous growth at the Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton Carlos directed the addition of numerous programs. Under his tenure the Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton expanded not only in sports offerings, but developed new programs designed to promote character & leadership, the arts, health & life skills and education & career development. Carlos was the driving force behind those efforts. His combination of enthusiasm, commitment, professionalism and positive attitude have attributed to his successful track record.

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.

New Haven Police Activities League- provides referrals and Police presence at the Club.

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

New Haven Family Alliance Street Outreach Worker Program – referral of high risk children and teens to Club programs.

Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) – referral of young HANH residents to Club programs and financial support for two Club site that serves an additional 125 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
Though now more of an opportunity than a challenge the Club experienced some staff turnover over the past few years. In September 2008, Stephanie Barnes was hired as the Executive Director and has since been a catalyst of change. A new Director of Athletics, Tharon Mayes, was hired in September 2009. Tharon was a former professional basketball player and fitness coach and has implemented new activities regarding fitness education and skill-building at the Club. In July 2010, Seth Poole was hired as the Program Director. Seth oversees the all program staff and has made significant, positive changes since he started by growing the Club's programs, developing staff and increasing parent engagement. Also in 2012, Chantel Gray was promoted to the Membership Director position. She has been with the Club for nearly 8 years and started as a counselor. Further, Liz Conway, the Development Director was hired from part-time to a full-time basis. Liz has been working at the Club for nearly 3 years. 
 
In 2012, the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven has contracted with a consultant from the Boys & Girls Club of America to assist with staff training, performance management and coaching.
 
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven is an affiliate agency of the Boys & Girls Club of America and the Connecticut Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs.
Board Chair
Dan Adelman
Company Affiliation Adelman Law Office
Term Dec 2012 to Nov 2015
Email adelaw@aol.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Vincent Aitro Community Volunteer
Marilyn Burlenski Connecticut Alliance for Long Term Care
Alex Discepolo Marcum LLP
Stan Dombroski Dombroski Knapsack & Hillis LLC
Dwight Edwards Southern Connecticut Gas Company
David Ferretti People's United Bank
Leonard Jahad CSSD Adult Probation
P. Gregory Mickelson The Mickelson Company
Chris Nicotra Olympia Properties
Elisabeth Pimentel Wiggin and Dana
Paul Portnoy The Milford Bank
Ricardo Rodriguez New Haven Police Department
Atty. Gary Sklaver Licari, Walsh & Sklaver
Gonzalo Solis Yale New Haven Hospital
Jeff Updyke Chubb Insurance
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 2
Standing Committees
Building
Executive
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
CEO Comments

   Our board of managers has continued to develop and diversify through some exciting additions. Most notably, we were proud to add our first parent to our board, which will provide a very valuable insight as this individual is not only an advisor, but a customer, as well.  Our efforts to transform the board, as evidenced by half of the board joining us since 2009, has diversified our funding and support  streams and also has brought new skills to our board. Our Board worked together to complete our 2012-2014 Strategic Plan which was finalized in September 2012. We now feel as though we have the passion and the expertise to fulfill the goals and objectives outlined in the plan. We are also looking at possible opportunities for expansion, and the facilities and resources that will be needed to support this programming. It is rewarding and exciting to see the board transform from the crisis management role in 2008/2009, to a more strategic and more advisory role as we seek to better connect our programming to the short and long term needs of the community. In addition, the Executive Committee and Executive Director have been successful in creating a more robust perpetuation strategy of key staff and board positions.  

 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Sept 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Aug 31 2015
Projected Revenue $1,210,607.00
Projected Expenses $1,110,671.00
Spending Policy N/A
Documents
Form 990s
2013 9902013
2012 9902012
2011 9902011
2010 9902010
2009 9902009
2008 9902008
2007 9902007
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
Winter 2013 Newsletter2013View
Fall 2012 Newsletter2012View
Spring 2012 Newsletter2012View
June 2011 Newsletter2011View
December 2011 Newsletter2011View
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$238,588$332,842$218,603
Government Contributions$325,509$325,031$158,509
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$325,509$325,031$158,509
Individual Contributions$30,000$35,000$14,849
------
$148,043$135,817$198,095
Investment Income, Net of Losses----$33
Membership Dues------
Special Events$10,280$5,600$7,400
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$35,853$24,755$25,985
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$688,665$579,926$560,921
Administration Expense$137,961$127,958$122,845
Fundraising Expense$71,080$60,960$45,181
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.881.120.86
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%75%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%9%11%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$1,256,334$1,318,970$1,238,153
Current Assets$358,000$438,324$364,383
Long-Term Liabilities$143,548$123,710$155,090
Current Liabilities$131,027$104,068$82,072
Total Net Assets$981,759$1,091,192$1,000,991
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountHousing Authority of New Haven $161,767Housing Authority of New Haven $191,376CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs $72,798
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs $49,332The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $101,450City of New Haven $33,711
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBoys & Girls Club of America $46,000CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs $73,412Boys & Girls Clubs of America $28,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.734.214.44
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets11%9%13%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
The effects of the recent economic downturn and the corresponding challenges that have been placed on our historical funding sources; local/state/federal government, has combined to form a perfect storm of sorts, whereby the need for our services has never been greater, and the resources that we have relied upon to perform our mission, are more challenged than ever. This has forced our Board and Club Leadership to make the difficult decisions to control expenses and live within our means and get back to the basics of financial discipline. Our Executive Director, Stephanie Barnes, has led us through this challenge and the sacrifices that our staff has made shows the commitment that they have to our mission and the youth of New Haven. Through this discipline, the Club has finally come to a point where there is no longer the urgent need to make difficult decisions, but rather can focus on the endowment and future planning. 
 
In addition, the economic environment has resulted in much more collaboration with the City of New Haven, the State of CT, the CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and other youth serving organizations toward finding sustainable programming for the critical challenges that our youth face locally.
 The Club has also tackling the lack of administrative and resource development capacity. Increased capacity in these area will allow for improved programs, more effective operations and the development of a cash reserve and increased endowment, all critical to effective management and sustainability.
 
Foundation Staff Comments
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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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