Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas De New Haven
P.O. Box 954
New Haven CT 06504
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 954
New Haven, CT 06504-
Telephone (203) 787-3848 x
Fax 203-787-3848
E-mail pequenasligas.newhaven@yahoo.com
Mission

The MISSION of Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven, Inc. is to blend the athletic development of children with their academic, artistic, cultural and social growth.  

Second MISSION statement:   Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven, Inc. is dedicated to the athletic, artistic, educational, social, cultural and health development of children and families.  
 
Our VISION is to strengthen society by providing short and long-term development of children – within the context of a nurturing and supportive environment of instruction, family and community – so as to develop whole and well-rounded citizens who will:
   – Serve as creative individuals, community resources, role models, leaders, advocates and teachers,
   – Pursue a physically active and healthy lifestyle free of obesity, drug/alcohol/tobacco use and early pregnancy,
   – Accept the challenge of completing high school productively – academically, athletically, artistically and socially – to the best of their ability,
   – Be candidates for admission to and graduation from college/university after completion of high school,
   – Possess a wide range of skills useful for the rest of their lives,
   – Be supported into adulthood. 
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1993
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 Peter A. Noble
Board Chair Nilda Martinez
Board Chair Company Affiliation PLHNH
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

The MISSION of Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven, Inc. is to blend the athletic development of children with their academic, artistic, cultural and social growth.  

Second MISSION statement:   Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven, Inc. is dedicated to the athletic, artistic, educational, social, cultural and health development of children and families.  
 
Our VISION is to strengthen society by providing short and long-term development of children – within the context of a nurturing and supportive environment of instruction, family and community – so as to develop whole and well-rounded citizens who will:
   – Serve as creative individuals, community resources, role models, leaders, advocates and teachers,
   – Pursue a physically active and healthy lifestyle free of obesity, drug/alcohol/tobacco use and early pregnancy,
   – Accept the challenge of completing high school productively – academically, athletically, artistically and socially – to the best of their ability,
   – Be candidates for admission to and graduation from college/university after completion of high school,
   – Possess a wide range of skills useful for the rest of their lives,
   – Be supported into adulthood. 
Background
BIRTH:  Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven, Inc. is a youth and family development non-profit organization born humbly in November of 1991 at 313 Exchange Street, New Haven, the apartment of Mildred Hernandez, a concerned mother living in the City's Fair Haven neighborhood during a period of growth in gang activity.  With Mildred's impetus, the first program of Pequeñas Ligas was a Basketball league at Fair Haven Middle School during the winter of 1992.  The basketball league was followed that year by a spring/summer Running program (under the direction of Peter Noble at the Wilbur Cross HS track), which continues to this day.  On December 1, 2011 Pequeñas Ligas celebrated 20 years of service to New Haven's children and families at Amarante's Sea Cliff.
 
PROGRAMMATIC ROLE:  Since 1992, Pequeñas Ligas has been at the forefront of providing life-enhancing programming to children and youths in New Haven.  Perhaps no other community-based youth-serving organization in New Haven has provided the sheer volume of trailblazing, unique and multi-disciplinary instructional programs, projects and services that Pequeñas Ligas has:  Eclectic athletic instruction, Varied arts opportunities, Comprehensive pathways to college (De Camino a la Universidad), Cultural and social leadership development, and Active parent involvement and support.  For example, over the last 20 years Pequeñas Ligas has implemented programs in 20 sports.
PARTICIPANTS:  Pequeñas Ligas works primarily, but not exclusively, with underserved, low and moderate Hispanic families.  Since 1992, well over 2,000 unduplicated children, youths and young adults, ages 1 and older, male and female, have participated in Pequeñas Ligas programs.  We have served students in all grade levels (pre-K, K-4, 5-8, 9-12, college and post-college).  These students have attended over 40 public elementary, middle and high schools in New Haven, as well as New Haven parochial and private schools, and suburban public schools.  The families of these participants have come from:  Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Cuba, China, United States and other countries. 
 
Impact
• TENNIS Instruction & Training
• VOLLEYBALL Instruction & Training and participation in USA Volleyball
• BASKETBALL Instruction & Training
• RUNNING Training at WCHS Track, E.Rock Park, Blake Field, Clinton Ave. Park, and other locations
• ROAD RACING (including 24th straight NH Road Race Kids’ Race)
• Support of Liga Juvenil de BASEBALL de New Haven’s summer league & travel teams
• Support of Pequeñas Ligas’ HS/Club/Federation Students-Athletes
• MUSA (MUsicians/Songwriters/Artists) SERIES events.
• Community Open Stages
• Guitar & Songwriting Instruction
• Participation in the Celebrate Our Fair Haven Festival
• Attendance at plays at Bregamos Theater, Long Wharf Theater.
• Meetings & communications with college coaches
• College & NCAA planning
• College applications & recommendation
• Support of PLHNH’s College Students (athletes & non athletes)
• Family/Community Dinners & get-togethers
• Leadership & Coaching Development
• Parent Running & Walking Group
• Nutrition & Community Gardening
• Parental Involvement & Support
• Pedestrian Advocacy
• Referrals to & participation in New Haven Arts Events
• Health Insurance enrollments 
GOALS:
   – Diversification and deepening of our funding base of donors, foundations and government sources;
   – Mobilization of Pequeñas Ligas human capital (current and "former" students) as coaches, volunteers, program assistants, donors, outreachers, board members, etc. for the institutionalization of long-standing programs. 
 
Needs

 

Our needs are:  – Diversified and deepened funding base, –  Institutionalization of long-standing programs, – Sustaining Administrative/Program Space.

 

CEO Statement
CAUSES:  Pequeñas Ligas works to ameliorate the under-representation of New Haven families in many positive aspects of society, including:  junior athletic development and competition, high school sports, collegiate enrollment and graduation, intercollegiate athletics (less than 4% of NCAA students-athletes are Hispanic), arts instruction and creative expression, and cultural and social leadership, through comprehensive whole-person programming that is short and long-term instruction/development-based, nurturing, family-oriented and community-enhancing.
 
PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION:  New Haven is unlike any city in the world because of its richness and proximity of resources:  over 90 tennis courts, classrooms, auditoriums, gyms, parks, three rivers, athletic fields, outdoor basketball courts, trails, two ice rinks, sidewalks, squash courts, streets, more than ten pools, a beach, rowing tanks, three indoor and three outdoor competition tracks, two golf courses, arts events and organizations, professional athletic events, schools, libraries, universities and their athletic departments, and much, much more.  Within this infrastructural "canvas" of awesome community resources, Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas de New Haven, since 1992, has transformed New Haven's youth development landscape.  How?  By creating, injecting and collaborating for a myriad of learning opportunities for children within these resources, and making these opportunities accessible to families at no or little cost.  Since our founding, we have used at least 100 teaching sites in New Haven for programming, and collaborated with nearly as many programmatic partners.  Thus, our program implementation formula: 
Pequeñas Ligas + New Haven = A Youth and Family Center Without Walls
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Secondary Organization Category Recreation & Sports /
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities /
Areas Served
New Haven
Programs
Description

Since 1992, Pequeñas Ligas has provided athletic instructional programs that foster short and long term development of New Haven boys and girls in a multitude of sports, including: tennis, volleyball, table tennis, basketball, track & field (sprints, middle distances, high jump, long jump, shotput, discus, javelin, minijav, multi-events), road racing, cross country, racewalking, soccer, speedskating, triathlon (swim/bike/run), duathlon (run/bike/run), squash, badminton, goodminton, bowling, swimming, rowing, sailing (referral), golf, canoeing, softball, baseball, grass tennis, beach tennis, world's greatest athlete competition (15 sports in 1 day), and invented/hybrid sports.  Pequeñas Ligas also places students at athletic clinics and summer camps at colleges, advocates on behalf of students, feeds and supports students competing in middle and high school and collegiate athletics, and develops coaches amongst senior students. 

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Families / Hispanic, Latino Heritage
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.
Improve the participation of New Haven students in middle and high school sports, and in club and association sports.
 
SUCCESS:
   – Since 1996, about 200 Pequeñas Ligas students have represented the following high schools: Wilbur Cross, Career, Hillhouse, Hyde, Amistad, Hopkins, and also Hamden, North Haven, Eli Whitney, Branford and West Haven in 12 sports (cross country, volleyball, soccer, football, basketball, swimming, indoor track, outdoor track, softball, baseball, golf and tennis).
   – Since 1997, Pequeñas Ligas students have participated in tournaments and competitions sponsored by: USA Table Tennis, United States Track & Field, CT Racewalkers, CT Speedskating, United States Tennis Association, Amateur Athletic Union (Girls basketball/baseball/volleyball), USA Volleyball, the New Haven Road Race (21 straight during 1992-2012), and others.
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.
Improve the participation of New Haven students in collegiate athletics (Less than 4% of NCAA students-athletes across Divisions I, II and III are Hispanic.)
 
SUCCESS:  Since 2000, Pequeñas Ligas students have represented the following colleges and universities: Ball State University (volleyball), Southern Connecticut State U. (volleyball, cross country, track & field, racewalking), University of Pittsburgh-Titusville (volleyball), University of New Haven (volleyball), University of Connecticut (track & field), Eastern Connecticut State U. (track and field), SUNY-Delhi (cross country), Universidad Metropolitana (cross country, track & field, softball, table tennis), American International College (volleyball), Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (swimming), Chandler Gilbert CC (baseball), Springfield College (volleyball, track & field), Albertus Magnus College (volleyball, soccer), *Northwood University (baseball), *Western Connecticut State U. (volleyball), *Florida Atlantic University (volleyball). {*Current student-ahtletes}
 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Short and long-term “tracking” of students through: instruction, development, nurturing and support, advocacy, extensive communications with parents, documentation of involvement in activities and practices through attendance lists and notes on performance, meetings with coaches/teachers/administrators/guidance counselors/security guards/other staff, attendance at students’ athletic events as they grow, collection of press articles, photography and video, community and family meetings (birthday parties, etc.), presence at school functions, visits to colleges and games on campus, and much more.
Description

Pequeñas Ligas seeks to develop well-rounded persons by making accessible opportunities for immersion in various art forms.   Pequeñas Ligas has provided community arts programs since 1993, and is a 1994 graduate of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts’ Inner City Cultural Development Program.  Program areas have included: guitar, piano, voice, violin, book publishing, museum visits, community open stages, flute, painting and drawing, creative writing, poetry, theater, drumming, Bomba dance, Brazilian music and dance, concerts and music workshops, baton-twirling, crafts, filmmaking, film fests, photography, songwriting/composition, and "days of sports and arts".   Since 2011, and with the support of the Connecticut Office of the Arts, we have held our MUSA (MUsicians/Songwriters/Artists) SERIES, which seeks to:  Promote and celebrate Puerto Rican and Latin American culture, and Develop, nurture and support a creative community of artists of all ages.  In addition, New Haven is an outstanding arts center and we draw upon the great arts resources in the city to serve as an intermediary for families by: making referrals for music and visual arts instruction (at Neighborhood Music School and Creative Arts Workshop); and sharing information on festivals, concerts, plays and visual arts events (such as the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Yale School of Music concerts, New Haven Open Studios). 

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Families / Hispanic, Latino Heritage
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. To create immediate and intimate opportunities for creative expression for new and experienced artists, young and not-so-young.
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. Pequeñas Ligas seeks to develop, nurture and support a creative community of songwriters, composers and musical/arts creators, writers and artists of all ages. 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Production of works, instruction, attendance lists, meetings with artists, preservation of publicity materials, photography and video, and others.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
   – CREATIVE WRITING and PUBLISHING:  In 1998, we published our first book as a publishing house – Constant Reminder by Gloribell Lopez.
   – In 2004, our girls' basketball team, in collaboration with ACT Now!, filmed an original and improvised movie called Teamwork at East Rock Park, Wilbur Cross HS and at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas parade on Grand Avenue.
   – MUSIC and OPEN STAGES:  Since the Fall of 2011, we have held our Puerto Rican Composer/Guitarist and Community Open Stage Series at Bregamos Community Theater.  In 2011, we held six events starting on September 10.  Our presenting composer/guitarists were Valeriano Ramos, Fernandito Ferrer, Ricardo Reyes and Lorena Garay.  Artists' fees were paid by grants from the City of New Haven and NewAlliance Foundation.  At least 100 people attended one or more events. and, of those, at least 31 were children ages 2-17.  At least 30 new and experienced artists, ages 4-65, participated in the community open stage portion.
Description

Pequeñas Ligas promotes education as the key to self-sufficiency and a productive life, and provides academic supports, strategies and pathways for students to pursue and remain in post-secondary education. Our DE CAMINO A LA UNIVERSIDAD programming assists students and parents in their efforts to plan for and apply to colleges as well-rounded candidates for admission, and to attend and graduate from a college or university as multi-faceted students that are assets to their schools' student bodies and, upon graduation, to their communities. 

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Families / Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description Pequeñas Ligas invests in the lives of children by treating them as valuable and indispensable community resources. Pequeñas Ligas nurtures middle and high school students as athletic teachers and as detail-oriented and resourceful youth program developers.  Additionally, Pequeñas Ligas provides students with opportunities for public leadership, such as attending community, school and sports meetings. 
Population Served / /
CEO/Executive Director
Peter A. Noble
Term Start July 1998
Email pequenasligas.newhaven@yahoo.com
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 30
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Collaborations
We have collaborated with well over 100 program partners in New Haven.
Board Chair
Nilda Martinez
Company Affiliation PLHNH
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Peter Noble
Invited Michelle Perez
Pedro Ramos
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 1
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2016
Projected Revenue $150,000.00
Projected Expenses $150,000.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$30,912$8,795$23,747
Administration Expense$3,000$1,400$2,000
Fundraising Expense$9,000$10,000$2,000
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.520.850.81
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%44%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%59%9%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201120102009
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCarolyn Foundation $19,663Hispanics in Philanthropy $9,175Hispanics in Philanthropy $12,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $15,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $3,000Casey Family Services/Annie E. Casey Foundation $7,500
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Fund for Women & Girls $5,000U.S. Tennis Ass. - New England $3,000USTA New England Connecticut $1,500
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments

For fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 we filed IRS Form 990-N, which is for organizations which average less than $50,000 in yearly revenue over the last three fiscal years.  Revenue for each of the last five fiscal years was:  2011 - $49,793 (corrected), 2012 - $27,545.13, 2013 - $60,336.73, 2014 - $75,129.98, 2015 - $58,022.20.  Due to the smallness of our budget, an audit was unaffordable and spending the cost of an audit would have made it impossible to serve New Haven’s children and families.  

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.  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 P.O. Box 954
New Haven, CT 06504
Primary Phone 203 787-3848
CEO/Executive Director Peter A. Noble
Board Chair Nilda Martinez
Board Chair Company Affiliation PLHNH

 

Related Information

Nurture Children & Youth

When families, schools and communities take the view that children and youth are valued and respected assets to society, they necessarily support environments that nurture youth development. Children raised to embrace positive social values, to seek self-understanding, and to value their self-worth grow to become community-minded young adults with a sense of belonging and a belief in their resiliency. See how you can help our community's children grow into tomorrow's leaders.