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Fiercely committed to Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy of unwavering responsibility to the poor and disadvantaged, RFK Children’s Action Corps advocates for children and embraces all social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds in order to build healthier families, more responsible citizens, safer communities and a more just society for all. "...that every child in this country live as we would want our own children to live." 

Mission Statement

Fiercely committed to Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy of unwavering responsibility to the poor and disadvantaged, RFK Children’s Action Corps advocates for children and embraces all social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds in order to build healthier families, more responsible citizens, safer communities and a more just society for all. "...that every child in this country live as we would want our own children to live." 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $19,169,970.00
Projected Expense $19,169,970.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • DDAP (Detention Diversion Advocacy Project)
  • EWT School
  • Lancaster Campus
  • Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice

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Mission Statement

Fiercely committed to Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy of unwavering responsibility to the poor and disadvantaged, RFK Children’s Action Corps advocates for children and embraces all social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds in order to build healthier families, more responsible citizens, safer communities and a more just society for all. "...that every child in this country live as we would want our own children to live." 

Background Statement

Following the death of Robert Kennedy, a group of private citizens interested in perpetuating the social values which he exemplified sought to honor him in a manner they believed the late Senator would approve: a group of people (a "corps") taking action to change the plight of those in need. The desire to
serve was clear for this group of citizens who were devastated by Robert F. Kennedy's untimely death. The Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps was founded on June 25, 1969, as a living, active memorial to the late Senator. The Agency sought to be true to the memory of Senator Kennedy by helping those who often have no voice and a lack of power over their lives: children, especially those who are most disempowered.
Since its founding, the Agency has grown to become one of the Commonwealth's most well-respected child welfare and juvenile justice agencies that provide care, counseling, treatment and education for over 800 at-risk children and their families each year. Our nineteen programs located in seven Massachusetts communities provide a safe haven for children ages 6 to 21 who come from what are often unstable and unsafe home environments of abuse and neglect.  Also, in December 2013 we launched the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, which serves communities nationwide to improve outcomes for children and families whose lives have been touched by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, as well as other youth-serving systems, by enhancing system performance and advancing juvenile justice reform.
Robert F. Kennedy's legacy continues to inspire our mission and our approach to the work we do: to treat each child as an individual worthy of dignity and respect, and help that child reach his or her full potential.

Impact Statement


  • RFK Children's Action Corps became a family agency of National Crittenton Foundation in June 2012. Established with a social justice mission in 1883, The National Crittenton Foundation and its family of agencies advocate for and support at-risk girls, young women, and their families living at the margin of the American dream overcome major obstacles rooted in circumstances not of their own making.
  • Last year, we launched our Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, focusing on coordination of practices and policies for youth involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and enhancement of probation system practices. The National Resource Center is part of a new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership, funded in part through the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 
  • Through our RFK Juvenile Justice Collaborative, and other partnerships and networks, we are advocating on a national level for better coordinated services for youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice fields.  We are convening stakeholders in MA to better identify services for these youth, and we are publishing and disseminating best practices to further contribute to the field and the national conversation on at-risk youth.  


Current year


  • Sustain, deepen and grow our Detention Diversion Advocacy Project work in communities and increase our partnerships with other agencies and groups, expanding our proven practices, programs and services.  Continue to expand our work to operate in more juvenile courts and further evaluate our positive outcomes to create a model to be replicated beyond MA
  • Expand our services to at-risk youth in Western MA by offering a robust and cutting edge transitional program, thus ensuring that all youth can achieve their educational and vocational goals 
  • Further deepen our RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice work to improve practices for youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems


Needs Statement

RFK Children’s Action Corps delivers urgently needed care and services to some of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable children and their families.  State funding alone is simply not enough to provide the level of services our children and their families need.  Our 2015 goals include: 

•    Flexible funding / capacity building support to invest in new initiatives, hire excellent and highly qualified staff, and meet new and emerging needs of the communities we serve: $500,000

•   Continued and sustainable funding for our DDAP program: $300,000

•  Identify promising service delivery models, evaluate and provide technical assistance nationally to help communities further help youth in both the child welfare and juvenile justice system.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Cape and Islands Region
Central Massachusetts Region
Greater Boston Region-Charlestown Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Dorchester Neighborhood
Massachusetts-All Regions
Pioneer Valley Region
City of Boston- Charlestown
City of Boston- North Dorchester
City of Boston- South Dorchester
Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps serves youth and their families from across Massachusetts and on a national platform.  Locally, our programs operate out of seven communities including; Lancaster, Cape Cod, Boston, Holyoke, Springfield, South Hadley, and Westborough.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services
  2. Education - Special Education
  3. Youth Development -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Adoption and Foster Care

RFK Children's Action Corps offers adoption services through Bright Futures Adoption Center, a licensed, nonprofit, domestic adoption agency with 2 programs:

The Infant Adoption Program places infants born in the US with loving families. The Adoption and Permanency Program finds "forever families" for children of all ages in the MA foster care system. Services include:

  • Options counseling
  • Pre-adoptive parent education
  • Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting training
  • Home studies
  • Matching, adoption and transition planning
  • Post-placement supervision
  • Legal finalization
  • Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children 
  • Post-adoption support service
In 2014, RFK Children's Action Corps acquired the Adoption Community of New England.  ACONE educates, supports, and advocates on behalf of all members of the adoption triad, assisting through all stages of their adoption-related experience by means of seminars, workshops, support groups, policy statements, legislative advocacy, and other measures
Budget  $300,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Adoption
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Minorities
Program Short-Term Success  In 2013 BFAC created 15 new forever families for 17 children, ensuring loving and stable homes for children. 
Program Long-Term Success  Children in need of permanent families will receive the security, nurturance and love to become healthy, well-adjusted, well educated, contributing members of society.

Birth Parents will have the opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams and care for their other children in a way that would not have been possible if they had chosen to parent the child they placed for adoption.  

Members of the health care community, clergy, educators and crisis intervention professionals will be better educated about the process of adoption and the options for women and families who seek their counsel about family planning.
Program Success Monitored By  We are able to see what is working and what is not working by speaking with our clients and tracking the number of placements, number of approved families, number of parents and children served etc. through our database tracking system. 
Examples of Program Success 

DDAP (Detention Diversion Advocacy Project)

Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps’ DDAP Program is a voluntary intervention alternative to court-ordered detention, providing young people with community-based support and supervision. DDAP strives to reduce the disproportionate number of minority youth arraigned through the court system, offering an opportunity to reverse their path to juvenile crime and helping them live to their fullest potential. We presently have programs in the Dorchester, Springfield and Holyoke juvenile courts.  Services in DDAP include:

· Intervention: DDAP is a highly successful program that has been researched and replicated in multiple states with a proven track record of keeping youth in their community, in their school and out of detention, helping to maintain and create new positive peer connections.

· One-on-One Support: Youth Advocates provide intensive support to youth including: accompanying youth to scheduled court dates, school visits, employment assistance, and enrichment and recreational activities.

· Wrap Around Services: Family support groups and community connections ensure a strength-based plan is developed and implemented on an individual basis.

· Vibrant Locations: Community Centers offer an array of services in a supporting environment for youth participants including technical, arts and sports programming.


Budget  $300,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Minorities At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

Reversing the path to juvenile crime, DDAP, our Detention Diversion Advocacy Project, served 106 clients in FY14 and 96% of all youth referred to DDAP returned to court for all scheduled court dates. 

Program Long-Term Success 

As our evaluations demonstrate, our DDAP program successfully diverts youth of color from detention, and significantly saves taxpayer dollars.  We have documented that during the past eight (8) years, DDAP has served over 400 youth with a high success rate.  Had these youth not participated in DDAP, the average # days of detention for these youth would have been 18; average bed cost $300 per day; with estimated taxpayer costs of over: $1.2 million dollars.  

Program Success Monitored By  System tracking is being used on clients at in-take, throughout their involvement in the program, and for 6 months after completion.
Examples of Program Success 

In May 2012, we were awarded a $336,000 grant to expand and replicate DDAP in the Holyoke and Springfield courts.  Based on the success of our Dorchester DDAP program, we were awarded an 18 month grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Prevention (OJJDP) to replicate the program in Springfield, where rates for DMC are currently the highest in the state. 

Additionally, we have Board support to add a Director position to help build our business plan and assess needs for the program throughout Massachusetts.

EWT School

Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps' EWT School is a 12-month special education day school for young people ages 10 to 21 who face a variety of emotional, behavioral and educational challenges. The program provides academic, vocational, transitional, recreational, clinical and community-based educational services in a therapeutic and communal environment. 

Many participants in EWT have significant problems with anger, peer relationships, substance abuse, academic performance and self accountability. The program effectively combines a strong educational curriculum with unique service offererings designed to facilitate self responsibility, intellectual growth and improved behavior.

EWT accepts referrals from the youth's home school district throughout western Massachusetts.

Services include:

  • Academics: State approved academic courses, preparation/facilitation for MCAS, adventure based.
  • Transition Services
  • Clinical Services
  • Vibrant Music Program
  • Drivers Education
  • Experiential Education
Budget  $0.8m
Category  Education, General/Other Special Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

We have about a 90% success rate with success plans and about a 75% graduation rate.

Program Long-Term Success  It is EWT's goal to provide unique experiences that reinforce Massachusetts's curriculum frameworks and meet the student's individual needs as outlined in their IEP.
Program Success Monitored By 

Success at EWT school is often measured by Graduation Rates which entails having the at-risk populations we serve not drop out, pass the MCAS and attain suitable credits to graduate. Although we would like to achieve this for 100% of our students realistically, 80% would be a more realistic standard.

Our program currently uses “Success Plans” which are developed in conjunction with the full participation of our students with their clinician, with clearly spelled out interventions, measurable outcomes and built-in incentives. A point and level system which reflects student performance academically and behaviorally.


Examples of Program Success 

Parents were surveyed to find out what they think about the program and what impact it has had on their child.  Excerpts from their testimonials below:

“Of all the placements my son has had over the years I have to say that EWT is the BEST one.  Whatever you have done over the past year has completely changed his attitude about school and he has gone from wanting nothing more than to quit, to now all he talks about is graduating and onto college. All I can say is thank you.”

“I am more hopeful that my child will be able to participate with her education.  The staff has been very accommodating and supportive in spite of my child’s difficulties attaining and maintaining attention to task.”

“This school has been a godsend.  My child has not been hospitalized once since attending this program.  She is receiving the support she needs while also being encouraged to participate to the best of her ability by capable understanding professionals.  Thank you.”

Lancaster Campus

Lancaster Residential Treatment Campus

Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps’ Lancaster Residential Treatment Campus provides long-and short-term treatment, emergency assessment, respite care, and special education services for more than 60 boys and girls ranging in age from 11-18. Youth who have suffered from abuse and neglect, domestic violence, mental health/behavioral and cognitive challenges are treated through counseling, recreational support, life skills, relationship-building and other therapeutic interventions helping them live to their fullest potential.  Services at Lancaster include:

· Residential Services: Offers individualized treatment planning with a focus on trauma informed care. Co-ed state of the art residence for 60 boys and girls.

· STARR: Short-term assessment program for 15 adolescent boys and girls. STARR staff complete comprehensive assessments and collaborate with DCF and DMH to develop treatment recommendations.

· Group Home: Provides a safe and nurturing environment while working in partnership with local schools and DCF for youth ages 11-18.

· Educational Assessments: On-site, ages 6-18, Approved Special Education School.

· Experiential Education: Trained staff engage youth in direct experience learning opportunities including: NYPUM (National Youth Project Using Minibikes), ropes course, canoeing, hiking, and museum and historical site visits, with a focused reflection to increase knowledge and develop skills.

· Intervention Services: Full range of mental health and crisis intervention services for adolescents and families including: diagnostic assessments, psychological evaluation, medication evaluation/treatment, on-call emergency services, substance abuse evaluation/treatment and individual, group and family therapy.

Budget  $8,900,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Residential Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Keeping the family connected is a key determining factor to the success of the child. We helped reunite 111 boys and girls with their families where the environment was safe and healthy.  
Program Long-Term Success 

Children who live on the Lancaster campus have often suffered from parental abuse and neglect, family violence, mental health/behavioral and cognitive challenges, and have many needs, including individual and family counseling, recreational support, life skills, relationship-building and other therapeutic interventions. Boys and girls between 11 and 18 live, learn and heal on the Lancaster Residential Treatment Campus.

Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  Keeping the family connected is a key determining factor to the success of the child. In FY14 we helped reunite 111 boys and girls with their families where the environment was safe and healthy.  

Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice

Led by RFK Children’s Action Corps, the RFK National Resource Center provides consultation, technical assistance, and training to serve local, state, and national leaders, practitioners and youth-serving agencies to improve system performance and outcomes for youth involved with the juvenile justice system. The RFK National Resource Center focuses primarily on youth with prior or current involvement in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, known as dual status youth, the review and improvement of juvenile probation systems, and the use of a model framework to address the state and national laws and policies governing the exchange and sharing of data, information, and records for youth and families.  
Work is being done in the following states:  Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin. We are in contract to begin work with Guam in the upcoming months.
Budget  $1,000,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 
Communities that have followed our framework and used our assistance have achieved outcomes that other communities are seeking: increased collaboration, improved service delivery, improved youth outcomes, and more efficient and cost-effective systems. 
The system improvements made possible by this body of work will impact the ability of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems within communities to develop and implement a more coordinated and integrated system of care on behalf of children, youth, and families.  The reforms will improve data collection and management capacity, screening and assessment, case management, case planning, resource allocation, service delivery - and provide an improved opportunity to positively impact multi-system youth and family outcomes, including reducing recidivism rates and diverting children out of the juvenile justice system. 
Program Long-Term Success 
We focus primarily on (1) improving outcomes for youth with prior or current involvement in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, know as dual status youth, (2) the review and improvement of juvenile probation systems, and (3) the use of a model framework to address the state and national laws and policies governing the exchange and sharing of data, information, and records regarding youth and families. 
Our primary objectives are to:
  • Foster the development & exchange of innovative practices and reforms
  • Create an active and expanding cross-site learning environment and shared learning collaborative
  • Enhance and improve the current scholarship and research awareness regarding our primary topic areas in the field
  • Develop and implement innovative new strategies and solutions to challenges
  • Provide national leadership in promoting best practice approaches and opportunities for necessary legislative and statutory change. 
Program Success Monitored By 
The RFK National Resource Center facilitates discussions with community stakeholders and conducts focus groups to contribute toward outcome evaluations.  All programs include extensive data collection; however, it is understood that the child and family outcomes resulting from this reform will not become apparent immediately and often take 1-2 years before the data inform the efficacy of the adopted systems change.  The history of experiences in other jurisdictions has included desired outcomes such as: 
  • Reduced recidivism
  • Reduced length of stay in detention
  • Improved education outcomes
  • Increased involvement in pro-social activities
  • Enhanced placement stability
  • Improved family functioning (i.e., reduction family/domestic violence) 
Examples of Program Success 
Statistics from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana - Probation System Review Outcomes
  • 23% Decrease in mental health evaluation costs
  • 37% Decrease in number of youth on probation
  • 33% Decrease in recidivism for successful completers
  • 92% Increase in youth referred to evidence based probation
  • 14% Average increase in probation officer salaries
 Hands down, this is the most rewarding work I have done in my 25 years in the probation field.  For the first time, there are solutions being generated for very complex issues that are working and benefiting the very youth who have traditionally had the worst trajectory in our system.
- Laura Garnette, Chief Probation Officer, County of Santa Clara, California & Member of the RFK National Resource Center's Dual Status Youth Practice Network 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps is a leader in child welfare and juvenile justice, offering a diverse range of programs and services to help children address the challenges they face as a result of living in unstable, dangerous or abusive environments.

Our innovative programs fall into four categories: community-based services, educational services, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment. We partner with national organizations and state agencies to use proven methods and develop new ways to advance practices in the care of those most vulnerable.

We foster hope within our children, families and communities by providing the tools and skills they need to heal, grow, and thrive.  Everything we do is based on the belief that every child deserves a chance for a brighter tomorrow.


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Edward P. Kelley
CEO Term Start June 1985
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Edward P. Kelley is currently President & CEO of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. Prior to becoming Executive Director in 1985, Mr. Kelley served as Deputy Executive Director of the agency, managing all operations and personnel for the agency.

Before joining the RFK Children’s Action Corps, Mr. Kelley served as the Dir. of the MA Division of Community and Youth Services. Mr. Kelley began his career in human services, focusing on troubled youth, in 1968 as an outreach worker with that agency.

On the national front, he has served on the Board for the Nonprofit Sector Workforce Coalition, as chair of the Child Welfare League of America’s National Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, as well as a consultant to the National Board of YMCAs and the National Youth Outreach Training Center. Currently, he serves on the Board of the National Youth Project Using Minibikes and Children's Welfare League of America.

Mr. Kelley is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) and served as President of the Board. He has also served as the President of the MA Assoc. of Voluntary Child Care Workers and the MA Assoc.of Approved Private Schools (maaps), and is a former Chair of the Committee to Reform the Purchase of Service System for the Commonwealth. He is a former member of the Board of the MA Council of Human Service Providers, and served as Chair of the Providers Advisory Committee to the Commissioner of the MA DYS.

Mr. Kelley holds an M.A. in Education from Boston University, a B.A. from Roger Williams College, and has participated in training in Juvenile Justice Management, National Youth Outreach Training, and Human Systems Development. Mr. Kelley was selected to participate in a fellowship at Stanford University’s Executive Program for Non-Profit Leadership.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Letitia L. Howland Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer --
Alan J. Klein Sr. Vice President & Chief Operating Officer --
Cecilia M. Roddy Vice President of Development & External Affairs --
Terence J. Shanley Sr. Vice President of Human Resources & Administration --
Alden S. Wells Vice President of Financial Management --
Kimberly E. Zouzoua Vice President of Business Development --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Non Profit Partner of the Year with Mintz Levin Boston Business Journal 2010
Spirit of Home Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares 2008


Affiliation Year
Children’s League of Massachusetts 2014
Massachusetts Association of 766-Approved Private Schools 2014
Child Welfare League - Accredited Member 2011
Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers 2011
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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RFK Children’s Action Corps participates in a number of programs focusing on advancing the agency’s mission on a national level. Collaborations include the RFK Juvenile Justice Collaborative launched in August 2009 to bring national attention to key juvenile justice issues. The Collaborative consists of board members from RFK Children’s Action Corps and the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights and focuses on national policy and advocacy work, prioritizing issues impacting the reentry of juvenile justice-involved youth back into their communities after a time of confinement or out-of-home placement. Another National Collaboration is with The National Crittenton Foundation, which works to support girls, young women, and their families living at the margin.  A family agency of TNCF, we increased our impact on national public policy, particularly in regard to our leadership in juvenile justice and systems integration. Additionally, we have launched the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, which works to advance the national platform for juvenile justice system reform.  Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Resource Center is one of four centers that make up the Models for Change Resource Center Partnership.

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Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 319
Number of Part Time Staff 84
Number of Volunteers 152
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 65%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 67
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 5
Caucasian: 261
Hispanic/Latino: 48
Native American/American Indian: 1
Other: 21
Other (if specified): Two or More
Gender Female: 221
Male: 182
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Computer Equipment and Software
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mr. Keith Carroll
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo
Board Chair Term Feb 2016 - Feb 2018
Board Co-Chair Ms. Catherine Brady
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Feb 2016 - Feb 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Julee Bolg Children's Hospital Boston/Waltham Voting
Samuel E. Bottum Snap-On Incorporated Voting
John J. Boyle III DTZ Voting
Catherine Brady JPA Health Communications Voting
Keith P. Carroll Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC Voting
Michael F. Connolly Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC Voting
Mitch Cook Lexus of Northborough Voting
Lawrence Friedman Esq. New England School of Law Voting
James Geraghty Morgan Stanley PWM Voting
Brian Hancock Esq. Robins' Nest Inc. Voting
The Honorable Leslie E. Harris Retired Voting
Nicole Hendricks Holyoke Community College Voting
Adam G. Hinds City of Pittsfield, MA Voting
Ina Howard-Hogan Massachusetts Parole Board Voting
Marc J. Jones Office of the Attorney General Voting
Joseph P. Kennedy III U.S. House of Representatives Voting
Matt Kennedy U.S. Department of the Treasury Voting
Paul V. LaCava Worcester Probate and Family Court Voting
Lyman Legters Casey Family Programs Voting
Edward J. Loughran Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators Voting
Amy McFarland Community Volunteer Voting
Stephan Morikawa American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Voting
Helyn W. Oatis CBS Television Boston, WBZTV and WSBKTV Voting
Penny Outlaw Retired Voting
Stephen Peck United Benefit Services Voting
Cindy Schlessinger Epsilon Associates Voting
Timothy H. Sullivan Related Affordable Voting
Dr. Kim L. Thornton Boston, IVF, The Waltham Center Voting
Phyllis A. Wallace Retired Voting
Michael Watson Girl Scouts of the USA Voting
Linda M. Williams Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Voting
Paul Woods State Street Corporation Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Susan Allen The Drew Company NonVoting
Mr. Donald Anastasia -- NonVoting
Mr. James D. Blue II Bostonian Group NonVoting
Mr. James T. Brett The New England Council NonVoting
Mr. Donald E. Carey -- NonVoting
Mrs. Elizabeth Coolidge Retired NonVoting
Mr. Linzee Coolidge Retired NonVoting
Mr. Darrell W. Crate Easterly Capital, LLC NonVoting
Mr. Michael Croke Deloitte and Touche, LLC NonVoting
Mr. Lawrence S. DiCara Nixon Peabody LLP NonVoting
Mr. W. Albert Ellis OHC Development LLC NonVoting
Mr. Brian L.P. Fallon O'Connor Capital Partners NonVoting
Mr. Robert P. Gittens Northeastern University NonVoting
Ms. Patricia M. Hillman Retired NonVoting
Mr. George H. Hutt III EY NonVoting
Ms. Alice Jelin Isenberg Retired NonVoting
Mr. Philip W. Johnston Philip W. Johnston Associates NonVoting
Ms. Patricia Kennedy Patricia Kennedy Communications NonVoting
Mr. Vincent M. McCarthy Office of the State Auditor NonVoting
Ms. Kathe McDonough -- NonVoting
Mr. Paul McDonough -- NonVoting
Ms. Marian J. McGovern Retired Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police Department NonVoting
Mr. John W. McKean -- NonVoting
Ms. H. Betsy Munzer Retired NonVoting
Mr. Peter Nessen Nessen Associates NonVoting
Mr. Michael C. Obel-Omia Paul Cuffee School NonVoting
Mr. Anthony S. Owens Boston Municipal Court - Dorchester Division NonVoting
Mr. Dennis Pedra Pei Wei Asian Diner NonVoting
Christopher Perry Esq. Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C. NonVoting
Mr. Gonzalo J. Puigbo Eastern Bank NonVoting
Mr. Donald Rodman Rodman Ride for Kids NonVoting
Ms. Mary Ann Ryan -- NonVoting
Gregory T. Schmutte PhD American International College NonVoting
Mr. Charles Shaughnessy Actor NonVoting
Mr. Michael Summersgill Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr NonVoting
Mr. Robert H. Summersgill Retired NonVoting
Ms. Susan Wornick WCVB-TV NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 26
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 11
Male: 21
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 58%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 16%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating

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Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $18,609,655 $18,948,616 $17,276,437
Total Expenses $19,479,862 $18,187,201 $17,445,937

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $814,239 $2,171,448 $394,770
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $16,894,455 $15,633,675 $15,536,698
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-55,834 $233,452 $587,636
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $572,761 $627,218 $488,929
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $384,034 $282,823 $268,404

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $15,950,634 $15,049,493 $14,361,901
Administration Expense $2,230,947 $2,261,685 $2,168,305
Fundraising Expense $1,298,281 $876,023 $915,731
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.96 1.04 0.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses 82% 83% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 94% 31% 104%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $12,528,201 $12,988,497 $12,311,727
Current Assets $3,186,406 $3,426,682 $2,750,645
Long-Term Liabilities $4,920,575 $5,138,601 $5,311,506
Current Liabilities $2,749,170 $2,121,233 $2,032,973
Total Net Assets $4,858,456 $5,728,663 $4,967,248

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.16 1.62 1.35

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 39% 40% 43%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's audited financials. Contributions from Foundations & Corporations are listed under Individuals when the breakout was not available.


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The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.

1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?


3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?


4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?


5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?