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Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps

 11 Beacon Street, Suite 820
 Boston, MA 02108
[P] (617) 2274183
[F] (617) 2272069
Cecilia Roddy
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EIN 04-2457298

LAST UPDATED: 11/16/2017
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

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, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $19,026,567.00
Projected Expense $18,733,485.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • DDAP (Detention Diversion Advocacy Program)
  • 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. RFK Children's Action Corps 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, we have grown to become one of the Commonwealth's most well-respected child welfare and juvenile justice organizations providing care, counseling, treatment and education for over 800 at-risk children and their families each year. Our fourteen 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.  In December 2013, we launched the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice which works nationally to improve systems for youth and helps jurisdictions large and small improve their probation systems, share information, and better serve youth who are in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
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

Major accomplishments from the past year:
  • Our Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) served more than 100 predominantly minority youth in Boston, Holyoke and Springfield, avoiding unnecessary detention and deeper involvement with the juvenile justice system.

  • In partnership with the Hampden County Coalition to Identify and Prevent Sexual Exploitation of Children, we piloted a program for girls and young women involved in, or at significant risk for, commercial sexual exploitation. Our expectation was to serve approximately 100 girls over the course of the year; in fact we served 148 girls and 4 boys in the first nine months of the pilot.
  • We helped reunite 200 boys and girls with their families where the environment was safe and healthy.

  • We helped more than 312 students achieve their educational goals, including: earning a high school diploma or GED equivalency, participating in college courses, fulfilling MCAS  requirements or successfully completing a school year.

  • Our RFK National Resource Center hosted 10 educational training events including the Dual Status Youth Symposium and the Probation System Reform Symposium in Boston, with almost 500 attendees from over 30 states and territories.

Current year goals:

  •  Help an additional 30-45 youth, as a result of DDAP's expansion to Chelsea District Court and the BJC, avoid the dangers of detention and further penetration into the juvenile justice system;
  • Build on our CSEC work in Hampden County to serve additional girls and young women; increase community awareness of CSEC and deliver provider trainings;
  • Provide strong educational and transition services through our two special education schools, and replicate our successful model of transition services, currently in place at our EWT School in Holyoke, at our RFK Lancaster School in Central Mass;
  • Increase the number of jurisdictions our RFK National Resource Center supports to improve youth-serving systems from 23 at the end of FY2016 to 30 at the end of FY2018.

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 2018 goals are to: 

•    Take a leadership role in advocating for human service providers contracting with the Commonwealth to be compensated at the same levels as those doing comparable work in state agencies, such as the Department of Children and Families, in order to provide a level playing field for the hiring and retention of qualified staff;

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

•    Secure continued and sustainable funding for our DDAP program: $500,000

•    Secure continued and sustainable funding for our RFK National Resource Center to help communities improve their services to youth in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems: $750,000

•    Secure our financial future by investing in reserves: $1,000,000

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston Region-Charlestown Neighborhood
Greater Boston Region-Dorchester Neighborhood
City of Boston- Charlestown
City of Boston- North Dorchester
City of Boston- South Dorchester
City of Boston- East Boston
City of Boston- Mattapan
City of Boston- Roxbury
City of Boston- South Boston
RFK 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: Lancaster, Boston, Holyoke, South Hadley, South Yarmouth, Acton, and Middleton. The RFK National Resource Center has served jurisdictions in multiple states, including: AK, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, LS, MA, MN, NE, NH, SD, TX, WA, WI, and the Territory of Guam.

Organization Categories

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

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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 Program)

Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps’ Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) 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, Holyoke and Chelsea 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.

Social, Recreational and Enrichment Opportunities: DDAP regularly offers youth the chance to attend performances, sports events, and participate in visits to museums, recreational areas, and the like.
Budget  $537k
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, served 116 clients in FY16 and 142 clients in FY17. In both years, 95% of youth referred to DDAP returned to court for all scheduled court dates.

Program Long-Term Success 

As our evaluations demonstrate, DDAP successfully diverts youth of color from detention, and significantly saves taxpayer dollars.

Program Success Monitored By  System tracking is being used on clients at in-take, throughout their involvement in the program with follow up at 15, 30, 60, and 90 days.
Examples of Program Success 

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


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  $1.2m
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  $9.2m
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 FY16 we helped reunite 200 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 has take place in the following states and territories:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin, with more interesting in engaging with us.
Budget  $750,000.00
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
CEO Experience

Edward P. Kelley is currently 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 RFK Children’s Action Corps, Mr. Kelley served as the Director 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

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Letitia L. Howland Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer --
Alan J. Klein President --
Leigh G. Mahoney Senior Director of Education --
Michelle Mead Director of Clinical Services --
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
Youth Advocacy Foundation Award Committee for Public Counsel Services, Youth Advocacy Division 2016
Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Performance-based Standards Learning Institute 2015
Non Profit Partner of the Year with Mintz Levin Boston Business Journal 2010
Spirit of Home Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares 2008


Affiliation Year
Child Welfare League - Accredited Member 2017
Children’s League of Massachusetts 2017
Massachusetts Association of 766-Approved Private Schools 2017
Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers 2017
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families --
Massachusetts Department of Early and Secondary Education (Mass DESE) --


RFK Children’s Action Corps participates in a number of programs focusing on advancing the agency’s mission on a national level. Current and recent collaborations include:

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.
Child Welfare League of America and the RFK National Resource Center continue their rich history of supporting child welfare and juvenile justice agencies undertaking system reform to better serve dual status youth. Through the continued development of innovative strategies and resources, this partnership will provide guidance to jurisdictions working collaboratively to improve outcomes for dual status youth, ultimately benefiting many of our most vulnerable youth and families.
The RFK Juvenile Justice Collaborative, 2009-2016.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 227
Number of Part Time Staff 86
Number of Volunteers 152
Number of Contract Staff 59
Staff Retention Rate % 65%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 67
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 189
Hispanic/Latino: 38
Native American/American Indian: 1
Other: 15
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 P. 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
Christopher Bailey Mutual of America Voting
Julee R. Bolg Boston Children's Hospital Voting
Samuel E. Bottum Snap-On Incorporated Voting
John J. Boyle III Cushman & Wakefield Voting
Catherine Brady Boston Scientific Voting
Emma Carpenter Cisco Voting
Keith P. Carroll JD Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC Voting
Michael F. Connolly JD Rubin and Rudman LLC Voting
Amy Crate Community Volunteer Voting
Lawrence Friedman Esq. New England School of Law Voting
James E. Geraghty Morgan Stanley PWM Voting
The Honorable Leslie E. Harris JD Retired Voting
Nicole Hendricks Holyoke Community College Voting
Marc J. Jones JD US Securities & Exchange Commission Voting
Joseph P. Kennedy III, JD U.S. House of Representatives Voting
Matt Kennedy Kennedy Merchant Partners Voting
Paul V. LaCava Quinsigamond Community College Voting
Lyman Legters Casey Family Programs Voting
Ellen McGovern Clinton Savings Bank Voting
Stephan Morikawa American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Voting
Helyn W. Oatis Improper Bostonian Voting
Penny Outlaw Consultant Voting
Stephen H. Peck Brown & Brown of Massachusetts Voting
Cindy Schlessinger Epsilon Associates Voting
Timothy H. Sullivan Fairstead Capital Voting
Kim L. Thornton MD Boston, IVF, The Waltham Center Voting
Phyllis A. Wallace Retired Voting
Michael Watson National 4-H Council 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: 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 22
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Multiracial
Gender Female: 12
Male: 18
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 62%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 94%
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

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $20,182,728 $18,609,655 $18,948,616
Total Expenses $19,738,405 $19,479,862 $18,187,201

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,895,150 $814,239 $2,171,448
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $17,479,132 $16,894,455 $15,633,675
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-148,372 $-55,834 $233,452
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $629,761 $572,761 $627,218
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $327,057 $384,034 $282,823

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $16,069,337 $15,950,634 $15,049,493
Administration Expense $2,318,189 $2,230,947 $2,261,685
Fundraising Expense $1,350,879 $1,298,281 $876,023
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.02 0.96 1.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses 81% 82% 83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 54% 94% 31%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $12,475,756 $12,528,201 $12,988,497
Current Assets $3,300,817 $3,186,406 $3,426,682
Long-Term Liabilities $5,048,846 $4,920,575 $5,138,601
Current Liabilities $2,124,131 $2,749,170 $2,121,233
Total Net Assets $5,302,779 $4,858,456 $5,728,663

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
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 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.55 1.16 1.62

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 40% 39% 40%

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?