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Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Inc

 60 Pond Lane
 Arlington, MA 02474
[P] (781) 648-1617
[F] (781) 648-5064
Derek Curran
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2149320

LAST UPDATED: 05/24/2018
Organization DBA Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Inc
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

To provide a fun, safe, supportive place for children to learn and grow; to have ongoing relationships with caring adults; and to take part in life enhancing programs emphasizing leadership and character development, education, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation

Mission Statement

To provide a fun, safe, supportive place for children to learn and grow; to have ongoing relationships with caring adults; and to take part in life enhancing programs emphasizing leadership and character development, education, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $2,100,000.00
Projected Expense $2,000,050.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Club Kids Program
  • Early Education & Care
  • Leadership & Character Development
  • Project Learn
  • Sports, Fitness, and Healthy Lifestyles

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

To provide a fun, safe, supportive place for children to learn and grow; to have ongoing relationships with caring adults; and to take part in life enhancing programs emphasizing leadership and character development, education, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation

Background Statement

For more than 75 years, the Arlington Boys & Girls Club's primary focus has been to provide positive opportunities in a fun, safe and caring environment for youth during the non school hours.  At the Club, youth develop friendships and a sense of responsibility while under the guidance of staff and volunteers.  Through our affiliation with the Boys & Girls Club of America, as well as with local businesses, youth service agencies and schools, we share a goal to ensure that all members reach their full potentials.

Impact Statement

  • Introduced new programs and activities for youth members
  • Developed a plan to strengthen visibility and communication through the use of social media
  • Implemented new policies and procedures regarding safety
  • Made improvements to the physical plant
  • Increase members' engagement in programs and activities
  • Offer more programs that focus upon service to the community
  • Continue to update the physical plant
  • Continue outreach efforts
  • Identify recruit and train new volunteers and provide opportunities that enable all volunteers to actively support the mission of the Arlington Boys & Girls Club

Needs Statement

  • Provide more opportunities for members to become engaged in the community
  • Explore ways to increase program capacity in the building
  • Offer training opportunities for all staff
  • Create a a resource development plan featuring diverse revenue streams that will provide funds to support the Club's mission

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

 Members reside  in Arlington and 30 other communities including the adjacent urban areas of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford. 

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
  2. -
  3. -

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



Club Kids Program

The Arlington Boys & Girls Club offers youth ages 6 and up a safe, caring, “kid friendly” place to go during the non school hours. With a $25 annual membership, youth have access to the facility and can take part in activities 50 weeks of the year.   While at the Club, youth engage in programs and activities that promote academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. Adult staff and volunteers provide supportive relationships by serving as positive role models, by taking an interest in their lives and by encouraging youth to become involved in programs such as Triple Play, Power Hour, and Leaders Club. The Boys & Girls Club of America has developed these tested, proven and nationally recognized programs designed to give youth an opportunity to grow while having fun. 
Budget  --
Category  Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success   

Members come to the Club at least two times each week

Members establish positive relationship with staff

Members take part in two or more programs each month

Program Long-Term Success   

The long term goal for our members is that they achieve academic success, feel connected to the community and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Program Success Monitored By 
Track attendance
Staff observations
Reports from members & families

Examples of Program Success 

Emma, age 10, comes to the Club every day after school and on most Saturdays.  Her mother had indicated that Emma, who attends school outside her neighborhood, did not have many friends.   By coming to the Club mom reports that Emma has flourished socially – she now has a large circle of friends and is frequently invited for play dates and sleepovers. She gets much-needed supervision doing her homework during Power Hour. She has discovered talents for swimming, gymnastics and boating, which has raised her self-confidence. She has also had the opportunity to participate in the Junior Youth Leader program, which has helped her learn work skills and develop more responsibility.


Early Education & Care

The Arlington Boys & Girls Club’s Early Education & School Age Care programs are designed to enrich the social,emotional, physical and intellectual development children. The programs are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and provide an environment in which children can develop skills to help them succeed academically and socially. ABC Preschool serves 80 children ages 2.9 to 5 years. With a focus placed upon learning through play, the curriculum allows the children to develop skills that will help them succeed in school. The Afterschool program serves children in grades kindergarten to five. This program provides care for children during the non school hours and provides a safe place for children to grow and learn.   Activities designed to promote academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles are included  in the daily program. 


Budget  --
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Children who participate in the Child care programs are provided a nurturing, active, and challenging environment that encourages them to develop curiosity, active learning, values, problem solving, and a positive self-image. 

Program Long-Term Success 

Children will learn  to be life long learners, to develop friendships and to acquire skills that will help them prepare for the future.


Program Success Monitored By 

Progress reports are prepared for all children enrolled in these programs. Parent teacher meetings are scheduled as needed.



Examples of Program Success 
ABC Preschool opened its doors at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club in 1981 with 20 children and one classroom.  The school has grown and can now accommodate 80 children in four classroom.  The program is designed to provide an environment where children ages 2.9 to 5 learn  basic and fundamental skills that will help them grow socially and succeed in school.  The Arlington Boys & Girls Club is committed to serving all children and provides financial assistance where needed. 

Leadership & Character Development

Youth ages 10 to 17 have an opportunity to take part in programs designed to develop interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and a sense of community. Programs provide activities designed to help youth acquire knowledge needed to graduate from high school and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. It affords teens an opportunity to become leaders and to gain work experience. The Junior Leaders Club is a small group leadership program for youth ages 10 to 12. Club staff provides direction designed to help participants learn to work together at the Club and in the community. The Youth Leader program gives members ages12 to 14  a chance to serve as assistants in programs, allowing them to become familiar with a work environment while learning job skills such as leadership, responsibility and working with others. Career Launch prepares teens ages 14 to 17 for the working world. Teens explore careers and make sound educational choices while working at the Club.

Budget  --
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Participants will learn job skills, gain work experience and develop interpersonal and leadership skill while exploring options for post secondary education and careers.

Program Long-Term Success 

Participants will make sound educational and career choices after graduating high school.

Program Success Monitored By 
Self Evaluations
Performance Evaluations
Examples of Program Success 

Courteney, who resides in Malden, became a member in 2010.  Her bubbling personality and willingness to help others led her to join the Youth Leaders program where her talents have evolved. Her artistic side was exposed through her interest in arts & crafts, along with her love of cooking. During the summer of 2014, she played a key role in a new program designed to provide school lunch during the summer months. Courteney worked in the kitchen each morning preparing breakfast, bag lunches, and healthy snacks for our members, also known as her friends.  Courteney has continued to come to the Club this fall although it requires one way travel by two buses and a train each Saturday.  She   continues to help out with classes and has taken on a new role as greeter at the front desk. Her experience at the Club has led Courteney explore the possibility of pursuing education and a career in culinary arts after she graduates.

Project Learn

Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people by providing members an opportunity to expand and strengthen academic skills while at the Club. The strategy is based upon research that students do much better in school when they spend their out of school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial activities. Through Project Learn,  staff use all areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for  high yield learning activities which include reading and writing, discussions with knowledgeable adults, homework help, tutoring STEM education and activities that develop cognitive skills.   Evidenced based programs developed by the Boys & Girls Club of America such as Power Hour, a homework support program; Club Tech, a technology training program ; and Diplomas 2 Degrees, a college and post secondary readiness program; are used to encourage members to become self directed learners.
Budget  --
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Club members complete and turn in homework assignments
Club members engage in high yield learning activities while at the Club
Club members have fun learning
Club members become confident learners
Program Long-Term Success 
Club members graduate from  high school
Club members are proficient in the use of technology
Club members are motivated lifelong learners
Program Success Monitored By 
Attendance at Homework Help
Reports from parents and teachers
High school graduation rates
Skills Assessment
Examples of Program Success 

Jay and Alvin, who live with their mother, joined the Club as a result of a referral by a state agency. Throughout the summer the boys started to come out of their shells, by the end, their true personalities had shined through. Since school has started both kids are regular participants in the Power Hour program. They come in right after school and go directly to the Learning Center. There they are greeted by staff and volunteers who are eager to see what the days challenge entails. Both boys are consistently handing in homework assignments and scoring well on  tests.They have gained confidence and are eager to share with their peers the knowledge they have gained, whether it is sharing a history fact or spelling “Massachusetts, with a capital M.” After  homework is completed they scurry off to take part of  high yield learning activities, such as chess or a science project. They enjoy these exciting activities that encourage them to explore, develop, create and learn.


Sports, Fitness, and Healthy Lifestyles

The Club supports the development of healthy lifestyles for its members by encouraging members to learn healthy habits and become more physically active. By serving as positive role models, staff encourages Members ages 6 to 17 to take part in open swims and open gyms which are scheduled each day. Instructional programs in dance, sports, fitness and aquatics give members opportunities to learn healthy life skills. Team sports and social recreation programs help members strengthen interpersonal skills, positive behavior &  good character. Programs such as Triple Play, Smart Move , Boys Night Out and Smart Moves provide tools to help members make healthy choices. These programs, developed by the Boys & Girls Club of America, are small group health, fitness, prevention/education & self-esteem enhancement programs. Participants explore societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit and developing positive relationships with peers & adults.

Budget  --
Category  Recreation & Sports, General/Other Physical Fitness
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Members will have improved knowledge about nutrition and healthy habits, good nutrition

Members will increase the amount of time they are engaged in physical activities and exercise

Members will have increased positive interaction with all youth

Program Long-Term Success 

Members will make good nutritional choices

Members will make physical activity part of their daily routine

Members will develop healthy relationships with peers

Program Success Monitored By 

Pre test/post test, surveys, activity logs

Examples of Program Success 
Fitness and healthy lifestyles are the focus of Swim with Kim, a program for youth ages 7 to 13.  This  week long program  incorporates dry land and water exercise and instruction about good nutrition and healthy habits. Participants take part in activities designed to improve their personal fitness levels and eating habits. While playing, children learn that a game of tag  or making a whirl pool in the water helps make them more physically fit.  They have an opportunity to challenge themselves by trying new ways to exercise. Participants learn to shop for healthy food and then prepare healthy snacks that taste great. Parents have reported that while shopping they are amazed to see their children reading food labels and choosing healthy foods. This fun, interactive class is  where new friendships evolve along with healthy habits to last a lifetime.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. Derek F. Curran
CEO Term Start June 2011
CEO Email
CEO Experience --
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
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Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
Boys and Girls Clubs of America --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --



CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 14
Number of Part Time Staff 54
Number of Volunteers 500
Number of Contract Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % 93%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 68
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 68

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

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


Board Chair Mr. John G. Masci
Board Chair Company Affiliation Raphael & Raphael LLP
Board Chair Term June 2016 - June 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Angelo Black Community Volunteer Voting
Megan Bloch Community Volunteer Voting
Elizabeth A. Bowler Community Volunteer Voting
Daniel A. Brosnan Community Volunteer Voting
Robert Buckley Community Volunteer Voting
Robert A. Budding Community Volunteer Voting
Christine C. Carney Community Volunteer Voting
Eduarda Carreiro Community Volunteer Voting
Christopher Doyle Community Volunteer Voting
Maureen E. Duddy Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Kevin J. Fallon Community Volunteer Voting
Sean Garballey Community Volunteer Voting
Julie E. Hall Community Volunteer Voting
Chad Keefe Community Volunteer Voting
Paul Kent Community Volunteer Voting
Brendan Kiernan Community Volunteer Voting
John G. Masci Community Volunteer Voting
James O. Nicholson Community Volunteer Voting
Elisabeth Restrepo Community Volunteer Voting
Sandra Rudolph Community Volunteer Voting
Joanna Shannon Community Volunteer Voting
Jennifer Tripp Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 21
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 10
Male: 11
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 85%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



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 $2,248,297 $2,351,096 $2,305,865
Total Expenses $2,179,026 $2,337,629 $2,375,489

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $185,565 $254,957 $109,770
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $39,850 $44,933 $1,619,315
Investment Income, Net of Losses $22,496 $123,760 $281,752
Membership Dues $1,770,696 $1,664,850 $105,319
Special Events $198,100 $215,630 $138,999
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $31,588 $46,967 $50,710

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $1,779,964 $1,821,779 $2,043,251
Administration Expense $296,796 $331,728 $301,893
Fundraising Expense $102,266 $184,122 $30,345
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.03 1.01 0.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses 82% 78% 86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 27% 39% 12%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $3,670,055 $3,648,894 $3,621,088
Current Assets $770,853 $675,872 $662,593
Long-Term Liabilities $113,252 $131,913 $150,517
Current Liabilities $50,327 $79,774 $46,831
Total Net Assets $3,506,476 $3,437,207 $3,423,740

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
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? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 15.32 8.47 14.15

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 3% 4% 4%

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 and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.  Total revenue, total expenses, and net assets were adjusted to reconcile with the items listed in the audit.


Other Documents

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