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Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville (Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County Inc.)

 11 Salem Street, Suite 15
 Medford, MA 02155
[P] (781) 391-5958
[F] (781) 391-1711
www.bgcms.org
[email protected]
Lindsay Smythe
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INCORPORATED: 1971
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 23-7072768

LAST UPDATED: 05/30/2017
Organization DBA Boys & Girls Clubs of Somerville
Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $946,344.00
Projected Expense $1,026,916.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Medford Boys & Girls Club
  • Somerville-Healey Boys & Girls Club

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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


Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Background Statement

We were founded in 1973 as the “Somerville Boys Club”. In the years following, we began serving girls, changed locations, expanded to neighboring communities, and went by different names. For the past 21 years, we were the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County. In 2015, we made re-focused on serving only Medford and Somerville, and in Fall 2016, we became the Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville.

We operate Boys & Girls Clubs in Medford and Somerville, reaching 350 youth aged 6-18 annually through our afterschool and summer programs. Trained youth development professionals provide structured programs and activities to youth in the areas of Character and Leadership; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; the Arts; Technology; and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation.

Club membership dues are only $30 per child, per school year to ensure that the program is accessible and affordable for all families, regardless of their circumstances. Because Clubs are not fee or voucher-based, they reach families that would not be served elsewhere.

The Clubs serve primarily low- income youth: 80% receive free or reduced-price lunch, a primary indicator of low-income status. In addition, more than half of all members and their families: live in public or low-income housing (51%) and/or are single-parent, female-headed households (57%).

The Clubs serve primarily youth of color: 24% African American, 23% Hispanic, 19% Other, 18% Caucasian, 9% Multiracial, and 7% Asian. Many youth are first-generation Americans and 42% of members speak English as a second language or speak another language at home.

 


Impact Statement

We had a very impactful year in 2016:

  • We successfully transitioned from a four-Club operation to a two-Club operation, now serving only Medford and Somerville, ensuring the long-term financial stability and viability of the organization. As a result, our financials have improved, Club staff are less strained, and Club programs have improved in depth and quality.
  • Our Board of Directors went through a major overhaul, increasing the Board’s depth and breadth of expertise and commitment to the mission. As a result of these new members, the Board is energized, focused, and strong.
  • We executed our most successful fundraiser to date – our 2016 Inspiration Celebration raised over $70,000.

Our goals for the coming year include the following:

  • Continue an intensive period of board growth and development, recruiting individuals that live and/or work in our service area and are committed to the mission of our Clubs.
  • Implement a true private development/philanthropy program to build a base of individual, business and major gift support after a long period of reliance on grants.
  • Evaluate our brand/identity and awareness in Medford and Somerville and develop/implement a strategic marketing and communications effort.

Needs Statement

Unrestricted general operating funds is our greatest need, enabling us to meet and sustain our mission. Youth attend the Clubs for only $30 in membership dues per year, which allows us to reach the children most in need, but also requires that we find sustainable and significant support from individuals, businesses, and foundations in the community.

We are committed to raising and leveraging private dollars to subsidize almost the entire cost of operation and services. While other programs pass their costs along to participants, we are committed to staying affordable to all.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement


 

Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA

We serve the communities of Medford and Somerville.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Yes

Programs

Medford Boys & Girls Club

The Medford Club is located in the City’s center, adjacent to the neediest neighborhoods and within walking distance to the public housing complexes. Club membership demographics, specifically the income and ethnic breakdown, are disproportionate to the City Census data, statistics, which suggests a limited need. The Club serves a critical role for the community’s growing immigrant population, many who from Brazil and Haiti.

The Medford Club has been serving youth since 2001; today its afterschool and summer programs reach over 250 youth aged 6-18 annually.

Budget  --
Category  Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
  • 63% of youth say they feel safe at the Club.
  • 57% of youth say they could turn to Club staff in a crisis.
  • 59% of youth say Club staff want them to do their best.
  • 47% say that Club staff notice when they do a good job.
Program Long-Term Success 

Club staff work to assure that success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Program Success Monitored By 

We are part of a statewide collaboration and integrated data system of Boys & Girls Clubs using Efforts to Outcomes software (ETO) by Social Solutions to manage member and program data.

Every year our Club members participate in the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) Survey, an annual the Boys & Girls Clubs of America survey that measures elements of Club members’ experiences and behavior inside and outside the Club in the areas of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.

Examples of Program Success 

Being at the Boys & Girls Club has changed me in a positive way. I used to be the kid who talked back and thought I knew everything. Looking back the staff had a choice to give up on me and let me do what I want, but they didn't. They have pushed me to be the best I could be when others just expected the worst of me.

If I didn't go the Boys & Girls Club when I was younger I would never be in the stage that I am in life right now. If I didn't go I probably wouldn't have done good in school and get the grades I'm getting now, and if I didn't get good grades I wouldn't be able to play sports. If I didn't play sports I wouldn't have received scholarships to play football and learn at a College Preparatory School.

- Dashley, age 14, BGCMS Youth of the Year 2017

Somerville-Healey Boys & Girls Club

The Somerville-Healey Club is located inside the Arthur D. Healey School, a Title I K-8 school. The Club serves low-income students from the Healey School, many who live in the nearby public housing developments. In East Somerville where the school is located, the need is much greater than the rest of the city; many immigrant families from Brazil and El Salvador live in the neighborhood.

The Somerville-Healey Club has been serving youth since 1996; today, its afterschool programs reach over 100 youth aged 6-14 annually.

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Category  Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
80% of youth say they feel safe at the Club.
72% of youth say they could turn to Club staff in a crisis.
76% of youth say Club staff want them to do their best
60% of youth say that Club staff notice when they do a good job.
Program Long-Term Success 

Club staff work to assure that success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Program Success Monitored By 

We are part of a statewide collaboration and integrated data system of Boys & Girls Clubs using Efforts to Outcomes software (ETO) by Social Solutions to manage member and program data.

Every year our Club members participate in the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) Survey, an annual the Boys & Girls Clubs of America survey that measures elements of Club members’ experiences and behavior inside and outside the Club in the areas of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.

Examples of Program Success 

“The Boys & Girls Club has both challenged and supported me to be the best there can be. Being a member for the past 7 years has helped me stand up for what I believe in. It has convinced me to be a leader and help kids that are younger than me, so that they learn to be a leader and stand up for themselves as well. The Boys & Girls Club has also made me smarter. It has made my life clearer to me and taught me how to help myself along the way. I have no doubt that I’ve got what it takes and that my great future has started here.”

- Shreeva, age 12, BGCMS Junior Youth of the Year 2017
 


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lindsay Smythe
CEO Term Start Jan 2013
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Lindsay Smythe, Executive Director, joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County in January 2013. Ms. Smythe has over 17 years of experience in nonprofit development, administration and management. She has a proven track record in institutional funding, donor and community relations, program management and non-profit best practices. Her background includes work in education, the arts, youth mentoring, and individuals and families impacted by crime and incarceration. She has extensive experience fostering, funding and leading collaborations, including large-scale, outcomes-driven projects aimed at creating community model programs and helping families access them. Ms. Smythe’s career spanned 10 years on the North Shore, as well five years in the urban centers of Southern Connecticut. She is personally and professionally committed to mentoring and the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs movement. Lindsay received her Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Sociology.

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

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Lorita Williams Interim Executive Director May 2012 Jan 2013
Ms. Mechilia Eng-Salazar Nov 2006 May 2012

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Medford Non Profit of the Year Medford Chamber of Commerce 2017
Executive of the Year - Lindsay Smythe Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals Yankee Chapter 2016

Affiliations

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
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Collaborations


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 8
Number of Part Time Staff 7
Number of Volunteers 148
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 73%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
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

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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 Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Steven D'Agati
Board Chair Company Affiliation Fidelity Investments
Board Chair Term July 2015 - June 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Brian Almendinger CFGI Voting
Neal Chansky Community Volunteer Voting
Steven Clancy CB Richard Ellis Voting
Steven M. D’Agati Fidelity Investments Voting
Carol de Magistris Everett Public Schools Voting
John DiModica Sustainable Real Estate Solutions Voting
Anthony Dotson BellMark Partners, LLC Voting
Pete Halberstadt Cambridge Trust Company Voting
Steve Hirt pwc Voting
Edith Kwok MA Executive Office of Education Voting
Rochelle Levy J.P. Morgan Chase Voting
Simonne Morin Keurig Voting
John Murphy Members Plus Credit Union Voting
Kerry Murphy Fish and Richardson, P.C. Voting
Thomas O'Connor Sandler O'Neill and Partners Voting
Ms. Malinda Reagan Brookline Bank Voting
Ryan Rucki Torres, Scammon & Day, LLP Voting
Christine Scarafoni Century Bank Voting
Sterling Shury Harvard University Voting
Christopher Treanor Hawkins Point Partners 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
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 18
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 13
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 94%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $433,920 $415,152 $495,614
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $83,869 $291,347 $190,073
Investment Income, Net of Losses $7,534 $-7,961 $95,757
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $177,523 $142,804 $96,860
Revenue In-Kind $203,968 $352,852 $367,449
Other $3,926 $16,747 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $679,129 $1,024,821 $1,023,759
Administration Expense $206,042 $216,305 $236,287
Fundraising Expense $143,941 $181,132 $162,498
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.88 0.85 0.88
Program Expense/Total Expenses 66% 72% 72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 24% 32% 27%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $479,845 $596,149 $773,032
Current Assets $421,571 $247,777 $215,029
Long-Term Liabilities $20,806 -- $0
Current Liabilities $46,480 $65,218 $30,784
Total Net Assets $412,559 $530,931 $742,248

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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

Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 3.00

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 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 9.07 3.80 6.99

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 4% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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