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The BASE (Boston Astros Baseball Club Incorporated)

 11 Walnut Park
 Roxbury, MA 02119
[P] (617) 442-7700
[F] (617) 442-7711
www.thebase.org
[email protected]
Mechilia Salazar
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INCORPORATED: 2013
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EIN 46-1856641

LAST UPDATED: 05/08/2018
Organization DBA The BASE
Former Names The Boston Astros Baseball Club (2013)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

 

The BASE seeks to rewrite the narrative for black and Latino youth by shifting mindsets and re-imagining pathways to success for urban youth.

The BASE combines best-in-class athletic training and competition with empowering education, health and career resources and opportunities within a distinctive, high expectations culture to ensure that all urban youth are equipped with the skills, tools and support needed not only to graduate high school but also to enroll, persist and succeed in college or career training programs that lead to quality employment.

Mission Statement

 

The BASE seeks to rewrite the narrative for black and Latino youth by shifting mindsets and re-imagining pathways to success for urban youth.

The BASE combines best-in-class athletic training and competition with empowering education, health and career resources and opportunities within a distinctive, high expectations culture to ensure that all urban youth are equipped with the skills, tools and support needed not only to graduate high school but also to enroll, persist and succeed in college or career training programs that lead to quality employment.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $2,442,500.00
Projected Expense $2,216,250.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Academic Institute
  • Baseball/Softball Academy
  • Training Center

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Overview

Mission Statement

 

The BASE seeks to rewrite the narrative for black and Latino youth by shifting mindsets and re-imagining pathways to success for urban youth.

The BASE combines best-in-class athletic training and competition with empowering education, health and career resources and opportunities within a distinctive, high expectations culture to ensure that all urban youth are equipped with the skills, tools and support needed not only to graduate high school but also to enroll, persist and succeed in college or career training programs that lead to quality employment.


Background Statement

Founded in 2013 by nationally recognized community leader Robert Lewis, Jr., The BASE builds on 30+ years of learning and success through the Boston Astros urban youth baseball program. Mr. Lewis and Boston Police Officer Jose Ruiz established the Astros in the 1970s to provide youth in the Villa Victoria public housing development in Boston’s South End with meaningful opportunities to engage in healthy competition, athletic activity and community building – and to avoid all too prevalent violence.


With the belief that “Excellence is the New Minimum,” The BASE extends the Astros’ foundation in pursuit of the broader mission of shifting the paradigm and eliminating the negative stigmas, preconceptions and achievement gaps that persist for black and Latino youth., by providing the love, inspiration and environment needed for success in education and in life. The BASE is a reminder that despite prevailing negative narratives, their circumstances do not define their success. In fact, The BASE helps black and Latino youth recognize that the skills many of them apply each day to simply navigate their lives filled with uncertainty, are indeed valuable, entrepreneurial skills that can be leveraged as an asset. Youth internalize the culture and pass it along to newcomers, without manuals or contracts to sign; it is a lived experience self-managed by BASE student athletes. The following 3 components are combined holistically and collaboratively to help achieve our mission:

  • Baseball Academy. The BASE offers best-in-class, year-round training, conditioning and competition, using sports as a powerful vehicle that teaches important values and skills (e.g. teamwork, resiliency, self-awareness, respect). Players participate in the local BASE HITZ League, statewide, regional and national tournaments, and college showcases at no cost, but each must "Earn Their Spot" through commitment, dedication and hard work, both on the field and in academics.
  • Academic Institute. The BASE provides education resources and opportunities designed to support youth through high school graduation to and through college or career training. The BASE also strives to provide meaningful, year-round employment and career exploration activities (including internships) for our young people.
  • Training Academy. The BASE provides training to coaches & players in positive youth development, NCAA regulations, social media, and health & wellness, as well as access to health screenings and physicals.

Impact Statement

2016 Season by the Numbers
  • 850 boys and girls participated in our programs
  • 62 student athletes matriculated into college and career programs—134 in 4 years!
  • $10 million in academic scholarships—$30 million in 3 years!
  • 2,500 students/families attended our College + Career Fairs 
  • Launched BASE Freshman Year College Program in partnership with the Urban College of Boston with 12 students earning college credits onsite
  • 200+ players on teams from Chicago, Westchester Bay, NY, Brooklyn NY, and Greater Boston participated in the Boston Urban Baseball Classic
  • Welcomed 5 national players to The BASE Family: MLB, Lids, New Balance, Coca-Cola and Franklin Sports

In 2017, The BASE aims to achieve the following goals:

  1. Enroll 700 student athletes through The BASE's teams, leagues, tournaments and skills/conditioning sessions, and reach another 500 student athletes through partner leagues and schools.
  2. Ensure that 60 current seniors enroll in college in Fall 2017, and enroll a new cohort of 75+ seniors and 75+ juniors in The BASE's Academic and Career Program.
  3. Connect 50 student athletes to high quality summer jobs through The BASE's corporate and other partners.
  4. Provide highest quality training for 50 coaches of The BASE's Astros and HITZ League teams, and for 50 coaches of partner leagues and schools.
  5. Complete Phase I of the renovations to The BASE's Club House to support our ability to serve more student athletes.
  6. Raise $2.2M to support The BASE operations.
  7. Explore the potential to spread The BASE to locations outside of Boston.

Needs Statement

In Boston and across the country, the statistics are bleak for urban youth, particularly black and Latino boys. Boston high school graduation rates are only 55% and 51% respectively for black and Latino males, compared to 71% for white males. Unemployment rates for 16-24 year olds are 37% for black males and 27% for Latino males, while only 9% for white males. And, college graduation rates are: 37% black, 27% Latino and 47% white.

The BASE is working to change these statistics and close the achievement gap for Boston’s black and Latino youth by giving the tools and support needed for academic success and college or job training matriculation. We believe that doing so is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, violence and hopelessness that plagues urban communities.

Our Key Goals

  • Build a ‘Winning Game Plan for Life’ for 100% of our Student Athletes
  • Achieve a 90% high school graduation rate or HiSET certification
  • Send 80%+ Student Athletes to college or job certification programs
  • Ensure 60%+ Student Athletes graduate from a job certification or 2 or 4-year college

At the core of The BASE is a culture that with belief, love and hope, you can – if you belief you can, you can. We create environment where "Excellence in the New Minimum.” Our $15M fundraising campaign for 2015-2018 will provide the resources and capacity to expose this methodology to more urban youth, thus creating new norms and shifting the paradigm of urban communities to one that highlights successes and focuses on access and opportunity.


CEO Statement

Children don't simply evolve. They are shaped by those who raise, love, mentor and educate them. Nothing is more satisfying than witnessing the metamorphosis of a young person - watching them achieve dreams they never knew were possible - as they successfully break a cycle of hopelessness which might have once been the only pathway in their lives.
 
A crisis is unfolding in Boston among black and Latino males, as four year public high school graduation rates are just 51% and 55 % respectively. Social and educational indicators all reach the same conclusion: in Boston, as well as cities across the U.S., black and Latino boys are increasingly falling behind their female, Asian and white peers. Studies have shown that sports engagement can dramatically reverse these trends and reduce disparities, helping young men reach their highest potential. 
 
The passion for transforming young people in the neighborhood is what started The Boston Astros 34 years ago - and what continues to drive us today.  Since launching The BASE, thanks to the countless amounts of time, love, dedication and support from coaches, staff, families, donors and friends, The Boston Astros has transformed the lives of over 8,000 children. By providing our youth with opportunities to engage in healthy competition and athletics, the Astros has become a nationally-recognized, elite youth baseball team and model for successful community programs.
 
The BASE was founded to take this winning formula off the field and provide our student athletes with the best in support and resources for academic and life success.  We believe that children meet the expectations that are set for them.  Therefore everyone - students, coaches and our staff - is expected to put forth their personal best, each and every day.  Together we can change the paradigm of urban youth in our communities and throughout the country. 
 
Robert Lewis, Jr.
Founder & President 

Board Chair Statement

As the inaugural board chair of The Base, I am very pleased to write this statement. The issue of providing resources, mentorship, and support for Black and Brown boys is a national matter that needs to be addressed community by community. Personally, as an African American male I have been and continue to be steadfastly committed to leveraging human and capital resources to improve the quality of lives for these young men locally and nationally. Robert Lewis Jr., through his work with the Boston Astros and previous work throughout his career on creating solutions on issues of violence with these young men by providing them opportunities to engage is exemplary. Most notable is his work while at the Boston Foundation of two important initiatives: StreetSafe Boston and CHAMPs Boston.

As Robert was building this organization, he contacted me to consider being his board chair. I have been recruited by Robert to serve on his boards when he was trying to implement change or create new strategic direction for the organization. Most notable was City Year Boston and The National Conference for Community and Justice. In addition, I have served on several committees at the Boston Foundation and The Boston Community Centers during his tenure. I agreed to serve as board chair because I strongly believe that this model of leveraging sports as a vehicle to engage youth in a positive, rigorous, passionate and success-driven environment is the model of the future that has and will yield real impact and results.

The BASE has had several successes early on including, but not limited to the: establishment as a 501c3; being selected by Harvard’s Hamilton Institute as a research initiative; commitment of colleges and universities; recruiting of very experienced volunteers and sponsors; and the identification, development of the headquarters which will house the state of the are indoor training and education facility. The next step of building a sustainable organization that has scale and real impact is to establish the government and leadership structure to work with Robert to lead the organization. This is a challenge to any organization, particularly with a new one. We have worked diligently and directly to identify the criteria of the inaugural board, contact these prospects directly, and state clearly the mission of this organization. I am very pleased to note the already committed board members and executive team including the Vice chair, Aixa Beauchamp, Bennie Wiley, Alan Khazi, and other very committed members (see list). We will begin to establish the strategic plan and goals for the BASE, impact metrics, and programs that will assist us in achieving and managing our initiatives. In addition, we will work with Robert to build the internal organization to implement and execute program delivery.

Moreover, one of the challenges for any organization (for–profit or non-profit) is raising operating funds to implement and deliver the services promised to the youth and stakeholders of this new program. This will be one of our key initiatives as a board in support of Robert and his team. We know that operational excellence and program success are keys to all potential funders. We will draw on the vast amount of experience of our board, strategic partners, along with Robert and his team to execute to mitigate the concerns of creating a new model. In fact, part of our initial board planning is beginning the process of building a sustainable new scalable program. We will begin with a strategic plan that includes partnerships with key private, foundation, and public entities. Key to this is that Robert and his team, through his work with the Astros, has served over 8,000 boys and girls on more than 600 teams. The on and off-field success of these young men and women created the foundation of The BASE. As a board, we do not need to reinvent the model but rather provide the infrastructure, leadership, and support to govern this organization and achieve the desired results.

Ronald L. Walker, II

Board Chair, The BASE

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 
 
 

Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
The BASE directly serves youth primarily from the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan through targeted academic and athletic support and programming. The BASE also indirectly impacts Greater Boston urban youth through urban baseball leagues, CHAMPS training (positive youth development training for coaches, parents and youth), and college fairs and showcases.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Recreation & Sports - Baseball & Softball
  3. Education - Educational Services

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

Under Development

Programs

Academic Institute

The BASE provides academic support and programs for college and career readiness to ensure student athletes are able to fulfill their “Winning Game Plan for Life.” The Academic Institute provides a seamless network of comprehensive resources and supports that include:

  • Academic tutoring, SAT and test preparation;
  • College tours, college fairs, college and career counseling;
  • Financial aid & college application counseling;
  • Free college courses that simultaneously meet high school graduation requirements; 
  • Over $25 million in college scholarships from college partners;
  • Scholarships for out-of-pocket expenses such as books; and,
  • Professional and career development series that will give participants direct exposure to professionals and a variety of career fields they may not have considered. 
Budget  $750,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served At-Risk Populations Blacks, African Heritage Latin America & the Caribbean
Program Short-Term Success 
• Build a ‘Winning Game Plan for Life’ for 100% of our Student Athletes
• Achieve a 90% high school graduation rate or HiSET certification
• Send 80%+ Student Athletes to college or job certification programs
• Ensure 60%+ Student Athletes graduate from a job certification or 2 or 4-year college
Program Long-Term Success  We will help youth find success beyond the baseball field, transforming their lives through opportunity, training and encouragement to reach their fullest potential. The goal is to develop our student-athletes into engaged citizens who enrich our community, and to change the paradigm of urban youth to one of access and opportunity.
Program Success Monitored By  The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute will be working with The BASE to develop research and evaluation systems.
Examples of Program Success  In 2013 & 2014, 37 of 40 eligible high school seniors graduated and matriculated to college (the majority on scholarships), 3 others attended job training. As stated by Hugo Mateo, one of our student athletes and a senior at Madison Park High School, “My dream is to break the pattern of my family and just go to college.”  And, Brian Bicknell, Dean of Academics
Ben Franklin Institute stated, “Both of our organizations believe in education, empowerment, and creating a better Boston.”

Baseball/Softball Academy

The BASE was founded from the methodology of The Boston Astros 35 years of success on the field and to date has trained 8,000+ youth from Greater Boston.  Programs include:

  • The BASE Hitz League, over 600 youth from neighborhoods including Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, Malden, Lowell, Lawrence participate in these summer and fall urban leagues;
  • Local and National Baseball Travel teams for over 150 urban youth compete in Regional and National tournaments;
  • G.L.A.M (Girls Leadership Academic & Mentoring) uses the power and passion of softball to teach young women the necessary disciplines to live a healthy, active and successful life - over 70 girls, from BPS, Metco and Charter programs receive quality softball training and access to Academic Institute; and,  
  • Free winter baseball and softball training and conditioning.
Budget  $225,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Citizenship
Population Served At-Risk Populations Blacks, African Heritage Latin America & the Caribbean
Program Short-Term Success  The Baseball Academy will improve our community by providing important opportunities for urban youth to experience baseball as a powerful vehicle that teaches values and life skills such as the importance of teamwork, motivation, resiliency, good sportsmanship and respect both on and off the playing field. We will help youth find success beyond the baseball field, transforming their lives through opportunity, training, encouragement and outstanding baseball and education programming to reach their fullest potential. The goal is to develop our student-athletes into engaged citizens who enrich our community, and change the paradigm of urban youth and communities.
Program Long-Term Success  We will help youth find success beyond the baseball field, transforming their lives through opportunity, training, encouragement and outstanding baseball and education programming to reach their fullest potential. And, we are changing the paradigm that <1% of urban teams participate in top tier national tournaments or college showcases.
Program Success Monitored By  Competition in four or more National tournaments annually.  Growth and expansion of urban baseball and of The BASE model to 4-5 cities.
Examples of Program Success 
2013 and 2010 Triple Crown Sports US National Champions (the only urban team to win).  And, 2012 Triple Crown Sport "Team of the Year" (selected out of 40,000 teams). 

“This is, hands down, the best urban baseball in America," Peter Gammons, Sportswriter, Baseball Hall of Fame


Training Center

The BASE’s uses a proven training methodology to educate and impact every influencer in a child’s life, ensuring that our young athletes are surrounded by caregivers and coaches who have the skills and knowledge to help each child succeed. Training is provided to The BASE coaches, parents and student athletes, as well as sports programs throughout Greater Boston. 

  • CHAMPS (Coaches Helping Athletes through Mentoring and Positive Sports) annually trains more than 500 coaches and 7,500 young athletes from youth sports programs across Greater Boston on positive youth development, values-based training;
  • NCAA and social media training for student athletes and coaches; and.,
  • Boston Children’s Hospital’s The Micheli Center has partnered with The BASE to provide student athletes with sport medicine and physical therapy.
Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served At-Risk Populations Blacks, African Heritage Latin America & the Caribbean
Program Short-Term Success  To date over 5,000 volunteer coaches reaching over 75,000 youth have been trained.
Program Long-Term Success  By providing training to youth sports coaches, educators, parents and young athletes themselves, throughout Greater Boston, with an unprecedented depth and breadth of training, it creates a positive environment where youth are supported to reach their fullest potential. Our commitment is to attract best practices in all aspects of training for positive youth development. In order to facilitate this, we will also conduct regular conferences and think tanks that will draw not only local youth development professionals but league commissioners, community leaders and educators from across the country.  By working towards creating an environment where if you believe you can, you can, we are changing the paradigm of urban youth and their potential for success.
Program Success Monitored By  To be developed
Examples of Program Success  Tenacity, The City of Cambridge and Boston Public Schools have chosen The BASE to train their staff and volunteers.  And as stated by Steven Guerrero, The BASE Student Athlete and Boston College student, “The BASE has influenced me in many ways. It has shaped me to be a leader and grow as a person, not only on the field but outside the field … I am beating the odds,”

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Robert Lewis Jr.
CEO Term Start Jan 2013
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Robert Lewis, Jr. is a seasoned civic, community and non-profit leader who has dedicated his life and work to making a difference in his hometown, the city of Boston. Known as a bridge-builder between Boston’s diverse business, civic and public sectors, Robert has deep experience with grassroots, community-based organizations throughout Greater Boston.  He has held important roles including: Executive Director of the Boston Centers for Youth &Families under former Mayor Thomas M. Menino; President and Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ); Senior Vice President of City Year’s national operations and Executive Director of City Year Boston; Director of Community Initiatives for the Boston Housing Authority; and founder and first Director of the Streetworkers Program for the Boston Community Centers under former Mayor Raymond Flynn. Most recently Robert was Vice President for Program at The Boston Foundation where he directed the distribution of $16 million+ in discretionary grants and created a new grantmaking framework that included dramatic improvements in education and health attainment, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, robust arts and cultural opportunities, and a regional economy that enables everyone to thrive.

Robert is also the chief architect of two important initiatives during his tenure at The Boston Foundation: StreetSafe Boston which has a mission of dramatically reducing gun violence in the city by working directly with known offenders in the neighborhoods most affected by street-level violence; and CHAMPS Boston which promotes positive youth development through sports by training coaches, providing donated sports equipment and uniforms, refurbishing fields and investing in youth sports programs throughout the city.

He is a highly sought after public speaker, facilitator and spokesperson on the topic of urban issues and opportunities. He has been a keynote speaker at the Grantmakers in Health (GIH) National Conference, Delaware Valley Grantmakers, Department of Justice (DOJ), Urban League, and colleges and universities throughout the country. He has worked collaboratively with government and civic leaders in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He currently consults with a number of foundations and non-profits including California Wellness Foundation, Delaware Valley Grantmakers, Boston Rising, Stoneleigh Foundation and the Minister of Defense of Bermuda, offering leadership, critical and strategic thinking on urban youth development. Robert also advised Prime Minister David Cameron during the tumultuous riots in the United Kingdom in 2011.

Robert has been profiled in 10 Who Mentor, authored by Denise Korn and Men Who Dare, authored by the late Katherine Martin.

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Jeff Paquette Chief Operating Officer/Chief Finance Officer Jeff is a seasoned leader of philanthropic and non-profit organizations in the United States and internationally. He has served in grassroots community-based organizations and nationally scaling enterprises, collaborating with founders/principals, boards, colleagues, and partners to translate ambitious visions into effective, high-performing enterprises. Jeff brings extensive experience working with individual donors, family and community foundations, and best-in-class social sector organizations. He has worked to extend reach and deepen impact across a range of issues, including education, youth development, voluntary national service, affordable housing/community development, economic mobility, health and wellness, and nonprofit capacity building
Mechilia Salazar Chief Development Officer

Mechilia is a seasoned leader in nonprofits and youth development. Mechilia has lead a multi-city nonprofit, resurrecting the organization from the brink of insolvency and transforming it into a highly respected operation. During a historic recession, Mechilia increased individual and foundation giving to the organization by 200-500% per year, restored policies and systems, developed a new team of staff and board, and brought the organization to a significantly higher level of impact to advance its mission. Mechilia is also an experienced nonprofit mentor and coach to rising leaders.

Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

The BASE draws upon the expertise of leading non-profit, academic, business and community organizations in Greater Boston and across the country to provide a wide range of resources, tools and expertise for our student athletes without the need for a large infrastructure and staffing model.  Collaboration is at the core of our approach to programming. Our strategic partners provide a variety of resources, services and volunteers for our programs. They include: Children's Hospital of Boston, American Student Assistance Program, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Public Schools, Positive Coaching Alliance, College Bound Dorchester, Whittier Street Health Center, The Dimock Center, Elmwood Sports, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Straighterline, Inc., and WilmerHale. Our college partners include: Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Assumption College, Endicott College, College of St. Joseph's of Vermont, Simmons College, Fisher College, Franklin Pierce University, Fisher College Green Mountain College, New England College and Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 90%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 6
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 9
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. John Cook
Board Chair Company Affiliation UBS
Board Chair Term Jan 2016 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Aixa Beauchamp Beauchamp and Associates Voting
F. Dan Burger Ripkin Baseball, Inc. Voting
Keith Carroll Mintz Levin Voting
Christopher Collins First Atlantic Capital, LLC Voting
John Cook UBS Voting
Paul Francisco State Street Corporation Voting
Alan Khazei Be the Change, Inc. Voting
Cheryl Kiser Babson College Voting
Matthew LeBretton New Balance Voting
Danny Levy Massport Voting
Robert Lewis Jr. The BASE Voting
Elaine Mann The Baupost Group Voting
Nimit Patel Sony Corporation of America Voting
Wendell C. Taylor WilmerHale 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

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

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Financials


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 $1,699,404 $1,429,423 $1,134,700
Total Expenses $1,519,653 $1,546,237 $991,595

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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Individual Contributions $1,315,467 $1,044,209 $875,643
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- $2,297
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $382,597 $372,433 $256,760
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Other $1,340 $12,781 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,168,499 $1,155,830 $799,889
Administration Expense $259,798 $308,903 $181,424
Fundraising Expense $91,356 $81,504 $10,282
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.12 0.92 1.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses 77% 75% 81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 5% 6% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $390,669 $361,625 $332,504
Current Assets $264,972 $218,611 $174,504
Long-Term Liabilities -- $150,000 $0
Current Liabilities $62,074 $62,781 $66,846
Total Net Assets $328,595 $148,844 $265,658

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
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Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Expand usable program space to accommodate growing demand by youth. Renovations will include safety equipment and technology.
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $250,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 4.27 3.48 2.61

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 41% 0%

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. The fiscal year 2017 IRS Form 990 file and audited financial file posted above each cover a six month period (January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017) due to a change in fiscal year from a calendar year to a July 1 - June 30 fiscal year. As such, this six month data is not included in the charts and graphs above. 

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