Boys and Girls Club of Stamford (Stamford, CT)

Name

  • Name:Mr. Ken Salem
  • Title:Director of Grantwriting

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys and Girls Club of Stamford
  • Address:347 Stillwater Avenue
    Stamford, CT 06902
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:2033240594
  • Main fax:2033242300

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Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is to enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.We provide our youth with a safe and supportive environment in which to learn, grow and develop positive relationships with peers and caring professionals. The Boys & Girls Club reaches out to children in need in an effort to help them become positive and contributing members of their community. It is our vision that as our members progress successfully through their Boys & Girls Club years, that they realize the effort that was made on their behalf and give back to their community in similar ways.

  • Overview:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford provides a comprehensive program schedule designed to meet the numerous and challenging needs of our at-risk youth. Our professional staff designs over 40 innovative programs that cover five core areas – Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, The Arts, Health & Life Skills, and Sports and Recreation. Educational enrichment has a strong focus and occurs weekdays from 2:00pm-8:00PM, with Saturday Academy tutorial services running from 10 am – 12 noon. Activities from the other four core program areas operate throughout the week until approximately 9 pm. These programs include Immersion Learning Science, Smart Girls, Keystone Club, Fine Arts, Ballroom Dance, Latin Dance, Web Design, Robotics, Money Matters, Career Launch, Computer Lab, Cal Ripken Healthy Children/Healthy Choices, Cooking, Goals for Graduation, 5th Quarter Basketball, Flag Football and Summer Day Camp, to name a few. Ongoing special events focus on youth leadership, social concerns and family fun. Parental and community involvement is encouraged and facilitated throughout the year. We align our programming with our national affiliate, The Boys & Girls Club of America. Following their national initiative, Formula For Impact, , we focus our program outcomes on academic success, good character and citizenship and living a healthy lifestyle. The Boy and Girls Club of Stamford is continually reaching out to both individuals and community minded agencies. Our committed board of directors works diligently and has expanded their fundraising efforts which includes the ICON Golf Tournament, our Champions of Youth Breakfast, the City Chic Gala and the Corporate 5K Race. Because of the expansive size of our programs, the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford employs 8 full time and 25 part time staff members. D. The Boys and Girls Club of Stamford is located in census tract 214 where over 70% of the population is categorized as low income and over 17% of the population lives below the federal poverty level. 95% of the children at our boys and girls club come from low income or below households. 65% of these children reside in households earning under $15,000 a year. The median family income for Stamford is approximately $80,000/yr. This drops to $44,000 when you examine only our community (census tract 214). This yearly income figure drops yet again to $20,000 when you isolate only our Boys and Girls Club families. With over 50% of our youth coming from single parent households, many of these young people have no adult supervision at home and spend each day at the Club. 44% of our youth are African American, 37% Hispanic, 7% Haitian, 3% Jamaican, 3% multi-racial, 4% Caucasian and 2% Asian. Approximately 57% of the members are male and 43% are female. Our age breakdown is as follows: 6-7 year old, 16%; 8-10 year olds, 38%; 11-14 year olds, 29%; 15-18 year olds, 17%.

  • History:
  • The Boys &Girls Club of Stamford has been providing after school and evening activities since 1927. The Boys and Girls Club has evolved from offering traditional athletics and social recreational activitiies to providing innovative youth development programs. Early on and for many years that followed, the Boys and Girls Club provided these services primarily to the male youth population of Stamford. As it became apparent that the young women in our community needed quality youth development opportunities as well, the Club began implementing programs for girls as well. In 1985, after undergoing major renovation, our board of directors formally approved the name change from the Boys Club of Stamford to the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford, five years ahead of our national affiliate, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Over the years we have continued to improve our programs and facility as the need for services has increased in our low income community. Following a renovation to our library, our computer lab was completely upgraded by the Lebron James Foundation in 2010, helping us keep pace with the increasing need for S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming. In 2011 our kitchen was completely refurbished by the Kiwanis Club in order to assist us with our health and nutrition activities. As our services for our at - risk youth have grown, our community has responded favorably. In the past three years our membership enrollment has increased from 740 to 1150 youth. Our average daily attendance has jumped from 140 to 280 children. As the need for youth services in our City has increased, we have risen to meet this challenge. The Boys & Girls Club is available to all youth regardless of their ability to contribute financially.

  • Year established:1927
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:24
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:33

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:06-0646911

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:060646911
  • Organization Name:BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF STAMFORD INC
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  • Organization Address:347 STILLWATER AVE
  • Organization City:STAMFORD
  • Organization State:CT
  • Organization Zip:06902-3622
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1954
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):298, 325, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Training in sports, Camp, Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
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  • Asset Amount:$3,589,369
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,543,026
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,953,702
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:23:17 pm

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