Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California (Irvine, CA)


  • Name:Tim Rogers
  • Title:Executive Administrator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California
  • Address:17701 Cowan Ave, Suite 150
    Irvine, CA 92614
    United States

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  • Main phone:(949)515-8833

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope is to help academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education through college.

  • Overview:
  • Marchant Kenney
    Marchant’s mother committed suicide when he was eight years old. His father died in prison at age twelve. He went to live with his 88-year-old grandmother whose health was failing. Marchant found himself failing the 7th grade and developing a rebellious attitude. Then one day a neighborhood family learned of Marchant’s situation and referred him to Boys Hope Girls Hope, a family-style group home and scholarship program for children in distress. Marchant was cared for by the Boys Hope Girls Hope program for five and a half years. While there it provided him the stable environment, education and nurturing to not only graduate high school, but to go to Southern Mississippi University on a full-ride, football scholarship. Marchant went on to play football professionally for the Arizona Cardinals and the Scottish Claymores in NFL Europe. His football days behind him now, Marchant works in Sales and supports his wife, Nikki, and two children, Grace and Max. He attributes his success to Boys Hope Girls Hope.

    What is Boys Hope Girls Hope?
    Boys Hope Girls Hope is a long-term housing and academic scholarship program for at-risk youth. Our organization provides up to eight years of family-style housing for children and teenagers between the ages of 10 and 18 in two boarding homes in Orange County, CA. We also give the children in our program scholarships to college preparatory high schools and universities of their choosing when they graduate.

    Who exactly do we serve?
    The children in our program come from at-risk backgrounds associated with parental death/severe illness, extreme poverty, homelessness, physical and emotional abuse, dangerous/violent neighborhoods, and/or other distressed living situations. Yet, despite their lot in life, they do not have behavioral/emotional issues or criminal records. Instead, they demonstrate high potential and the ability to succeed were it not for their unstable, debilitating environments and situations. Like Marchant, these kids could be in the social system, but our program intervenes before that, partnering with parents/guardians to voluntarily remove a child from their care and place them with us.

    How do we serve?
    Boys Hope Girls Hope gives these at-risk children everything they need to fulfill their potential: a stable, family-style home through their young adult life, scholarships to college preparatory High Schools, parenting from residential counselors, a live-in academic tutor from the AmeriCorps Program, mentoring, transportation and scholarships to college once they graduate. We provide up to 12 years of service so our children can recover from their situations, grow to fulfill their potential and become self-sufficient in adulthood through education.

    What makes us different?
    Unlike other housing programs, we emulate the traditional family structure and put emphasis on education and long-term care. Where other homes act as emergency shelters, transitional living or housing for individuals with criminal records, Boys Hope Girls Hope provides a true home, nurturing environment, quality education and long-term stability. College is an expectation and we provide everything a child needs to get there. We are the chance that children in situations like Marchant’s need to overcome their adversities. We are proud to report that 100% of our program graduates have continued to college and our collegiate retention rate is 94%.

    Boys Hope Girls Hope tackles the root causes of generational poverty and poor academic achievement by addressing two of the greatest needs that disadvantaged youth face: the need for a healthy, structured home environment, and the need for a strong academic foundation.

    According to federal statistics, increasing numbers of children are being born into, and growing up in, homes marked by extreme poverty and limited educational opportunities. As of 2012, over 20% of American children age six or younger live in poverty, and are six times likelier to drop out of high school than children born above the poverty line. The majority of Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars come from communities where the high school dropout rate is over 50%. More than 12 million students are projected to drop out of high school over the next decade, at a national cost of over $3 trillion.

    Boys Hope Girls Hope helps youth to break the cycle of poverty by providing them with a structured home environment and guiding them throu

  • History:
  • In 1977, St. Louis career educator Paul Sheridan, SJ, founded Boys Hope Girls Hope to empower promising students in need. Recognizing the importance of caring for the “whole person,” his new program was accordingly holistic in scope: children were placed in non-institutional, family-style homes that recreated the family dynamic crucial to healthy development. Scholars, as children are officially referred to upon admission to Boys Hope Girls Hope, were painstakingly matched to, and placed in, college-preparatory programs in top-rated schools best suited to their needs. They were provided with counseling if necessary, matched with tutors for academic support and with mentors who shared life experience and personal guidance. They were expected to perform community service projects and to participate in a broad range of extracurricular activities. Finally, they were provided with academic, financial, and psychological support throughout college. Since its founding, Boys Hope Girls Hope has grown into an international organization with affiliates in 15 major U.S. cities and four programs in Latin America.

    In 1991, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California was established to offer underprivileged youth in Southern California an opportunity to break the cycle of disadvantage by providing them with a quality education and round-the-clock support. In 1996, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California was established.

    Boys Hope Girls Hope differs most significantly from its peer organizations in two ways: first, our holistic model of care is as comprehensive as possible, attempting to meet all the needs of children and adolescents. Secondly, one of our central goals is that the children who go through our program become, in the words of our mission statement, “a man or woman for others”—that they develop sensitivity to the plight of others, and leave our program knowing the value of serving others. In this way, Boys Hope Girls Hope’s impact is multiplied through the lives and work of its alumni.

    We currently operate two family-like homes for children in Southern California, one for boys and one for girls. Our residential program has a capacity for 12 scholars at a given time, with each home having the capacity to serve 6 children in residence. In all aspects of our residential program, we take a holistic approach to meeting our young scholars’ daily needs. Our homes maintain a values-based family atmosphere and dynamic that is central to healthy adolescent development. Scholars are cared for by professional, live-in Residential Counselors who provide meals and transportation, monitor grades and assignments, and provide daily parenting and guidance. Scholars share chores, do homework together, attend religious services together, eat meals together, go on vacations and college visits, and grow up together as “brothers and sisters.” We address the needs of the whole child through a continuum of care that includes medical services, counseling, tutoring, summer enrichment, and athletics. We focus on education. All students attend private, college preparatory schools and participate in daily study periods and summer academic programs. College is the goal; college awareness and planning begin in 7th grade. We work to ensure that 100% of program graduates attend college, and we provide support throughout their postsecondary years.

    All scholars participate in The College Road, Boys Hope Girls Hope's comprehensive college preparation curriculum that follows scholars from the day they join our program through the duration of their college education. College Road activities focus on developing three crucial attributes for success in higher education: competency, connectedness, and confidence. Annual College Road activities include a summer “Campus Camp” introducing 7th graders to campus life, College Road Trips, an on-campus “College Preparation Seminar” for high school seniors and incoming college freshman, a “Read, Investigate, Prepare” literacy program year-round, College Preparation Toolkits for our juniors and seniors, online scholar portfolios for gathering and preparing college application materials, nationwide peer gatherings for scholars providing support from other first–generation college students, individualized academic and personal guidance, and crisis intervention.

  • Year established:1991
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:14


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:36-3734433

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:363734433
  • Organization Name:BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:CALIFORNIA INC
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:17701 COWAN STE 150
  • Organization City:IRVINE
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:92614-6820
  • Group Exemption Number:3143
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:9
  • Ruling Date:December, 1979
  • 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):326
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$808,186
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$744,878
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$594,564
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:26:00 pm

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