Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson (Carson, CA)

Name

  • Name:Ms. Kimberly Washington
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson
  • Address:1950 E. 220th Street, Suite 102
    Carson, CA 90810-1652
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(310) 522-0500
  • Main fax:(310) 522-0505

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General

  • Mission:
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s (BGCC) mission is to offer our young people a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves, dedicated adults who respect and listen to them, and outcome based programs that empower youth to become lifelong learners. Our vision is that 100% of youth who participate in BGCC programs at least three times a week will graduate on time, live healthy, and give back to their community.

  • Overview:
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s (BGCC) objective is to provide programs and services that develop kids’ minds, build character, and nurture healthy lifestyles. Programs fall within our three 3 key priority outcomes areas: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character & Citizenship.

    ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAMS work to enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment, and embrace technology to achieve success. Our programs help youth develop and follow a path to their educational goals. Last school year, 75% of middle school members improved their grades. At Carson High School, 43% of Club members who began the year with grades below a C improved by one grade point. An LAUSD evaluation at Carson High School revealed that the 2013 graduation rate of students who participated in at least one BGCC program each year was 30% higher than non-Club members. In 2014, 94% of Club members graduated, and 94% of graduates pursued post-secondary education.

    BGCC’s HEALTHY LIFESTYLES PROGRAMS develop a youth’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own wellbeing, help them set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. A survey of members show that over half (55%) of BGCC Club members participate in physical activity five days or more each week. The BGCC has created a healthy environment that supports and promotes healthy behaviors and habits. The Main Street Club is a Fast Food Free Zone where no junk food is allowed.

    CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMS provide leadership development, positive role models, and opportunities for community involvement. 2014 BGCC Youth of the Year, Rajane Devlugt, was one of six 2014 Los Angeles County Alliance Youth of the Year Finalists chosen from 25 nominees from Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Los Angeles County. This was the first time a BGCC Youth of the Year was selected as a first round finalist. Rajane shared her story growing up as a female minority youth in Carson. Today, Rajane is a Psychology major at San Diego State University.

    Our youth development strategy successfully transitions youth from one developmental milestone to the next, creating a strong foundation of learning, skills, and knowledge that help youth attain their education and personal goals. BGCC’S GREAT FUTURES INITIATIVE increases elementary school youth’s literacy and proficiencies in core subjects, help them to develop healthy habits, and introduce them to community engagement and volunteerism. The BGCC’s ACHIEVEMENT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL (AIM) INITIATIVE assists middle school youth with the transition into high school, provides positive options when school is out, prepares them for success in high school, and helps them to create a strong foundation of healthy habits, resiliency skills, and study skills to ensure they are college and career ready. THE CLUB helps teens graduate from high school and prepares them for success. The Club’s programs assists teens on their college and career paths. Through Keystone Club, the BGCC provides opportunities for leadership and develops productive and engaged citizens. The Club’s Healthy Lifestyles programs promote healthy habits and choices, develop resiliency skills, and build self-esteem and confidence.

  • History:
  • In 1991, the BGCC obtained non-profit status, and within the next year opened its doors to 100 eager boys & girls. In 2004, the BGCC began operating an after school program on an elementary school campus in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Today, the Club provides services on the campuses of two elementary, two middle, and three high schools in Carson and South Los Angeles through the 21st Century Learning Center Grant and Proposition 49 funding. The BGCC serves as the lead agency for a collaboration of six Boys & Girls Clubs who provide after school programs on the campuses of schools throughout the district as LAUSD Beyond the Bell Branch service providers. In 2006, the BGCC began focusing its efforts on teens, due to the continued increase in dropout rates, illiteracy, and gang violence. The following year, the BGCC partnered with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to improve the educational achievement of middle school youth. This led to the creation of the BGCC’s successful AIM (Achievement In Middle School) Initiative. Today, the BGCC serves over 600 youth a day throughout Carson and South Los Angeles. Last year, the BGCC provided quality after school programming and services to over 4,000 youth and their parents. In 2013, we began implementing after school programs on three school campus in South Los Angeles, and added another high school in 2014. These four additional sites are enabling us to serve up to 1,500 additional youth in South Los Angeles communities.

    Today we implement programs in Carson from our Main Street Club, and sites on the campuses of Bonita Street Elementary School, Towne Avenue Elementary School, and Carson High School; and twice a week at Stephen White and Carnegie Middle Schools. We also serve youth in South Los Angeles from Markham Middle School, Muir Middle School, Locke High School, and King Drew High School.

    The BGCC is in the process of developing its new strategic plan and is working to complete it within the next fiscal year. The plan will incorporate the opportunities and strengths of the organization to best address the needs of the community and the youth we serve. The plan will focus on building capacity in the areas of resource development and board development to ensure sustainability of the organization. Our new Board Development structure has created more of a working board, and less of an oversight board. The Board is more engaged in stewardship, relationship building, and bringing in new partnerships and resources than ever before. Our new strategic plan will build upon this to ensure sustainability of the organization.

    The BGCC has transitioned from being impact intended to outcome driven. Each of our BGCC programs are designed to yield positive, measurable outcomes and demonstrated impact on the lives of the youth we serve. Youth demonstrate greater positive outcomes in Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles when they attend the Club at least 105 times per year. Our strategic plan will focus on building our programmatic capacity to increase our impact by increasing the number of youth we serve and the number of days youth participate in our programs.

  • Year established:1991
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:55

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:33-0475452

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:330475452
  • Organization Name:BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CARSON
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1950 E 220TH ST STE 207
  • Organization City:LONG BEACH
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:90810-1651
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 1995
  • 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):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • 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
  • NTEE Code:O23Z
  • Asset Amount:$796,356
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,423,616
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,361,778
  • Last Updated:2/17/2018 5:30:54 pm

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