Boys & Girls Club of East Prov (East Providence, RI)


  • Name:Erin Gilliatt
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Club of East Prov
  • Address:115 Williams Avenue
    East Providence, RI 02914
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:4014346777
  • Main fax:4014311106

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  • Mission:
  • Our Mission is to inspire, educate, enable and reach out to all young people in East Providence, RI, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

  • Overview:
  • For more than eighty years, the Boys & Girls Club of East Providence has served the youth of our community by providing a safe haven for them each day afternoon. As an organization, we believe that our members must have:
    - A safe place to learn and grow
    - Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
    - Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
    - Hope and opportunity

    Our goal is for each Boys & Girls Club member to:
    • Graduate from high school with a plan for their future;
    • Remain fit for life;
    • Become engaged citizens of their club and community

    Each day, we serve more than 300 youth at our two locations in East Providence, Rhode Island, and these youth that we serve are some of the neediest in our city:
    92% are from families federally classified as “Low Income”
    58% are minorities
    More than half receive some type of state assistance
    More than half participants are from single family households

    We believe that a varied and exciting program structure will engage our members and help them to learn and grow. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of programs each day in five areas:
    The Arts
    Character and Leadership Development
    Sports, Fitness, and Recreation
    Health and Life Skills

    At once our greatest challenge and greatest opportunity, our organization is the only nonprofit agency serving the 5,000 children in our city. Being the proverbial only game in town puts us in a unique and critical position to provide a top-notch youth development experience for our members. With a membership fee of only $20 per child per year our organization ensures that children do not have to walk home to an empty house. Instead, they can be a part of a vibrant, engaging after school environment that helps to meet their educational and developmental needs.

    Over the past five years, we have seen a sharp increase in need in our community. According to the American Community Survey Data, East Providence is estimated to have 17% of its children living in poverty, a sharp increase from the 11% in 2000. Other key indicators show a community that is truly struggling Overall, East Providence has:
    • A median household income of only $46,872/year (6th lowest in RI);
    • 52% of all public school children are low income (6th highest in RI)
    • 31% of its children living in single-parent homes (6th highest in RI)
    • Among the highest rates of middle schoolers using alcohol and marijuana in our state

    Research has shown that these discouraging statistics put needy children in our community particularly at risk of not achieving their full potential. According to the Kids Count Issue Brief on childhood poverty, “Children in poverty, especially those in poverty for extended periods of time, are more likely to have health and behavioral problems, experience difficulty in school, become teen parents, earn less as adults and be unemployed more frequently. Children in low-income communities are less likely to attend high performing schools with adequate facilities and have fewer opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities after school and on weekends, such as sports and recreation programs, clubs, and lessons such as music and computers.”

    Unfortunately, our education data confirms that they are not living up to their full potential:
    • Only 58% of 4th and 8th graders, and only 30% of 11th graders are at proficiency in math; and
    • Only 62% of 4th graders and 72% of 8th graders are at proficiency in reading

    These low levels of achievement follow through to the high school, which had only a 73% four-year graduation rate in 2013 - behind some of the worst performing districts in our state - as well only 52% of 12th graders taking the SATs.

    Clearly, the children of our community need a safe place to be engaged in educational and recreational programs run by caring adults; they need a place where having enough money to participate isn’t an issue; in short, they need the Boys & Girls Club.

    Given the extreme economic pressures currently at play, we know that it is our mandate to reach out to more children every year in order to make a difference in their futures. We currently serve more than 275 children every day at our 2 locations in East Providence. With a third elementary school location opening in Fall 2014, we anticipate that number to increase to more than 400 in the new school year.

  • History:
  • Since 1932, the Boys & Girls Club of East Providence has demonstrated a proven track record of exemplary service to the young people in our community. Our long history as a key player in our community has allowed us to be well-positioned to provide the type of programs that will best serve area youth.

    Our recent program level data demonstrates that indeed our current interventions have had positive outcomes for our members, specifically:
    • 92% of our students are on grade level for age
    • 98% of our members expect and plan to graduate from high school
    • 67% of our teens found employment last summer
    • 94% of our members engage in physical activity each week
    • 91.7% of males and 88.1% of females surveyed have demonstrated improvement based on our academic interventions;
    • 84% indicated that they increased their knowledge of how to plan for a successful future
    • 75% of participants demonstrated increased knowledge and skills in response to peer pressure as a result of our SMART suite of programs which target the avoidance of high-risk activities
    • 90% of participants demonstrated increased knowledge of nutrition and fitness after participation in our health and life skills programs

  • Year established:1932
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:18


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:050278988

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:050278988
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:115 WILLIAMS AVE
  • Organization City:E PROVIDENCE
  • Organization State:RI
  • Organization Zip:02914-3510
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 1955
  • 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):328, 317
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency, Other sports or athletic activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$2,432,292
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,119,039
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,119,039
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:21:26 pm

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