Boys and Girls Club - Michigan City (Michigan City, IN)

Name

  • Name:Kristi Brosmer
  • Title:Program Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys and Girls Club - Michigan City
  • Address:301 E. 8th St.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(219) 873-2298
  • Main fax:(219) 874-4519

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General

  • Mission:
  • To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

  • Overview:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City provides growth and development opportunities for youth to make positive choices. The Club offers tested, proven, and nationally recognized programs in five core program areas, including character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation, as well as specialized, local initiatives.
    The Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City has over 400 Club members at three separate sites, including Niemann and Pine Elementary Schools and our Westcott Center. The Club assists in eliminating the crisis of providing children and teens a place to go and continue their educational endeavors after school.
    Forty percent of our members are in households where the family is earning less than $10,000 per year. Eighty percent of our members are living in households with less than $30,000 income per year.
    Income disparity and educational outcomes are closely tied together. The Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University recently commented on Professor Sean Reardon's findings regarding links between education achievement and household income. In discussing Reardon's research, the Center for Education Policy Analysis wrote, "Especially alarming, then, is Reardon’s finding that the gap in test scores means that the lowest-income children are lagging a crippling four years worth of schooling behind their more wealthy peers. Fifty years ago, they were lacking only about two and a half years behind." - See more at: http://cepa.stanford.edu/news/end-american-dream#sthash.46ksuITI.dpuf
    Experts contend such inequalities greatly influence the educational process. "In my view, it is not innate ability but rather the opportunity to learn—an artifact of environment—that underlies the achievement gap," wrote Andy Porter, the dean of the Penn Graduate School of Education and the George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education. - See more at: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/node/269
    Daily, our staff provide tutoring, enrichment exercises, technological development, art appreciation, and recreational activities for young people between the ages of 6-18. The staff at the Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City assist the most vulnerable and at-risk students in the community.
    Our members attend the Club during the week, from the time they leave school until after our dinner meal time. We provide dinner meals to over 60 children each night. The operation of our facilities at the Westcott Center creates financial strain. Our rental cost is over $33,000 each year. This building is essential for our educational functions, but also to provide dinner to the children attending every night. The major activities, like providing recreation, also occur within the Center.
    Each summer, the Boys & Girls Club provides a summer camp for its members. One of the major goals of the Club during the summer is to reduce loss of what has been learned during the school year. As Jeff Smink, vice president for policy for the National Summer Learning Association, stated, "Decades of research confirm that summer learning loss is real. According to a report released last month by the RAND Corporation, the average summer learning loss in math and reading for American students amounts to one month per year. More troubling is that it disproportionately affects low-income students: they lose two months of reading skills, while their higher-income peers — whose parents can send them to enriching camps, take them on educational vacations and surround them with books during the summer — make slight gains." Our summer program bridges the gap and keeps children, predominantly from low-income homes, engaged in learning throughout the summer months. During that summer program, students also continue to hone their computer skills and increase their technological competency.

  • History:
  • Since 1997, the Boys and Girls Club of Michigan City has operated within the community of Michigan City, Indiana to provide the youth with the services available through the Boys & Girls Club of America. Recognizing the need within the local community, the Michigan City location joins the larger Boys & Girls Club of America.
    The Boys & Girls Club has a long tradition in the United States. The Boys & Girls Club of the United States began to add affiliates in 1906, but it has its origins in 1860 with three women, Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley, from Hartford, Connecticut, "Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club." Since 1956, the Boys & Girls Club of America has had a Congressional Charter. Today, there are 1,140 independent organizations and the national organization. There are more than 4,000 locations and nearly four million children and teens are impacted each year by the Club.

  • Year established:1997
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:25

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:35-1992851

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:351992851
  • Organization Name:BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MICHIGAN CITY INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:CHARLES R WESTCOTT CENTER
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:321 DETROIT ST
  • Organization City:MICHIGAN CITY
  • Organization State:IN
  • Organization Zip:46360-3717
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1997
  • 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):994, 321
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Boys Club, Little League, etc.
  • 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:O23
  • Asset Amount:$145,805
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$450,247
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$441,288
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:01:16 pm

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