Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (North Little Rock, AR)


  • Name:Linda Bivens
  • Title:Grants Specialist

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas
  • Address:312 W. Pershing Blvd.
    North Little Rock, AR 72114
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:501-374-6661
  • Main fax:501-375-0906

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  • Mission:
  • The mission statement of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our vision is to provide a mentor to every child who wants and needs one.

  • History:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) is the nation’s largest volunteer mentoring network with nearly 400 agencies that serve children of single, low-income and incarcerated parents with a focus on breaking negative cycles. BBBSA is proven to improve children’s odds for success in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA) is the oldest one-to-one mentoring agency that serves children facing adversity in Arkansas. BBBSCA got its start in 1967 when a group of five Little Rock churches began an outreach program to help boys without fathers. On March 1, 1968, that program was officially incorporated as Big Brothers of Pulaski County. Big Sisters was added to the program in 1983. In 1998, the agency changed its name to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas to incorporate a wider area. In 1999, BBBSCA started a school-based mentoring program called Bigs in School at Jack Robey Junior High in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The program has since expanded to include additional schools as well as boys and girls clubs. BBBSCA has been a leader in providing mentoring relationships for more than 40 years. Most mentoring agencies offer group mentoring programs; however, we match children individually with a well-trained, well-screened and well-informed caring adult.
    We hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
    •Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
    •Avoidance of risky behaviors
    •Educational success.
    A new study titled Adult Little Research shows the long-term benefits of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) mentoring, “Adults mentored as children in BBBSA are better educated, wealthier and more fulfilled than peers.” Harris Interactive® conducted the study online within the United States between March 3 and April 16, 2009. The study compares alumni to non-alumni:
    •Alumni were 75% more likely to have a four-year college degree.
    •Alumni were 39% more likely to have current household incomes of $75,000.
    •A majority of alumni are extremely or very satisfied with their relationships.
    •62% perceive themselves to have achieved a higher level of success than their peers who were not involved with BBBSA.

  • Year established:1968
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:4
  • Advisory board size:15
  • Staff size:10


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:71-0407117

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:710407117
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:312 W PERSHING BLVD
  • Organization City:N LITTLE ROCK
  • Organization State:AR
  • Organization Zip:72114-2224
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1970
  • 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
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency
  • 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:$435,391
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$810,684
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$486,801
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:25:02 pm

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