Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Inc

aka Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Inc   |   Arlington, MA   |  www.abgclub.org

Mission

To provide a fun, safe, supportive place for children to learn and grow; to have ongoing relationships with caring adults; and to take part in life enhancing programs emphasizing leadership and character development, education, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation

Ruling year info

1956

Executive Director

Mr. Derek F. Curran

Main address

60 Pond Lane

Arlington, MA 02474 USA

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EIN

04-2149320

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Club Kids Program

The Arlington Boys & Girls Club offers youth ages 6 and up a safe, caring, "kid friendly" place to go during non school hours. With a $30 annual membership, youth have access to the facility and can take part in activities 50 weeks of the year. The Club has a gymnasium, a heated pool, a dedicated Teen Room, and a games room. While at the Club, youth engage in programs and activities that promote academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. Adult staff and volunteers provide supportive relationships by serving as positive role models, by taking an interest in their lives and by encouraging youth to become involved in programs such as Diplomas to Degrees, Power Hour, and Torch Club. The Boys & Girls Club of America has developed these tested, proven and nationally recognized programs designed to give youth an opportunity to grow while having fun.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people by providing members an opportunity to expand and strengthen academic skills while at the Club. The strategy is based upon research that students do much better in school when they spend their out of school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial activities. Through Project Learn, staff use all areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for high yield learning activities which include reading and writing, discussions with knowledgeable adults, homework help, tutoring STEM education and activities that develop cognitive skills. Evidenced based programs developed by the Boys & Girls Club of America such as Power Hour, a homework support program; Club Tech, a technology training program ; and Diplomas 2 Degrees, a college and post secondary readiness program; are used to encourage members to become self directed learners.

Population(s) Served

The Arlington Boys & Girls Club's Early Education & School Age Care programs are designed to enrich the social,emotional, physical and intellectual development children. The programs are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and provide an environment in which children can develop skills to help them succeed academically and socially. ABC Preschool serves 80 children ages 2.9 to 5 years. With a focus placed upon learning through play, the curriculum allows the children to develop skills that will help them succeed in school. The Afterschool program serves children in grades kindergarten to five. This program provides care for children during the non school hours and provides a safe place for children to grow and learn. Activities designed to promote academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles are included in the daily program.

Population(s) Served

Youth ages 10 to 17 have an opportunity to take part in programs designed to develop interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and a sense of community. Programs provide activities designed to help youth acquire knowledge needed to graduate from high school and prepare for post-secondary education and career success. It affords teens an opportunity to become leaders and to gain work experience. The Junior Leaders Club is a small group leadership program for youth ages 10 to 12. Club staff provides direction designed to help participants learn to work together at the Club and in the community. The Youth Leader program gives members ages12 to 14 a chance to serve as assistants in programs, allowing them to become familiar with a work environment while learning job skills such as leadership, responsibility and working with others. Career Launch prepares teens ages 14 to 17 for the working world. Teens explore careers and make sound educational choices while working at the Club.

Population(s) Served

The Club supports the development of healthy lifestyles for its members by encouraging members to learn healthy habits and become more physically active. By serving as positive role models, staff encourages Members ages 6 to 17 to take part in open swims and open gyms which are scheduled each day. Instructional programs in dance, sports, fitness and aquatics give members opportunities to learn healthy life skills. Team sports and social recreation programs help members strengthen interpersonal skills, positive behavior & good character. Programs such as Triple Play, Smart Move , Boys Night Out and Smart Moves provide tools to help members make healthy choices. These programs, developed by the Boys & Girls Club of America, are small group health, fitness, prevention/education & self-esteem enhancement programs. Participants explore societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit and developing positive relationships with peers & adults.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Financials

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Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angelo Black

Maureen Duddy

Community Volunteer

Daniel Brosnan

Community Volunteer

Kevin Fallon

Community Volunteer

Elizabeth Bowler

Community Volunteer

James Nicholson

Community Volunteer

Brendan Kiernan

Community Volunteer

Robert Buckley

Community Volunteer

Christopher Doyle

Community Volunteer

Sandra Rudolph

Community Volunteer

Eduarda Carreiro

Community Volunteer

Paul Kent

Community Volunteer

Elisabeth Ramirez

Community Volunteer

Lori Pescatore

Community Volunteer

Joseph Dalton

Community Volunteer

Patsy O'Brien

Community Volunteer

James Foster

Community Volunteer

Katie Schneller

Community Volunteer

Samit Chhabra

Community Volunteer

Richard Bertolucci

Community Volunteer

Brian Sweeney

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/24/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/24/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.