Boys and Girls Clubs of Metrowest, Inc.

Great Futures Start Here

Marlborough, MA   |  http://www.bgcmetrowest.org

Mission

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest provides social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the MetroWest area. The intent of these programs is to enhance the development of children and to prepare young adults to be responsible and productive members of the community.

Ruling year info

1966

President & CEO

Ms. Chris Duane

Main address

169 Pleasant Street

Marlborough, MA 01752 USA

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EIN

04-2387225

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) is to provide social, educational, physical, and cultural programming for the boys and girls of the MetroWest area. The intent of our programs is to enhance the development of children and to prepare young adults to be responsible and productive members of the community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest serves more than 6,200 boys and girls ages 6-18 from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. The communities we serve are as follows: Hudson is home to many immigrants of Portuguese descent and Brazilian heritage; Marlborough has a diverse cultural group of Asian, Brazilian, African-American and Caucasian members. Our Clubhouse in Framingham is located on the Southside, where the population is densely Latino and low income. Approximately 25% of the residents of South Framingham are under the age of 18, leaving them vulnerable to increasing frustration and exposure to violence.

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?

Youth Development Programs

BGCMW provides youth development education, prevention, athletic, and recreation programs to over 6,200 children and youth at 3 Clubhouses. The Clubs help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. We offer daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas (Character and Leadership Development; Academic and Career Development; Health and Life Skills, Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and The Arts) and several specialized initiatives. All programs are designed to drive positive outcomes for youth and reinforce necessary life skills. The annual membership of $25 provides youth, ages 7-17, access to all programs every day afterschool until 9:00 PM, and 8:00AM - 6:00PM during vacation weeks. Youth need to participate in programs that provide the opportunity to develop skills needed for success. BGCMW assists in reinforcing the knowledge and skills youth learn in school by integrating fun, educational activities throughout Club programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our After-School Drop In Program is open to school aged children every day from 3 PM to 6 PM, with extended hours for middle school and high school students. Youth have the opportunity to engage in academic, recreational, and social activities that are based around our five core areas of focus. These areas include Character & Leadership, Education & Career, the Arts, Health & Life Skills, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

National Alumni Hall of Fame - Dan Travers, BGCMW 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Community Impact Award 2011

United Way of Tri-County

Community Impact Award 2010

United Way of Tri-County

Family Strengthening Award 2004

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Community Impact Award 2012

United Way of Tri-County

Community Impact Award 2013

United Way of Tri-County

Advocacy Award 2022

Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 1944

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2008

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Youth Development Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

As one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in Massachusetts, we serve more than 6,200 youth every year from the communities of Framingham, Hudson, and Marlborough. We offer a wide variety of out-of-school programming including education and technology, prevention, social, athletic, and recreation programs for only $25 per year, per child. In addition, we run the most affordable eight-week summer program in the area. We will never turn a child away because of their inability to pay.

The Club offers young people what they need and want most – adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where members can have fun and be themselves, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits. A youth development strategy that fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and influence underlies all Boys & Girls Clubs programs and builds self-confidence.

BGCMW offers programming in five core areas: character and leadership, education and career, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation. Our programming runs every day after-school from 2:30 PM - 9 PM and during eight weeks of the summer.

Character and Leadership: The following programs help youth to become responsible caring citizens, to develop leadership skills, and to engage in decision making, planning and contributing the Club and community:
- Keystone Clubs: Keystone Clubs are small group leadership development clubs for kids ages 14-18 that are chartered at each individual Club location.
- Torch Clubs: A small group leadership development program that is designed to help meet the special character development needs of youth ages 11-13 at a critical stage in their development.
- Youth of the Year: A premier youth recognition program for members that celebrates service to the Club and community; academic performance; moral character; life goals; poise and public speaking ability.

Education and Career: Programs like the following help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.
- Project Learn: A comprehensive strategy that reinforces what youth learn in school by integrating high yield learning activities throughout the Club.
- Money Matters: Helps youth expand their knowledge of money management and learn the skills that lead to financial independence and well-being.
- Power Hour: A comprehensive homework help and tutoring program designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members ages 6-18.
- CareerLaunch: A career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18, this program allows teens to explore careers, identify training or college requirements, and seek out financial aid.
- Club Tech: Provides programming, training, and resources to make youth effective users of technology. This includes recognizing members for their creative abilities through digital arts.

Health and Life Skills: These programs are run with staff and often in collaboration with local professional partners.
- SMART Moves: The SMART Moves program (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) are prevention programs designed to build decision-making and critical-thinking skills, as well as how to avoid and/or resist risky behavior.
- SMART Girls: A health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 10-15.
- Passport to Manhood:This program promotes and teaches responsibility while reinforcing positive behavior in male Club members ages 11-14.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation: Programs in this area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment & social skills.
- Triple Play: This is a comprehensive health and wellness initiative that focuses on improving the overall health of youth by increasing their daily physical activity and teaching them good nutrition

BGCMW is governed by a 18-member Board of Directors and receives guidance from a 20-member Board of Governors. We have a 4-member Senior Management Team, 3 Club Directors, and 9 other full-time staff members that run the operations of the organization. We have fifty-five part-time staff members who conduct our programming. In addition to our paid staff members, we work with hundreds of volunteers a year. These volunteers come from our corporate partners, community relationships, and individual supporters. This diverse group of volunteers support our organization through professional in-kind support, interacting with the kids through educational activities, and helping to make our spaces as inviting as possible.

In 2019, we celebrated our 75th Anniversary of serving the youth of the MetroWest region. We have impacted a number of youth and their families, and we are constantly evaluating our programs to ensure that we are still meeting the needs of those we serve. We are proud of how we overcame the challenges that 2020 threw at us. Last year, we focused on serving youth in the way that they need us most by addressing mental health needs, overcoming trauma, and reestablishing their "norm." For 2022, we will focusing on reestablishing normal Club culture.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have created a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee through our Board and are adding new active members.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Metrowest, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Cary Corkin

Entwistle Companies

Term: 2021 - 2024

Patricia Davidson

Mirick O'Connell - Attorneys at Law

J. Anthony Lloyd

Greater Framingham Community Church

John Petrin

Community Volunteer

Rosemary Corley

Community Volunteer

Kay Hodge

Stoneman, Chandler & Miller, LLP

James Patterson

James H. Patterson CPA, LLC

Ken Vonasek

Community Volunteer

Maria Stearns

Inside Out Communications

Cary Corkin

Entwistle Company

Janel Maysonet Thomas

Avidia Bank

Maura Webster

Lillablu Strategies

Dominique Jean-Pierre

Avidia Bank

Larissa Thurston

St. Mary's Credit Union

Lauren Todd

Ameresco

Kerri Robinson

Middlesex Savings Bank

William Ortiz III

Dexter Southfield

Michelle Donati

Wayside Youth & Family Services

David D'Angelo

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Unknown
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/18/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.