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BRIDGEHAMPTON CHILD CARE & RECREATIONAL CENTER INC

Don't Just Drive By. Stop By.

aka The Center   |   Bridgehampton, NY   |  www.bhccrc.org

Mission

THE CENTER IS A HISTORICALLY BLACK, COMMUNITY- BASED INSTITUTION SERVING MARGINALIZED EAST END CHILDREN. IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CENTER TO DELIVER THE HIGHEST QUALITY CHILD CARE, YOUTH AND ADULT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY'S CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. WE OFFER EDUCATIONAL AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FOR OUR AFTER-SCHOOL AND SUMMER CAMP CHILDREN. OUR THINKING FORWARD LECTURE SERVICES IS OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

Ruling year info

1968

Executive Director

Ms Bonnie Michelle Cannon

Main address

PO Box 1197 551 Bridgehampton -Sag Harbor Turnpike

Bridgehampton, NY 11932 USA

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EIN

11-6036310

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Center is working on positioning for growth. Our much needed new building is on its ways and will be completed by the end of 2021. This will allow us to accept more children into our After-School programs and be better prepared to serve our community. Our teen and College Prep Programs are growing. We have started a Latino Program, which includes adult language classes in Spanish and English. The Center is in the planning stages for a work force training program for non-college bound teens and adults interested in finding careers and better paying jobs. We are working to improve Black Equity on Long Island. We need more funding to make up from the loss of our 2020 and 2021 events. We want to continue to grow our programs for kids, teens and adults. We need more funding for increased staffing. Capital needs: We need funding to furnish and landscape our new building. We want to build real fields on our 6 acre property and be able to add a community gym and swimming pool.

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?

After- School Program & Summer Program

Much has been accomplished at The Center but there is always more to do!

Because of supporters like you, the chronically underserved East End community of African Americans,
Latinos and Native American lower income families have new opportunities to improve and enrich their lives. We have programs that need support. Our After-School includes one on one tutoring, STEAM teaching, culinary arts, nutrition, scrabble club, chess club, music, and sports. Be build character and self esteem, teaching leadership, gratitude and kindness.
We offer Saturday Math and Reading clubs. We make learning fun, while offering a safe place for children to strive and thrive, while their parents can work. we have ZOOM bedtime stories twice a month, and Take A Book Fridays, where our chidren get to pick out books and bring them home for keeps.
We have community partnerships to introduce and immerse are students in the arts and humanities. Our Young Artist in Residence Project , YARP, with the Watermill Center is in its 7th year. We have partnerships with Guild Hall and the Parrish Art Museum.
We partner with local libraries, gardens, the South Fork Naturral History Museum and the Children's Museum of the East End.
We have children from Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, and Wainscott Schools.
Our After- School program has a waiting list. We cannot take in any more children because we do not have enough room in our facilities- but the need is there.
We broke ground for our desperately needed new building in late 2020. The original farmhouse donated in the early 50's to create The Center is gone. Our new building is planned to be completed in late 2021. We need more space for classrooms and offices. We need money to furnish and eqip the building, as well as to be able to refurbish our 6 acres. We are looking forward to being able to offer our children and more children of color every opportunity for to enrich their futures.
Our Summer program is also fully subscribed every year with a waiting list. It is like no other local camps. We offer a strong educational component to help prevent the Summer. slide in learnng. We are a lifeline for working families.
Please stop by to see The Center in action. See how your support can impact the lives of the children who need it most.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Our teen program is thriving. They call themselves the D.R.E.A.M. teens. Their foundation is based on Dedication, Responsibility, Education, Attitude, and Motivation. They meet regularly in person and via ZOOM. They work on community service projeacts and are offered weekly motivational and educational talks weekly. The teens describe our program as "LIT". One on one mentoring is key to our success.

The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center has now completed its fifth year of a three semester, year- round, College Prep Program. Our program is unique in our community, as we encourage students to begin in the ninth grade and we then follow our students through the first year of college. Offering, often times, much needed, guidance and support for these first generational college attendees.
Our college guidance program has enabled 26 of our Center teens to go off to college in the past 5 years – the 1st generation in their families to do so.
We offer individual counseling, SAT and ACT classes, financial guidance and college visits.
We are trying to expand and serve more students and their families. It is a family affair. We meet with the students and their parent or guardians to help them understand the college process, the opportunities and challenges facing their children, academically, emotionally and financially. It is many times a cultural struggle to help them understand the realities and the possibilities of a college education and to assist them in overcoming the fear of the looming debt and risk of failure. The Center is a safety net for these first generational college bound students
We are so proud of what The Center is accomplishing with our educational and enrichment programs. We hope that we can count on the your support.
Help make our children's dreams become realities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People of African descent

Our Thinking Forward Lecture Series has become very popular.
Our segments are Straight Talk Real People, Equality Matters in the Hamptons, The Politics of It All and Well, Well, Well.
We have had Ballerina, Misty Copeland< Sherrilyn Ifill, Pres of the NAACP Legal and Education Fund, Kofi Appenteng and Scholar Khalil Gibran Muhammad.
We screen valuable movies and have panel discussions. These have included the Killer Bees, White Like Me, Girl Rising and I am not your Negro. We want to start and continue important conversations about race- to open the eyes, hearts, and minds of our community.

Population(s) Served

We are in the planning stages for expanding our newly started work force training program, called "Teach Me How to Fish." This will help increase Black Equity on Long Island. Training and enabling non college track teens and adults, to be able to secure jood paying jobs, in a wide variey of different professions.
We have started our first segment in Software Enginneering and had our first graduate in Jan 2021.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
Adults
Multiracial people
Adults

The Center has always had a food pantry for our underserved families. Pre COVID we served about 70 individuals a month. The Center stepped into high gear for our community in March 2020 and their food insecurity. We continue to serve over 700 individuals weekly.
The problem for our population is not going away. Many have lost their jobs and some their homes. The Hamptons has always been a seasonal community. Winters have always been difficult for the lower income families. Many are unable to see seek govevrnmemt assistance.
The Center takes care of our family.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

FOOD PANTRY

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of online groups served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

After- School Program & Summer Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

3,515 follower on Facebook

Number of active church partnerships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

After- School Program & Summer Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

8 religious organizations support us

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of years of formal education for teachers/instructors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

After- School Program & Summer Program

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our Goal is for you to get to know us. The Center is unique. A family. A rainbow. We do change lives.
As an historically Black organization, we have been fortunate to get more attention in the past year than in our previous 6 decades. Food insecurity and calls for racial equity have opened eyes to the needs in our community.
For that, we are extremely grateful. Many people finally realize that there are poor children living in one of the wealthiest areas in our country.
The Center wants to be able to offer the highest quality After-School educational and enrichment programs to as many children as possible. Early education makes a tremendous difference, especially for our underserved families of color. Our new building will allow us to grow our programs. We want to expand our adult, teen, college prep & SAT programs. We are developing a vocational training program for minority youth and young adults, targeting those not on the college track called "Teach me How to Fish." We have begun a Latino Program with Spanish & English classes and hired a community outreach & substance abuse specialist.

Our Summer program has a strong component to prevent the Summer slide in learning. We want to be able to accommodate more children. We need more staff.

The Center moved into pandemic action in March 2020, caring for our children, teens, families, and our community. Our food pantry that Pre-COVID fed 70 each month, is now feeding over 700 individuals weekly. There is no end in sight for the need for food assistance in our community.

Our D.R.E.A.M. Team teens are meeting regularly. Their foundation is based on dedication, responsibility, education, attitude, and motivation. Their continued work with inspirational speakers has helped to calm and encourage our teens, during this time of uncertainty. Our teen coordinator and our college advisor, both did more one-on-one guidance this past year with our students and their families. Our SAT classes have been well subscribed and we have been offering extra math help. The Center had five teens go to 4-year colleges and universities last year. We are so proud of all their hard work. For many years we have been supporting first generational families with college counseling and scholarship assistance. Our new building will offer more space as well for our teen and college prep.

We have been steadily increasing our community partnerships, even in this time of COVID. Our THINKING FORWARD LECTURE SERIES: Equality Matters in the Hamptons; Straight Talk, Real People; Well, Well, Well; the Politics of it All has continued, mostly virtually. The purpose of our series is to educate, inspire, and open hearts and minds. Our speakers have included Sherrillyn Ifill, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Misty Copeland.
All our traditional, in person, fundraising events did not happen in 2020 and are in limbo for 2021. We are getting creative and far more far reaching to expand our private and corporate donor base.
Get to know us.

Our main strategy is to build awareness for the work being done at The Center and to let people know about the populations we serve. We have added members to our advisory board to help broaden our reach and tap into different supporters and communities.
We broke ground for our new building in October 2020. Completion planned for the end of 2021. We are working very hard to raise funds to furnish and landscape the new building, so that we can open our doors to more children and families.
We are partnering with other organizations, tapping into their skill sets and capabilities to increase what we can offer to our community. We have arts enrichment with the Watermill Center, the Parrish Art Museum, and Guild Hall.
Our After- School students are working once a week with SOFO, the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center, for a STEAM education curriculum.
We are also partnering with Nebula Academy and We Connect the Dots for our work force training program. Our goal is to partner with businesses in multiple industry tracks to help train and offer internships for our teens and adults looking to find careers and better paying jobs. We are working to improve Black Equity on Long Island.

Our Executive Director for the past 15 years, Bonnie Michelle Cannon, is visionary. She understands the needs of the underserved families and communities of color that The Center serves. She leads with compassion and love. It has been a slow and steady climb. Raising enough money to build a much needed new building has been monumentlal.
The Center is a family. We have a dedicated staff, who all care passionately about the children, teens and families we serve. Everyone who works at The Center understands the challenges of race and economic disparity.
Thanks to our THINKING FORWARD LECTURE SERIES and community outreach our donor base has been growing. Along with the help of an expanded Advisory Board, we have an increased donor base and email distribution list. We have a much broader reach.
The Center is preparing our first ever annual report, which will be available electronically and on our web-site.
We are building a new web-site too.
We were increasing our special events, until COVID hit. Hopefully 2021 will open those doors again.
We are creating partnerships and fund raising initiatives with other Not for Profits. United for specific community needs. We beleive that we are stronger together.
BHCCRC has become active on social media, both Instagram and Facebook. We are making email appeals and sharing our stories of new programs with local press.
Our Thinking Forward Lecture Series for the community has raised our profile in the community. We have continued with Instagram LIVE and ZOOM talks.
More people are getting to know us and the good work being done at The Center.
We are living in gratitude for our community.
To know us, is to love us.

The Center is building a diverse supporter base. We have doubled our list in the past 3 years.
We are making friends and gaining supporters through community partnerships.
We have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, trying to get the news of our good work to a broader audience.
BHCCRC broke ground for our new building in Oct 2020. We are making another push for building funds to furnish and landscape. We need a sustainable fund and understand, all too well, that we will have increased staffing and operating costs with more children and teachers needed.
We now have a community outreach and substance abuse specialist on staff and a new Latino Program. We are offering language classes in English ad Spanish, translation help and familiy counseling.
With the success and need for our food pantry continuing, we are looking into the idea of a community kitchen. The need for addressing food insecurity will stay with us, especially in the community that we serve, working families of color.
We are expanding programs for non college track youth with vocational training and entrpreneurship guidance.
The Center hopes to be able to begin in person talks and events in 2021.

Financials

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BRIDGEHAMPTON CHILD CARE & RECREATIONAL CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 04/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Paul Jeffers, Jr


Board co-chair

Dan Rattiner

Florence Rolston

Jerlean Hopson

Arlean Van Slyke

Rev Jerome Walker

Rev Tisha Dixon

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/4/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2021

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Policies and processes
  • 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 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.