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Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Hampden County Inc.

Together, we are Defenders of Potential

West Springfield, MA   |  www.bigbrothers-sisters.org

Mission

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County mission is to strengthen our community's future through one-to-one mentoring services to children and youth. Our vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Mr. David Beturne

Main address

266 Cold Spring Avenue

West Springfield, MA 01089 USA

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EIN

04-2800998

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

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Programs and results

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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?

School-Based Mentoring Program

Volunteers are matched one-to-one with youth and meet together approximately once a week at a particular site at scheduled times. We work collaboratively with local schools, after-school programs, and other sites to match youth with adult volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Community-Based Mentoring Program (CBMP):The agency's original and most enduring program, community-based mentoring is a flexible mentoring option for volunteers. Mentors meet with youth for eight hours per month after school and on weekends in the community. The minimum match length is one year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

Gold Standard Award 2011

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Pinnacle Award 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Gold Standard Award 2015

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Quality Award 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Gold Standard Award 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Financials

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Operations

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Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Hampden County Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jay Scungio

Freedom Credit Union

Term: 2018 - 2021

Patricia Faginski

St. Germain Investment Management

Teresa Utt

Andrew Associates

Eileen Bernard

Health New England

Amy Ashford

Mercy Medical Center

Michelle Sussman

Community Volunteer

Michael Buckmaster

Community Bank

Dawn Bryden

Bay Path University

Alexia Geary

MGM Springfield

Dan Morrill

Wolf & Company

John Pappas

Morgan Stanley

Kevin Murray

Murray Tax Services

Christine Romanko

Mass Live

Tony Simmons

Hampden County DA

Chris Thompson

Westfield Starfires

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No