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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN FRANCISCO

Great Futures Start Here

aka BGCSF   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.kidsclub.org

Mission

We inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Part of the community since 1891, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) currently serves over 1,700 youth per day and more than 18,500 youth per year at 15 program sites—including eight Clubhouses, one extension site, five School-Based Clubs and Camp Mendocino – a 2,000-acre residential summer camp. We believe that young people will achieve extraordinary things when they are provided with skilled and caring staff, fun and effective programs, and first-class facilities. We are open "when kids need us most" and we offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed.

Ruling year info

1935

Principal Officer

Mr. Rob Connolly

Main address

John N. Callander Administrative Office 380 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94102 USA

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EIN

94-1156608

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is committed to providing programs and services that are high-quality, cost-effective, and accessible to residents in San Francisco's poorest and most marginalized communities. That's why our sites are located in neighborhoods with the fewest resources and where kids need us the most: Hunters Point, the Mission, Excelsior, Visitacion Valley, Western Addition, and Tenderloin. We offer programs that many San Francisco families seek out for their children, but are often far too expensive, including art, tutoring, summer camp, swim lessons, and competitive/traveling sports teams.

Our Clubs are open 225 days per year, operating after school from 2:00 to 8:00pm and during the summers, Clubs are open for 9 weeks for 8-10 hours per day, depending on the site. This everyday access with these long hours is a tremendous help to working families and moms or dads with many other competing priorities.

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?

General Programming

We believe that young people will achieve extraordinary things when they are provided with skilled and caring staff, fun and effective programs, and first-class facilities in an environment that promotes respect, responsibility, and fun. Our programs include supplemental education, character and leadership development, health and life-skills, fine arts, and sports, fitness, and play. Annually, we serve more than 11,000 high-risk, low-income, ethnically diverse children and youth ages 6-18 who live in San Francisco. Many of our members are at risk for substance abuse, verbal and physical violence, participation in gangs, teen pregnancy, and dropping out of school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Camp Mendocino is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. For 85 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has been providing this creative, fun and supportive camping experience for youth ages eight to 18. We surround our kids with positive role models 24-hours a day to provide the love and encouragement they need to realize their full potential.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Citywide Creative Arts Program provides a path for youth from marginalized communities to access high-quality art instruction, in an environment where they can feel heard, valued, loved, and understood. This exposure builds confidence, creativity, and focus, providing a new way for youth to express themselves, while building skills in the creative arts.

With over 1,700 youth per day accessing BGCSF each day, the Club is uniquely positioned to introduce creative arts to youth and serve as a gateway for emerging artists in communities that are often forgotten. For many of our kids, Citywide Creative Arts is the first and only place where they are exposed to many creative outlets such as painting, photography, wood-working, sketching, dance, acting, and music production.

Our dedicated team of professional artists are active members of the San Francisco arts community, bringing a wealth of experience and community connections to our program. In addition, through our partners in the visual and performing arts community, such as Open Studios, American Conservatory Theater (ACT), and The San Francisco Ballet, we expose our youth to established art institutions, leading to skill development, and potential careers.

BGCSF’s Citywide Creative Arts Program is located where youth live, removing a significant barrier to entry for youth. We believe that all young people should have access to the transformative power of the arts.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The overarching goal of our Education Initiative is to ensure that every member is reaching their fullest potential in school and is in a position to enter a 4-year college or vocational program after receiving a high school diploma. Since our members come to us with a broad range of academic skills and interests, learning styles and perceptions about school, we employ a similarly wide array of programs and strategies to support them.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

BGCSF has a Citywide nutrition policy to ensure that youth have consistent access to healthy food and receive the same messages at each Clubhouse. Replacing sugary and fast foods with fruits, vegetables and whole grains has been shown to significantly improve youth’s behavior and academic performance. BGCSF provides free daily snacks and summer lunches that comply with our nutrition policy, so that each member has access to healthy food options

Experts recommend that all youth participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. The responsibility for ensuring that young people are active each day should be shared by parents, schools, community groups, and after school programs. Each Clubhouse has dedicated physical activity time during the school-year and summer and a variety of programs and activities to appeal to varied interests, as well as girls-only and age specific activity options.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

BGCSF’s Citywide Athletics program offers members at all eight Clubhouses the opportunity to join various leagues, tournaments, and competitions throughout the year. The leagues are open to the following age groups: 6-8 years old, 9-12 years old, and 13-18 years old (Teen League). BGCSF also offers non-traditional sports including: Running Club, Bike Club, Karate/Judo, Floor Hockey, Physical Fitness, Soccer Clinics and Basketball Clinics.

Population(s) Served
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.

Number of children served

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

Children and youth

Related Program

General Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents our active membership of youth age 6-18. BGCSF serves nearly 1,900 youth each day and over 19,000 youth annually.

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

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

Adolescents

Related Program

Academic Success

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents the number of core seniors (defined as members who attend BGCSF 6 days or more per quarter or at least 30 times per year) who are college or military bound.

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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco provides high quality programs and support services that allow youth to leave us at age 18 “ready for life." Our goal is to positively impact the lives of Club members by focusing on these four essential outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character and Community Engagement, Healthy Lifestyles, and Job Readiness with Earning Potential. In our current strategic plan we have outlined these primary goals: ensure that BGCSF's programs and services notably build lifelong skills and change the trajectory of youths' lives; be the employer of choice in the sector, allowing BGCSF to get and keep the best skilled and caring staff; grow the number of BGCSF sites by at least two; and expand the number of youth served daily by 25% (from 1,600 to more than 2,000 per day).

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's key execution strategies include the following: Identify and achieve clear outcomes tied to local benchmarks and research, with a particular focus on helping youth build assets that support healthy development, like positive adult relationships, positive values, a commitment to learning, good self-esteem, and more; Attract, keep, and develop the best people (the best staff, Board Members and volunteers); Operate and maintain highly functional, cost-efficient, and inspiring facilities; Strengthen revenue streams to increase organizational capacity; Optimize all financial assets to grow capacity, while modeling for sustainability; Increase overall awareness for BGCSF's brand (brand development efforts are intended to drive youth participation, volunteering, employment and donations).

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has over a century-long track record of outstanding youth development services offered to youth ages 6-18. Generation after generation, BGCSF has been a trusted resource for kids and families from poor and marginalized communities. Our alumni are our best spokespeople, consistently saying things like: “the Club meant everything to me", “the Club saved my life, no doubt about it", and “it was the place you wanted to be as a kid – you knew the staff cared, you knew your friends were going to be there … and you didn't want to miss what was going to happen next!" Each decade brought new challenges and opportunities - some local, some national, and some global. From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, through two World Wars, a great depression and two devastating earthquakes, BGCSF has been a force for good in kids' lives.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco currently serves nearly 1,900 youth (ages 6-18) per day. We serve more than 19,000 youth per year at 14 program sites, including eight Clubhouses located in the neighborhoods with the fewest resources, one extension site, four School Based Clubs, and Camp Mendocino – a 2,000-acre residential summer camp that provides a creative and fun outdoor experience for youth. Our next goal is to provide programs and services to 2,000 youth per day and open two new sites in San Francisco.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN FRANCISCO

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sanjay Banker

Bruce Callander

Arnie McClellan

Ellen Parsons

Fernando Aguilar

Chad Arkoff

Sanjay Banker

Will Bartlett

Mick Bobroff

Marty Bohlen

Brandon Boze

Clark Callander

Lucy Carrico

Curtis Chan

Chris Clifford

Peter Crawford

David Cumming

Matt Dillard

John Dissmeyer

Bob Emery

Julie Flynn

Jamie Ford

Rocky Fried

Gary Guittard

Melinda Haag

Neha Jogani Narang

Jamie Moldafsky

Michael Neruda

Cameron Phleger

Eric Prosnitz

Chris Roeder

Karen Roye

Don Shaver

Jennifer Steinmann

David Strasburg

Greg Suhr

Amy Tamburro

Doug Tom

Irvenia Waters

Thayer Meicler

Robert Schiff

Jennifer Millet

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 9/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/27/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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.