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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Overview

Atlanta, GA
201 to 500 employees
1860
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
BGCA Clubs serve nearly 4 million youth in over 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and at BGCA-affiliated youth centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. BGCA Clubs are affiliates of the National Organization. Each community-based club is led by paid, trained ... Read more

Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the nation's premier youth development organization. Our programs, training and services impact nearly 4 million children and teens every year. We are always looking for qualified professionals with a passion for improving young lives. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. We have strong values, embrace diversity and offer great benefits to allow our employees to maintain work/life balance. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQV1x

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America – Why Work For Us?


Vision

Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

History

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut - Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.   With character development as the cornerstone of the experience, the Club focused on capturing boys interests, improving their behavior and increasing their personal expectations and goals.  A cause was born.

History Highlights

In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations – this marked the start of a nationwide Movement and our national organization.

In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.

In 1956, Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter.

To recognize the fact that girls are a part of our cause, the national organization's name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Accordingly, Congress amended and renewed our charter.

2006 marked the Centennial year of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as we celebrated 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.

Welcome to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Please click this link to view our current open positions career page. This is the place to start if you are interested in a rewarding career within the nation’s premier youth development Movement.

The Boys & Girls Club Movement

The Boys & Girls Club Movement includes more than 1,140 independent organizations and the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Autonomous local organizations serve youth and communities in 4,300 Club locations with 56,000 adult professional staff, as well as program volunteers and board members. BGCA serves local organizations, but does not manage the operations of individual Clubs. Member organizations are governed locally.

Generation to Generation

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to ensuring that America’s youth, especially those who need us most, graduate from high school on time and with a plan for the future. Summer Brain Gain is a summer learning loss prevention program developed specifically for Boys & Girls Clubs to integrate into their traditional summer schedule.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The organization will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to, veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or any other protected group status as defined by law. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will also not discriminate against employees or applicants based on sexual orientation or gender identity. 

BGCA’s values can be summed up in the phrase I CARE.


To ensure that kids, Clubs and our colleagues are always our highest priorities, we commit to these values:
INTEGRITY: We are authentic, honest, and transparent; we strive to do the right thing every day, every time.
COLLABORATION: We work effectively within and across teams, with engaged and empowered people to accomplish our goals; we celebrate success together.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We do what we say and hold each other to the highest standards; we are impeccable stewards of all our resources.
RESPECT: We honor diversity and inclusion, treat others with respect, and express gratitude; we embrace alternative ways of thinking.
EXCELLENCE: We excel in service delivery, rigorously measure impact, and work to continuously improve ourselves and our organization; we are innovative.

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    Committed team members bonded by love of working with kids.

    Cons

    relatively low salaries in overall youth development field

    Advice to Management

    focus on providing key programs really well instead of trying to do all programs

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boys & Girls Clubs of America in September 2016.

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    I asked question of past experience. I answered with previous experiences I had and what I learned from them. They also asked why what was a failure in the past and what I learned from it.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Awards & Accolades

  • Best nonprofit to Work 2017, Indeed.com, 2017
  • Best Place to Work 2018, Indeed, 2018
  • Nonprofit Power Brand 100(#10), Cone, 2009
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Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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