On June 1, 2021, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region moved into a new co-working office space located on the corner of North Pearl and Steuben Streets in the heart of downtown Albany. This new office space is the result of a collaboration between the United Way and Redburn Development Partners to make…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, NY is thankful for the tremendous effort our community members put into raising money for our organization through peer-to-peer fundraising. The peer-to-peer fundraising platform enables individuals to raise money for the organization via personalized online pages. Check out some of the great work Jamie Stafford and Matt…

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BBBSCR has expanded its full-time staff to help meet the growing needs of the organization. Our two most recently hired staff members bring over 25 years of fundraising and communications expertise to the organization. The one-to-one mentoring programs that BBBSCR provide are only possible with support from our generous community. We do not receive government…

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Thanks to generous supporters and a second award through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, BBBSCR spent March expanding our full-time program staffing to allow us to meet the anticipated large influx of new child enrollments this year. Our one-to-one mentoring is only possible by an infrastructure that allows our staff to mentor our matches, ensuring…

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Today we are at a crossroads. Due to the pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region has been faced with its most substantial strain on funding and staff ever. Like many businesses and nonprofits throughout the Capital Region, we are trying to navigate the best way forward for our agency during these unsteady…

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On October 22nd, more than 150 guests joined us from the comfort of their homes to celebrate the accomplishments of BBBSCR, to enjoy the (virtual) company of friends, and to raise the funds to sustain our vital mentoring efforts through the rest of the year. We are so grateful to the supporters of Our Big…

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There are so many unknowns about the  impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our local communities, but one truth remains certain: the wellbeing of our youth is critical to our nation’s recovery. When the pandemic reached the Capital Region last spring, our mentoring programs didn’t stop. Social distancing guidelines have altered the nature of in-person meetings,…

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