Have you ever wondered what the process is to become a Big Brother or Big Sisters? Maybe you were curious about the time commitment it takes each month. BBBSCR’s Lisa O’Sullivan, Program Director, and Enriquette (Queta) Duran, Program Manager, appeared on a podcast called “Other Voices” last month, giving an  in-depth look at what our…

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ALBANY, NY — Smiles could be seen all around The Blake Annex as Bigs and Littles gathered for the inaugural Big Back-to-School Party. Celebrating the end of summer, BBBSCR provided Bigs, Littles and their families with many fun and engaging activities, highlighted by a backpack and school supply giveaway. To kick off the festivities, a…

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On June 30, 2021, BBBSCR held an appreciation reception for its Matchmaker Giving Society, in its new office space located at The Blake Annex in downtown Albany. The evening provided guests the opportunity to see friends, old and new, after nearly 18 months due to COVID-19. Perhaps the highlight of the evening was the opportunity…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region has announced the following Big/Little matches as nominees for its 2021 BBBSCR Match of Year. The nominees were selected based on the strength of their relationship and three key outcomes which include educational success, risk avoidance, and pro-social behaviors. Congratulations! The nominees are: Big Chuck & Little Shazir…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) is saying goodbye to three staff members after their years of dedication to youth in the Capital Region. Combined, their efforts have made possible countless matches and sustained Big/Little relationships through the pandemic. We thank them for their many contributions to the organization and wish them…

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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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