Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Rating: 4.87 stars   23 reviews


230 N 13th Street Philadelphia PA 19107 USA


Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors.

Target demographics:

Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of about 370 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 250,000 children.


Brand development includes the information delivered to the agencies via conferences, meetings, and training sessions. Also, bbbsa supports the local staff and board in development for further bbbsa visibility and impact.

program development: bbbsa works with agencies to develop programs and tools for agency use. This category also includes a learning and support function.

agency development: this category includes grants to agencies. Also includes field-based staff that engaged in direct support to the agencies.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Reviews for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

As a former recrutier for BBBS, I had the priviledge of seeing the magic that happens when a caring adult is willing to give a few hours a week to a child who just needs someone in their life to befriend them. Each match provides an opportunity for a life changing relationship! Thanks to each and everyone of you, past, present and future Big Brothers and Big Sisters!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

serving as a recruiter for volunteers as well as serving as a volunteer

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to have more adults volunteer so they can serve all of the children waitng for a Big

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