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One Team One Mission

One Team One Mission

Gathering brings BHGH International and Affiliate Leaders Together

The gathering was an eagerly-awaited opportunity for Affiliate and IO staff to come together to envision our collective future, forge consensus around key identity issues, identify shared goals, and strengthen old—and build new—relationships.
Monday, January 9, 2017/Number of views (981)/Comments (0)/
Kristin Ostby de Barillas Takes the Helm as CEO

Kristin Ostby de Barillas Takes the Helm as CEO

Of Kristin, Paul Minorini said: “Kristin has been with BHGH for 11 years, and in that time has performed incredibly well, both in her passion for the mission and the development/growth of the International programs, as well as in her many contributions to the organization as a whole. Kristin has been my and the Board’s overwhelming first choice for a successor for many years, and we have worked to ensure that she has gained the experience, exposure and passion to rise to that level. In short, Kristin is a ‘first round draft pick’ who is poised and ready to take the next professional step in our organization’s leadership.”
Friday, January 6, 2017/Number of views (1023)/Comments (0)/
Paul Minorini’s 30-year Legacy

Paul Minorini’s 30-year Legacy

Reflecting and Looking Ahead

Of his tenure, Fr. Sheridan has recently communicated: “Paul has been an amazing leader for Boys Hope Girls Hope”…working “tirelessly to win the necessary financial resources needed to maintain and grow the operation, and relating personally to our scholars at every turn. On a personal level, Paul’s character with its pronounced integrity won over individuals, foundations and corporations to embrace this mission and to invest generously in it.”
Thursday, January 5, 2017/Number of views (2061)/Comments (0)/
Thursday, December 29, 2016/Number of views (878)/Comments (0)/
Boys Hope Girls Hope Selects Kristin Ostby de Barillas as Next President and CEO

Boys Hope Girls Hope Selects Kristin Ostby de Barillas as Next President and CEO

In January, Boys Hope Girls Hope’s Board of Directors initiated a full review of succession plans for key leaders as a component of the organization’s Human Capital Management Plan. The Executive Committee of the Board, in collaboration with outgoing president Paul Minorini, selected Kristin to succeed Paul Minorini as the next president and CEO.  Kristin will immediately assume the role of President, and Paul Minorini will continue in the role of CEO through December 2016, when the full transition will take place.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Number of views (3238)/Comments (0)/
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In Illinois...

 

  • In the seven-county area of Metropolitan Chicago, almost 30% (172,000) of children live in zip codes where risks to their well-being (lacking family support, inadequate access to quality health care, poor educational opportunities, high crime rates, and high parental unemployment rates).

 

  •  High schools in the Chicago metro area have dropout rates higher than the state average.

 

  • In the Chicago City Public School District, the rate of students graduating from high school within four years is 61.8%.

 

How Boys Hope Girls Hope meets that need:

 

  • 80% of the youth we serve are in the racial minority.

 

  • The majority of youth in our care have no immediate family member with a college degree. 

 

  • Almost all of the youth we serve come from dangerous neighborhoods and experienced a lack of supervision.

 

  • Our college retention rate is 89-94%, compared to the national average of 66%.

 

  • All local Illinois scholars participate in extra-curricular and civic programs and engage in countless hours of service learning.  Nearly 70% receive academic honors at their schools.

 

  • Since 1996, over 80% of the youth who became part of the program have remained in the program through high school graduation.

 

  • Nationwide, since 1991, 100% of our U.S. alumni have gone on to college.

 

  • Since 1996, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois has averaged a 77% retention rate of students in college.

 

  • Our alumni across the country are successful professionals, responsible community members, and nurturing spouses, fathers and mothers. 

 

Since 1991, 100% of Boys Hope Girls Hope alumni have gone on to college or another post-secondary educational institution.