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26 Jun, 2014, 12:52 ET Jamie Foxx Recounts the Role of His Mentors During Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's Annual Awards Gala Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal

 On June 17th at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognized the generosity of...


20 Mar, 2014, 07:23 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners With The U.S. Department Of Labor, Employment And Training Administration

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America announces its proven one-to-one youth mentoring services will be integrated into the U.S. Department of...


08 Oct, 2013, 07:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters y Latina Mom Bloggers llama a los hombres a tomar la iniciativa y convertirse en mentores en la próxima fiesta en Twitter #LatinoBigs

Acompáñenos el martes, 8 de octubre a las 9.00 p.m. hora del este/6.00 p.m. hora del Pacífico y sea testigo de Big Brothers Big...


08 Oct, 2013, 07:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters and Latina Mom Bloggers Calls on Hombres to Step Up and Become Mentors at Upcoming Twitter Party #LatinoBigs

 Join us on Tuesday, October 8th at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT, as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America co-presents a Twitter Party with the Latina...


01 May, 2013, 19:53 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters' Mentoring Brothers in Action Ambassador VaShawn Mitchell to Donate a Portion of CD Sales to Upstate Agency

 Six-time Stellar Award-winner and GRAMMY® Award-nominated gospel recording artist VaShawn Mitchell is set to perform at Spartanburg,...


24 Apr, 2013, 09:00 ET New Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey Report Suggests Mentoring has Positive Effects on the Whole Child

 The 2013 Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey (YOS) report reflects across-the-board gains for youth a year after being in a...


29 Nov, 2012, 19:59 ET Jamie Foxx Announces Biggest Role Ever: National Spokesperson, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

 A small group of teen and pre-teen boys and their mentors joined Oscar Award Winning Actor Jamie Foxx at a private party at his Los...


28 Nov, 2012, 16:45 ET American Promise Debuts at Sundance Festival with an Urgent Call to Action

 Today, the Sundance Film Festival announced its selection of American Promise for the 2013 festival.  The provocative documentary spans...


26 Sep, 2012, 09:00 ET Raymund A. Paredes Joins Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's Board of Directors

Raymund A. Paredes, PhD, has accepted an appointment to join Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's Board of Directors. Dr. Paredes currently holds...


26 Sep, 2012, 09:00 ET Leonard A. Bernstein Joins Big Brothers Big Sisters' National Board of Directors

Reed Smith LLP partner Leonard A. Bernstein has accepted an appointment to join Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's Board of...


11 Jul, 2012, 15:39 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Names Marlene L. Olshan Chief Operating Officer

 Marlene L. Olshan will join Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as Chief Operating Officer, effective November 1, 2012.  Since 2001,...


03 Jul, 2012, 09:00 ET Michael Baisden Foundation to Make Mentoring Matter At 9th Annual Anniversary Celebration

 Guests attending Michael Baisden's 9th Anniversary celebration July 14 at the Apollo Theatre will learn why mentoring matters so much to...


23 Apr, 2012, 17:23 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America Board Announces New President And Chief Executive Officer

 The Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of T. Charles Pierson as the national...


22 Mar, 2012, 09:00 ET United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters Partnership Improves Educational Success Rate for High-Risk Elementary and Middle School Youth

 United Way Worldwide and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America have created a partnership to expand evidence-based, one-to-one mentoring...


05 Oct, 2011, 12:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to Receive OJJDP FY2011 National Mentoring Grants Totaling $13.3 Million

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Youth Mentoring Grants, totaling...


11 Aug, 2011, 09:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters Elects Emily Chen Carrera to National Board

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's board of directors has named Emily Chen Carrera as its newest member.  She will hold a three-year term....


14 Jun, 2011, 08:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters Recognizes National Partners at Annual Conference

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, recognizing the growth and importance of its corporate support, has presented five of its distinguished...


13 Jun, 2011, 08:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters Awards Gregory R. Page Highest National Honor

Gregory R. Page, chairman and chief executive officer of Cargill, Incorporated, has received Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's 2011 Charles G....


08 Nov, 2010, 16:04 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Names John Avondolio Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's largest donor-funded mentoring network, has named John Avondolio Vice President of Marketing and...


25 Oct, 2010, 09:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Names Max Miller Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's largest donor-supported mentoring network, has named Max Miller Chief Administrative Officer,...


12 Jul, 2010, 09:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters Workplace Mentoring Selected by 100 Women in Hedge Funds as Beneficiary of Its 2010 New York Gala

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's largest mentoring network, has been selected by 100 Women in Hedge Funds as the beneficiary of...


15 Jun, 2010, 09:00 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters and Comcast Announce Mentoring Network's Top Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America this month will recognize two of the nation's top mentors at its 2010 Nationwide Leadership Summit....


11 Mar, 2010, 09:00 ET W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant Helping Mentoring Network Become a More Forceful Voice for Vulnerable Kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is bolstering its capacity to advocate for vulnerable children, families and communities.  A new $398...


20 Nov, 2009, 11:27 ET Big Brothers Big Sisters, Little Brothers Little Sisters Come Together to Thank MetLife Foundation for Hispanic Mentoring Grants Totaling $1 Million

Children benefitting from Big Brothers Big Sisters' Hispanic Mentoring Program came together during a celebration held at Gilbert Elementary in...


18 Aug, 2009, 14:35 ET Hector Cortez to Lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's Hispanic Mentoring Programs

Hector Cortez, a leader in community outreach and advocacy for national and international faith-based organizations, has been named director of...