EIN 20-0421577

Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders

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To provide Youth with diverse sports, educational and community awareness programs that foster physical, intellectual and social development, while instilling pride and helping them build character and self-esteem, so that they can reach their full po...
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Bridgeport Caribe Youth League
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Program areas at Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders

See schedule o. bcyl consistently serves over 700 children with enrichment activities and programs under the 3 platforms of sports, education and community. Sports:bcyl sports programs continue to have the largest participation. The primary objective of the sports programs is to foster an environment of responsibility, respect, integrity and teamwork that will enable our Youth to be successful on and off the field/court. 310 Youth participated in bcyl's offer baseball for Youth ages 5 to 15 and girls' softball ages 9 to 17 from april to august. We incorporate developmental clinics to ensure engagement and foster gains in participation and attendance. All coaches are required to pass the cal ripken / babe ruth certification and pass background checks; in addition to being cpr and virtus certified.-fall baseball/softballduring september and october 52 Youth participated in the fall ball program.-basketballthe basketball program served 142 Youth from kindergarten to 8th grade from september to december. Basketball games takes place at mcgivney community center with practices at mcgivney, bridge academy and achievement first. Coaches and players of the basketball league participate in the developmental clinics prior to the start of the season. All coaches are required to pass background checks; in addition to being cpr and virtus certified.the basketball setting allows the league to have a captured audience prior to, during and after games. This has provided us with an excellent opportunity to offer educational and community outreach events which have been well received within the Bridgeport community. - cheerleadingbcyl's Caribe cheerleading program served 12 Youth between the ages of 5 and 15. The cheerleaders represent bcyl with pride though their participation during games and community events. Education:on the education platform continues to grow as 207 students participated in several educational programs held at the university of Bridgeport and housatonic community college from september to july under the Caribe Youth saturday academy. They include:- bcyl's math and reading tutoring program is held 3 times per year for students in grades 3 to 8. The 1 to 3 tutor to student ratio allows targeted assistance to meet the students' needs. Each cohort has demonstrated an improvement in their post-test compared to pre-test. - the sat prep program prepares high school students for the sat exam. Each cohort has realized at least an 80 points improvement in the post-test versus pre-test. - the girl power enrichment program teaches girls ages 12 to 18 the value of self-respect, boundaries and etiquette. The program is run by women only who are successful business women and community Leaders. - Caribe gambling awareness leadership program offers high school age Youth the opportunity to learn the signs and impact gambling can have on a Youth and family. The Youth make formal presentations at community events and local middle schools. - in 2019 bcyl's success (students understanding college & career expectation to succeed) program was introduced to students ages 14 to 24 and delivered engaging workshops and college/workplace tours to current and past graduate high school students focused on college and career preparation. The program assisted participants to identify their post-secondary goals and help demystify the college process and career pathway. Participants took a skills assessment survey to ensure their skills are in alignment with their career goals. They visited local businesses to learn the required skill sets employers are seeking and visited local colleges to learn about the admission and financial aid process.- the Bridgeport Caribe Youth scholarship fund in partnership with the diocese of Bridgeport, university of Bridgeport and eastern ct state university offer bcyl students high school and college scholarships. Over $1,000,000 in scholarships have been awarded to bcyl students. All scholarship recipients are required to maintain a 2.5 gpa and volunteer 20 hours of their time to bcyl annually. In addition, college acceptance process workshops and college tours are offered for both parents and Youth. - bcyl's honor roll program stresses the importance of striving to get a's and b's in school. We recognize the students who make the honor roll and treat them to a professional sporting events or theatrical performance. In 2018, the honor roll students saw the brooklyn nets new york mets games, and the christmas spectacular at radio city music hall. Over 22% bcyl students are achieving honors! Community:bcyl stresses the importance of giving back to the community. Various programs have been implemented to allow our children to experience the joy of giving. The idea of combining sports and charity has exceeded all expectations as we continue to emphasize the impact someone can make "beyond the game". It is quite an enlightening experience for our Youth and volunteers. - annual food and toy drives -the Youth donate toys and food during the holiday season which they then deliver to local shelters and food pantries. Bcyl has also collected coats for the Bridgeport rescue mission, and turkeys to distribute during thanksgiving to families in need. - bone marrow drive - since 2010 bcyl conducts a bone marrow drive in memory of a.j. Saez. In 2010 a.j. A participant in Caribe's baseball league was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and needed a matching bone marrow donor. Unfortunately, a match was not found on time. Over two hundred (200) parents, volunteers and community residents have registered to become bone marrow donors during the annual event. In addition, a blood drive in partnership with the american red cross is conducted in the summer. This is the spirit exhibited at bcyl, where we are all "family".- park & neighborhood cleanup- over the years, bcyl Youth have participated in a number of city clean-up projects. In addition, Youth participated in a recognition event for bcyl at seaside park where three trees representing bcyl were planted. The tree of peace, tree of unity and tree of dreams with corresponding plaques are planted at seaside park. During the past several years over 100 Youth and parents collectively clean and paint the Caribe fields at ge in preparation for the upcoming baseball and softball season.- Caribe day held in june is a carnival theme community event where bcyl families and the surrounding Bridgeport families to share a day of celebrating community and diversity. The event is run by the Caribe Youth council.- city wide parades- every year Youth participate in the fairfield county puerto rican day, juneteenth, and pt barnum and st. patrick's day parades. It provides the Youth to learn and experience the various cultures and diversity of Bridgeport.- twice per year a family banquet is held to highlight the Youth's sports, education and community achievements. Nearly 800 Youth and family members attended the spring/summer banquet held at lake quassy and over 400 Youth and family members attended the fall/winter banquet at the university of Bridgeport.

Who funds Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fairfield County's Community FoundationFor General Support.$27,000
The Bridgeport Rotary Club FoundationBuilding Today's Youth$15,000
IBEW Local 488 Labor Management Cooperation TrustFinancial Support$10,000
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders

Dan NeumannChief of Baseball and Softball Umpires
John TorresExecutive Director$39,299
Miguel AyalaDirector of Community Outreach$0
Natasha RiversDirector of Education
Guillermo CoraDirector of Sports
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$585,508
Program services$61,748
Investment income and dividends$2,844
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-18,722
Net income from gaming activities$3,148
Net income from sales of inventory$2,214
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$636,740

Form 990s for Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-06-23990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-28990View PDF
2015-122017-03-29990View PDF
...and 13 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from IBEW Local 488 Labor Management Cooperation Trust
July 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
June 18, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsYouth development programsCharities
Human servicesChildren
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1067 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Metro area
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
Fairfield County, CT
Website URL
(203) 913-0073
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
O50: Youth Development Programs, Other
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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