Congratulations Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin on your new home in the Rail Yard Innovation District!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin : 520 N. Broadway St. Suite 220, Green Bay, WI 54303
The new location offers more space, particularly for volunteer recruitment meetings, and more flexibility to grow. The agency served a record 603 children in 2018 and has been serving children in the Greater Green Bay area since 1972.
“This move will allow us to continue our strong commitment to serving children,” said Katie Hess, executive director. “The need in Brown, Door and Shawano counties for young people to have a role model is more urgent than ever. We need to be more visible and accessible to meet that need.”
Performa designed the new space to house their current 11 employees and will accommodate their anticipated growth of six additional employees in the next 10 years. The space features a layout that is open, yet adaptable, to foster communication between team members and better serve families and volunteers whether in small or large gatherings.
“We need a space that is flexible and adapts to the need of the essential work of matching youth with mentors to attract more volunteers of all generations,” said Hess.
“Our mentoring programs are a vital part of the community and we felt that it was important for BBBSNEW to be part of the revitalization and growth of the Broadway District,” said Brad Nycz, president of the Board of Directors. “With a significant rise in operating expenses, the move to our new space is critical right now to set the organization up for long-term sustainability.”
Hess credits generous donors for making the new location possible, including Base Cos., KI, Green Bay Packaging, Cornerstone Foundation, KC Stock Foundation, Performa, Nicolet National Bank, Festival Foods, Green Bay Packers, Nick Family Foundation and ARMS.
“The donors have provided long-time support for Big Brothers Big Sisters and have strong ties to the work that we are doing,” Hess said. “They support our programs to ensure the dollars they donate are helping the community.”
Since 1972, BBBSNEW has provided one-to-one mentoring relationships for more than 12,000 children in the Greater Green Bay area.