We are Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York
Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York helps motivated high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds. Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally, and academically prepared for post-secondary education and productive life, breaking barriers so they can become community-minded leaders.
Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that young people have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. They create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York is a proud member of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. Our Network Headquarters, located in St. Louis, Missouri, connects, provides leadership to, and offers signature college-preparatory programming to 16 affiliates. Each affiliate is independently incorporated, governed by its own board of directors, and responsible for its own fundraising. Affiliation and services agreements link the Network to ensure mission and brand fidelity, quality operations, maximum functional capacity, and consistency in training, programmatic standards, and best practices.
OUR MISSION & DNA
To nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become
well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.
Boys Hope Girls Hope utilizes the following
approach to achieve our mission.
• Academically Focused
• Service Oriented
• Long-Term and Comprehensive
• Voluntary in Nature
In our unique residential program, scholars become a part of our community and, for 5 days a week, live in our dorm-style residence halls. They are surrounded by a community of role-model staff and volunteers that work to provide enrichment and support. Through many different avenues, our program is constantly enriched by the outside support of our volunteers and partners in the surrounding area.
See how Boys Hope Girls Hope is prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York is Established
Just two years after the organization was founded, then called The Jesuit Program for Living and Learning, the affiliate began serving boys in residence in Staten Island, NY.
We Became Boys Hope Girls Hope
The name for Jesuit Living and Learning became Boys Hope Girls Hope.
Current Two School On-Site Program Began
Boys Hope Gils Hope of New York was charged by its Board of Directors to close it’s previous operation in Stanton Island, in order to develop an innovative urban boarding program serving young men and women in need from the five boroughs of New York City. We began our partnership with Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Catherine McAuley High School, later changed to Cristo Rey Brooklyn in 2013.
New School Partnership
Upon the closing of Catherine McAuley High School, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York began its partnership with Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, which opened where Catherine McAuley once stood.
New Programming Implemented
College-Readiness Program and Summer Enrichment Academy began, resulting in Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York’s 100% four-year college acceptance rate.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York celebrated 40 years of serving youth!
Pandemic Hits Residential Home
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the girls’ dorm had to close. We are still working diligently to recover from this loss. With your continued support, we can find a new residential home for our girls!
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Director of Programming
Director of Development & Communications
Assistant Development Manager
Dean of Scholars and Residential Life
Director of Wellness and Therapeutic Services
Director of College Access and Collegian Support
Director of Academic Initiatives & Experiential Education
College Access Coordinator
Residential Life Coordinator
Building and Grounds Manager
MEET OUR BOARD
Our Board of Directors are committed to helping us succeed. Many of our members have a long dedicated history with our organization. They believe in our mission and we are thankful for the time they dedicate to us.
Robert M. Grillo
Credit Agricole CIB New York
The Carlyle Group
John J. Halleron III
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
John K. Mara
New York Football Giants
Donald F. Privett
Brown and Riding
Thomas S. Riggs
Latham & Watkins
William J. Graham
William A McKenna, Jr.
Rev. Walter F. Modrys, SJ
Latham & Watkins LLP
T. Troy Dixon
Hollis Park Partners
Frederick C. Johs
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
Rev. James Keenan, SJ
New York Society of Jesuits
The Pheonix Group
Citadel Energy Marketing
Netty H. Tsai