Big Brothers Big Sisters Logo

Be a Big
Donate



Welcome
Home > News & Events > In the News

In the News

3/25/14 - Local Bozo - MARIANO RIVERA AMONG HONOREES AT BBBS OF NYC ‘SIDEWALKS’ GALA
Mariano "More than 3,600 underprivileged children are helped each year by the charitable efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. Though we’ve extolled the incredible virtues of the nonprofit group time and time again in this space, their mission of providing mentoring and one-to-one assistance for children and students in low income housing is both inspiring and imperative to some of America’s future leaders that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance. The organization once again brought the pageantry of their annual 'Sidewalks of New York' awards dinner to the luxury of the Waldorf Astoria New York in midtown for another unforgettable evening of fundraising and outright motivation."



3/25/14 - NY1 - Experts Discuss Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
RFK "David Banks, president and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, Mel Blackman, veteran addiction counselor and inmate advocate of the Burning House Project who is also the author of the book "Crisis in Urban Black America: The Enemy We Choose Not To See,” and Hector Batista, CEO of Big Brothers/Big Sisters NYC, joined Inside City Hall to discuss ways to deliver on President Barack Obama’s call to how to help young men stay on a positive path."



1/26/14 - Crain's - Taking a shine to volunteers - Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City starts a campaign to find male volunteers at shoeshine stands.
RFK "Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is hoping that men will leave Manhattan shoeshine stands with more than just gleaming oxfords. The nonprofit recently started a campaign that uses the stands to help find more male volunteers."



1/26/14 - Epoch Times. - Wall Street Financiers Play Ping Pong for Charity.
RFK "Dozens of Wall Street financiers competed at the 6th Annual Tournament of the Champions Pong table tennis tournament in Grand Central Terminal Friday. The five-hour event drew hundreds of spectators throughout the day. The Ping-Pong matches, however, weren’t about winning. Each team paid $3,500 to participate. The money goes to the youth mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York, a nonprofit that serves children in need of adult role models."



1/18/14 - Bronx News 12 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC partners with Bronx Volunteer Coalition to host literacy event at Bronx Museum of Arts
Bronx "Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is partnering with the Bronx Volunteer Coalition to encourage literacy in the borough. A student literacy event was held at the Bronx Museum of Arts Saturday as part of National Mentoring Month. Organizers say the focus of the event is to get more Bronx residents to become mentors and encourage local kids to read."



11/23/13 - CBS - Kids Learn About Life And Football At Annual Gridiron Games
RFK "Pint sized football players with huge spirits received a pep talk from former NFL players like Bruce Harper before hitting the turf for the annual Gridiron Games. “It’s been a fun experience to meet all of the retired football greats,” Wilese Neville said. Neville was among more than 150 kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City that took part in the event. “It’s like a once in a lifetime opportunity to have as much fun as I can,” Alijah England said."



9/21/13 - NY1 - Fundraiser "Race For Kids" Celebrates Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring
RFK "Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC helps three thousand kids with its mentoring and other services, and in an effort to help continue the program, thousands laced up their running and walking shoes and headed to Prospect Park on Saturday."



9/20/13 - NBC - Race for the Kids with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
"Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC trustee Mark Standish, Big Brother Paul Pabon and Little Brother Justin Pierre visit the studio to talk about the RBC Race for the Kids event, an effort to rasie money that will ensure funds for mentors to continue guiding young people throughout NYC."



6/18/13 - New York Nonprofit Press - Casino Night Wins $1.4M for BBBS of NYC
Casino Jazz Night "Big Sister Amanda Zapp and Little Sister Ashleigh from the Cantor Fitzgerald workplace mentoring program presented awards to this year’s honorees, Jonathan Mechanic, chairman of the real estate department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Peter Riguardi, president of the New York tri-state region at Jones Lang LaSalle. The widely-attended soiree – a favorite of the real estate industry – raised more than $1.4 million for BBBS of NYC’s mentoring programs, which currently serve more than 3,500 young people throughout the five boroughs each year."



6/18/13 - Black Tie International Magazine - Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Hosts 14th Annual Real Estate Casino Jazz Night
Casino Jazz Night "'Casino Jazz Night is a very special event that brings together New York’s greater real estate communities for an evening of fun and fundraising', said Paul N. Glickman, vice chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle and trustee of BBBS of NYC. 'We’re pleased to see this important event grow with each year, and proud to demonstrate the real estate industry’s commitment to improving the lives of young people in this city.'"



6/18/13 - Melanie Fiona World - Melanie Fiona Performs At The Big Brothers Big Sisters Of New York City Casino Jazz Night
"Melanie Fiona performed at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Of New York City 14th Annual Casino Jazz Night. Watch her performances of Watch Me Work, Titanium and Where Have You Been."



6/18/13 - Crain's New York Business - SNAPS: Jazz night raises money for mentoring programs
Casino Jazz Night "Paul Glickman, Peter Riguardi, David Levinson and Jonathan Mechanic at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC's 14th Annual Casino Jazz Night on June 12, which raised more than $1.4 million for the organization's youth mentoring programs."



4/25/13 - The New York Times - Evening Hours - Bill Cunningham
Power of Mentoring "The awards dinner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City drew some 1,000 guests to the Waldorf-Astoria."



4/25/13 - Black Tie International Magazine - 34th Annual Sidewalks of New York Dinner
Honorees and Matches "In the most successful Sidewalks of New York Dinner yet, more than 1000 attendees came together to watch three BBBS of NYC matches (a match is a 'Little' Brother or Sister and his or her 'Big' Brother or Sister) present awards to this year's honorees. Prior to the event, the matches had the opportunity to meet with the honorees they recognized, learn about their background and discuss common experiences and interests; they spent several weeks writing and rehearsing their remarks for the award presentation. Each delivered a touching speech that recounted their experiences in their own words."



4/25/13 - groundcontrolparenting.com - J.R. Smith and The Power of Mentoring
Power of Mentoring "Watching those adorable, well spoken 'littles'...confidently tell the packed room how much they admired and appreciated their 'Bigs', and hearing the 'Bigs' say how rewarding it was to spend time with and learn from their 'littles' was truly inspirational. No doubt that these are life changing relationships."



4/25/13 - New York Nonprofit Press - BBBS NYC Raises $2,4 Mil at Sidewalks of New York Dinner
Honorees and Matches “Through our mentoring programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC improves the lives of young people throughout the five boroughs, and when we invest in our children, the city is stronger for it,” said Hector Batista, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. “Tonight we thank our supporters – for recognizing the power of mentoring and helping us work toward our mission of ensuring that every young person who wants or needs a mentor has one.”



4/23/13 - localbozo.com - Victor Cruz Among Honorees at 2013 ‘Sidewalks of New York’ Annual Gala
Tamauri and his Big with Cruz "PepsiCo Chair and CEO Indra K. Nooyi welcomed three different Big Brothers/Sisters and their Littles to present the Corporate Award (Randy Milch, EVP Verizon Communications), the Community Service Award (Author Tina Lundgren), and the Sports Award (New York Giants’ Wide Receiver Victor Cruz) to the evening’s special honorees.

While recognizing the work done by each individual was certainly worthy of tremendous praise, it was the back and forth dialogue between the young presenters themselves that truly made all of us in attendance appreciate how our dollars are helping actual people."



4/22/13 - News 12 Brooklyn- BK boy awards Victor Cruz with community service award
Mentoring Duo "East New York resident Tamurai Smith honored free-agent wide receiver Victor Cruz for his community service at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. As a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Smith and his mentor, Eric Dilello, were selected from among 3,000 pairs to hand over the hardware.

The organization also raised more than $2 million at the event, which will help serve the thousands of children who rely on the nonprofit charity's relationship-building services."



4/15/13 - New York Post- Giants’ Victor Cruz to be honored by Brooklyn boy and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Victor and Tamauri “Meeting Victor Cruz was awesome,” Tamauri said. “He told me about working hard even when the odds seem stacked against you – whether in school or in sports. And he has a positive attitude that makes it easy to look up to him.”



4/14/13 - News 12 Brooklyn- Brooklyn Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring duo to be honored at fundraiser
Mentoring Duo Eric and Tamauri say the Big Brothers Big Sisters program changed their lives.



1/29/13 - Match Visits Bronx BP Diaz to Recieve Proclimation for National Mentoring Month
National Mentoring Month BP Diaz Match Jermaine and Josiah visited Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in honor of National Mentoring Month.

“Young people face so many challenges growing up today and the presence of a mentor can make all the difference in overcoming these obstacles and becoming a successful adult,” said BP Diaz.



1/24/13 - Match speaks on Telemundo
Little Julio and Big Kevin reflect on how being matched has changed each of their lives.

Enero es el mes nacional de los mentores y la organización Big Brothers, Big Sisters de NY está haciendo un llamado para que más Hispanos se ofrezcan como voluntarios y ayuden a la niñez.



1/24/13 - 5th Annual ToC Pong Tournament Comes to Grand Central
Our friends at JOOLA USA made this amazing video recap of ToC Pong! This event raised much needed funds for us to continue our mission of mentoring NYC youth.



1/23/13 - Match Visits City Hall to Recieve Proclimation from Christine C. Quinn for National Mentoring Month
Matches visit Christine Quinn Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC Match Jessica and Carrie visited City Hall to accept a proclamation from Christine C. Quinn for National Mentoring Month.



1/18/13 - Superstar EVE Visits our Littles
Matches meet EVE The lovely & talented EVE visited our office during National Mentoring Month to talk with our Bigs & Littles about the impact of mentoring.



1/10/13 - Whole Foods 5% Day Supports BBBS of NYC
Whole Foods Day In a partnership with BBBS of NYC supporter Whole Foods 5% of the day's sales at each of Whole Foods 7 Manhattan locations was donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.

Here, BBBS of NYC Executive Director Hector Batista for stops by the E57th Street store to support.



1/3/13 - Littles Ring NYSE Closing Bell to Kickoff National Mentoring Month
NYSE Bell “Little Brothers” Jose Silva and Jose Cruz of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

(Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext) Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext



For MORE news stories click here