3/25/14 - NY1 -
Experts Discuss Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
"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 - Epoch Times. -
Wall Street Financiers Play Ping Pong for Charity.
"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."
11/23/13 - CBS -
Kids Learn About Life And Football At Annual Gridiron Games
"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."
9/20/13 - 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
"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 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 - Crain's New York Business -
SNAPS: Jazz night raises money for mentoring programs
"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
"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
"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
"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
“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
"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
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
4/22/13 - News 12 Brooklyn- BK boy awards Victor Cruz with community service award
"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."
4/14/13 - News 12 Brooklyn- Brooklyn Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring duo to be
honored at fundraiser
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
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
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
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
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
“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