Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is making a big move at the end of October. We are relocating our headquarters from the current downtown location to 750 West Hampden Avenue in Englewood. The move gives our 42-person organization nearly 1,000 square-feet of additional space while saving us more than $60,000 in rent annually. The new space offers a location that is close proximity to several BBBSC programs, and the cost savings will enable BBBSC to hire additional staff and expand the number of at-risk youth we are able to serve here in Colorado.
"As any nonprofit knows, it's always a challenge to balance the desire to be as close as possible to the audiences you serve and the need to tightly manage overhead costs such as rent in order to have the resources to serve the greatest number of people," said Dave Ryan, CEO of BBBSC. "We look forward to growing our programming here, creating a fun and professional workspace in which our employees can thrive, and enriching the lives of kids facing adversity in our state through meaningful mentoring relationships."
With the cost savings, our agency will be able to serve 2,100 matches in 2017. "We're going to get more space for less money by going a little bit outside of Denver," Ryan said. "We don't want to spend lots of money on rent. We want to spend lots of money on kids."
We invite you to join us on Thursday, December 1st when we will showcase our new space with an Open House and display artwork from our very own Littles who are in the program.