Our Mission

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


Our Vision

All youth achieve their full potential.


About Us:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest is a private non-profit social change organization affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Funded by local investments only, BBBS helps children realize their full potential and build their futures by providing dedicated one-to-one mentors to each child who comes through our door.

Our goal is to use the power of life changing mentoring relationships to help youth improve their academic achievement, empower them to make positive life choices, graduate from high school, have higher aspirations, greater confidence, and positive & supportive relationships.

Board Members

Not pictured – Hope Alabi (M Financial), John Donohue (Moss Adams), Kristina Ewing (Andersen Construction), Justin Fox (KPMG, LLC) and Ken Beattie (Flowbird). Click here for a full list of our Board of Directors.

Our board members are motivated by the good work we do in the world. Creating positive impact in the lives of the children we serve and supporting the good our volunteers bring to the program.

Meet our Staff

Recruitment Manager
Program Manager - Enrollment and Matching, Bilingüe
Chief Executive Officer
Beyond School Walls Coordinator, ¡Orgullosamente Bilingüe!
Enrollment & Matching Specialist
Chief Program Officer ¡Orgullosamente bilingüe!
Chief Development Officer
Enrollment & Matching Specialist
Development Director
Finance Associate
Program Manager - Training and Quality Assurance
Program Manager-Community Based
Program Specialist
Match Support Specialist
Senior Program Specialist
Finance Director
Community Resource Specialist ¡Orgullosamente bilingüe!
Program Coordinator - Futuros Grandes
Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Gold Standard Award

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest has been awarded the Gold Standard Award for the year 2018. Only 15 out of 256 sites across the country achieved this distinction in 2018. The following criteria must be met in calendar year 2018 in order for affiliates to earn these awards, which will be announced in Spring 2019 and presented at the 2019 National Conference. 

  • Serve a minimum of 100 children and raise $200,000 in revenue.
  • Achieve a Community-Based 12-month retention rate that is 5 percentage points higher than the national average for the network in 2017. 
  • Achieve a Site-Based 12-month retention rate that is 5 percentage points higher than the national average for the network in 2017. 
  • Maintain a Match Support Contact done rate of 90%.
  • Show growth in number of end active matches.
  • Post a positive net income at the end of the affiliate’s fiscal year that ends during 2019.  

We want to thank all of our Bigs, Littles, families, supporters, and friends for helping us hit these goals. We are proud to offer the quality of service that it takes to be a Gold Standard Agency.

Careers with BBBS

Check this space for positions as they become available, we’re growing in 2023!