We believe that all children should have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire opened its doors in 2013 with the help of the Orange County agency, recognizing the mentoring void in the region. Serving more than 600 children each year in the metro regions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire has quality mentoring models that are changing lives of children in the region.



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Graduate from High School

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Enroll in College

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More Likely to Obtain a Bachelors Degree

Better attitude towards school 83%
Improved academic performance 71%
Higher self-esteem 89%


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of Littles have been exposed to abuse, violence or neglect

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of Littles parents did not begin high school

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of Littles have had an incarcerated parent

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of Littles come from single-parent households

Children from single-parent households make up…

high school dropouts 71%
runways 90%
teen suicides 63%
juvenile court cases 90%

Teen girls from single parent households are 30% more likely to become pregnant


Executive & Governing Board

Todd Pickup – Board Chair
Navin Narang – Vice Chair
Cary Hyden – Secretary
Erin Boyl – Treasurer
Patty Arvielo
Steve Borowski
Tim Crosson
Peter Desforges
Tom Duddy
Paul Fruchbom
Caroline Siefert-Sabo
Matt Stowe
Jeff Swindell
Henry Walker
Gary Wilson
Tim Andrews
Matt Bailey
Rudy Baldoni
Ellen Bancroft
Kurt Belcher
Phil Berry
Steve Blanc
Dale Camera
Brad Coleman
Brian Davis
Nori Ebersole
Chris Flick
Mike Fox
Rob Friedman
Elliot Gordon
Steve Holley
Chris Ivey
Scharrell Jackson
Blake Johnson
Guy Johnson
John Lennell
Ed Lieskovan
Tracy Miller-Weiner
Dave Moellenhoff
Scott Nelson
Chris Reedy
Thomas Reyes
Mark Rutherford
Tim Ryan
Marilyn Stemper
Brian Stevens
Gus Theisen
Kim Thompson

Regional Board

Erik Anderson
Phyllis Anderson
Andy Bryant
Jim Davenport
Allison Ellingson
Chris Foster
Vince French
Nick Fusca
Fred Grand
Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson
Kathryn Gutierrez
Skylor Harrison
Eugene Kim
Brent Lee
Jeremiah Lee
Ken Lineberger
Joseph Ortiz
Erin Phillips
Dennis Shannon
Matt Stowe
Gustavo Theisen
Chris Venhoff
David Werner
Mike West
Brett Zour

Southwest Board

Kelly Bell
Rusty Cochran
Robert “Bob” Gedeon
Cyndi Light
Bill Olien
Nick Psomas
Sonya Sanders
Shawn Sorensen
Kristin Stolte
Karen Totty
Robert “Bob” Tyler

Alumni Board

Bill Chamberlain
Ben Johnson
Kathy Wright
Al Zelinka


Lunch and Learn

Can our staff come in and present about being a Big?  We are happy to come into your team meeting for as little as 15 minutes to educate your employees on the rewards of being a mentor to one of the children on our waitlist.


Does your company have products or tickets you can donate for our auction or for our kids?  Contact us to see if you have something we need!

Workplace Mentoring

This site-based program matches a local corporation with a school in our community.  Employee “Bigs” are matched, one-to-one with a student from the partner school and the matches meet in a group setting once a month at the partner corporation.  Learn More →

Casual for a Cause

Have a casual day in your workplace to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Encourage employees to “dress down” or wear jeans to work in exchange for a small donation.

Third-Party Events

Would you like to coordinate a golf tournament, run or shopping experience or other event with the proceeds benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters?  We have a team dedicated to assisting you with event logistics, payment collection, social media, marketing and invitations.

For more information on partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact Jennifer O’Farrell (jofarrell@iebigs.org) at 909.763.5959.

Corporate Partners

Ahern Adcock Devlin, LLC
Altura Credit Union
Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors
Best Best & Krieger
BJs Brewery and Restaurant
Chuck E. Cheese
Columbia Steel
Costco Wholesale
Dionysus (Wine Dash)
Heroes Riverside
Holstrom Block & Parke
Jack in the Box

JWB Tax and Financials
Majestic Realty
Mathis Brothers Furniture
Merrill Lynch
Raging Waters
Security Bank
Spectrum Business
Stronghold Engineering
The Salted Pig
United Technologies
Windermere Tower Realty


A.Gary Anderson Family Foundation
Albert B. Cutter Memorial Fund
Arrowhead United Way
BBVA Compass
California Endowment
City of Rialto
City of Riverside
County of Riverside
County of Riverside, Board of Supervisors
Edison International
Fontana Hope Foundation
Grace Helen Spearman Foundation
Inland Empire United Way
KaBoom Foundation

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Fontana
LeVecke Family Foundation
Majestic Realty Foundation
Molino Health Care
Niagara Cares
Riverside Rotary Foundation
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The Community Foundation, Community Impact Fund
The Community Foundation, Stebler Fund
The Community Foundation, Youth Grantmakers Fund
United Way Corona Norco
United Way Inland Valleys

Regional Partners

Corporate Partners


At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of role models to change the life of a child for the better, forever.

We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Job applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to careers@iebigs.org.


Site-Based Program Specialist

Posted July 17, 2018


JOB TITLE: Site-Based Program Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Site-Based Mentoring Program

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Our Mission: Our Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one to one mentoring relationships that have measurable impact. Our Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities.



The Site-Based Program Specialist is responsible for facilitating sessions, conducting match support and providing overall support of Site-Based matches to ensure child safety and long-term caring relationships between matches while focusing on positive outcomes for youth.


Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Facilitate and supervise site sessions, ensuring positive match development and safety of both Bigs (mentors) and Littles (mentees).
  • Provide timely and comprehensive written assessments and recommendations for participation in the program.
  • Identify suitable, potential matches.
  • Contribute to site curriculum.
  • Provide ongoing support in a creative manner for assigned matches to achieve length of match, closure, and outcome evaluation goals.
  • Conduct monthly match support that is accomplished through in-person, e-mail, or telephone contact.
  • Provide recommendations for volunteer appreciation and participate in events
  • Facilitate in-person match meetings.
  • Provide accurate and timely program statistics.
  • Maintain accurate file documentation for each match according to BBBSA standards and agency policies.
  • Attend agency staff and departmental meetings.
  • Work effectively with assigned partner school(s) as well as plan and facilitate meetings as appropriate.
  • Assist with volunteer orientations and training.
  • Ensure high-level expertise in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies, and procedures throughout all aspects of job function.
  • Effectively use active and attentive listening to confirm understanding.
  • Coach others through use of reflective questioning; personalize communication content and delivery to fit different perspectives, backgrounds, or styles of audience.
  • Document information about matches clearly and concisely in order to keep records accurate and up to date.
  • Solid conflict-resolution skills (internal and external conflicts).
  • Attend/complete appropriate meetings and trainings as directed by supervisor.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Bilingual in Spanish – oral and written – required

  • Must have access to reliable automobile, valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance

  • Experience with at-risk/high-risk youth (volunteer and/or paid) preferred

  • Familiar with Windows XP software applications

  • High level of customer service

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer service both in-person and via telephone.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

  • Maintains confidentiality throughout daily operations

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment with heavy workload, while exercising good judgement, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.



Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets firsthand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; ensures customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Organizational Ability: Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Results/Outcome Oriented: Is motivated by results; can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully; bottom-lined oriented; pushes self for results; sets clear objectives and measures, monitors process and progress; brings forward innovative practices and suggestions for improvements. Promotes

Vision and Mission: Effectively promotes the agency mission and vision, internally, as well as with the broader community.



The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

  • Routine office environment.
  • Frequent independent travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOC/IE will be “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOC/IE may end your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.

If you are asked to come in for an interview, please complete this job application in advance and bring it in-person to the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at the time of your interview—do NOT submit the application via email. Big Brothers Big Sisters is not responsible for sensitive material in this application if it is sent via email (including but not limited to social security numbers and contact information).


It’s your money that keeps us going and enables us to start more kids on the right path. So you have every right to know how it is used. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire is satellite office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, a 501c3 (tax exempt) organization.