09/16/2014 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

Greetings Kids Korps Members!
As part of the transition of Kids Korps with the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito we will be sending out frequent updates and answers to questions we have been receiving.  Please email any questions you have to kidskorps@bgcsandieguito.org.
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Partner Nonprofits Stay Involved with Kids Korps
09/16/2014 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

Dear Kids Korps Nonprofit/Volunteer Project Partner

In case you weren’t aware, on August 20, 2014 the Board of Directors for Kids Korps USA announced that the youth volunteer organization will be a part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. Through this merger, Kids Korps USA’s mission, members and services will be better leveraged and achieve economies of scale under the Boys & Girls Clubs infrastructure. As Partners of Kids Korps, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito wants you to know that our organization is deeply committed to continuing the legacy of Kids Korps USA and will continue to offer youth and their families’ valuable opportunities in making a difference in the lives of others.

As one of the many key nonprofit partners of Kids Korps, you have been engaged in a mutually beneficial collaboration throughout the years.  Thank you for your continued involvement and support.  You have played a critical role by hosting volunteer opportunities for our members so that they can broaden their understanding of the world around them, experience giving back and being part of a community, as well as gain a deeper understanding of their own passions, interests and abilities. In turn, your agency has been able to access volunteer support needed to fulfill your mission and program goals as well as expanded your circle of influence and agency recognition.  We want you to remain along on the continued journey with us.

Kids Korps USA, now a program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, will continue to offer children, youth and families easy ways to volunteer.  This is critical need and gap for San Diego County. While we work through the details of this transition to Boys & Girls Clubs and prepare to re-launch the brand Kids Korps in the last quarter of the calendar year, we encourage you to stay connected to us.  We are extremely delighted to have you on our journey with your continued support and interest in working on these efforts collectively.  Our growth plans will be accomplished and realized through partnerships with organizations like you.

As we “raise our game” and develop the new Kids Korps website in order to make it more user friendly and technology savvy, we want to keep you updated on all the exciting things to come.  We will frequently address and answer many questions along the way with constant, regular communication. Our website bgcsandieguito.org/programs/kidskorps will be posting answers to these questions on a regular basis.  If you have additional questions or concerns we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email or call us with any questions you have to kidskorps@bgcsandieguito.org or telephone (858-436-7503). We need your candid feedback on making this program stronger and more impactful. Thank you for all you do and we look forward to a bright future with you.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
How will Kids Korps USA be staffed at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito?
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito will be working closely with former Kids Korps staff throughout the integration process to transition the program successfully. Initially, Kids Korps will be run by a small staff that will be assigned by Boys & Girls Clubs CEO, David H. Crean.  We intend to staff the program at levels appropriate with interest and participation in the program, from volunteer and partner perspectives.

How can my feedback about Kids Korps USA be heard?

A Program Manager at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Kids Korps Department, will be reaching out to you in the next couple of weeks to discuss the transition process, an overview of the exciting things that are happening and our vision for the future. We will also be asking for your feedback in order to get an understanding on your upcoming volunteer needs that may impact the re-launch of Kids Korps under our organization.

Will you be using the same technology?

No, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and Kids Korps collectively made the decision to implement a new technology based on a leading customer relation management (CRM) system.  The former technology needed upgrades in order to make the interactive calendaring and membership system user-friendlier. We are in the process of migrating the current Kids Korps database over to this new, user-friendly technology. This process may take up to a few weeks and we will keep you abreast on our goals. Until this time, our members will not be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities through Volunteer Project Partners.

Will you continue to add volunteer events to the current Kids Korps website calendar?

Until the new database is completely migrated over to the new system and operating efficiently to our desires prior to launch, we will not be adding any projects to the calendar or taking new memberships. We plan to launch the program when we feel completely confident that we are offering a solid, quality product to our membership.

How will the calendar be different?

Initially, Kids Korps will now focus on a calendar system for the projects that are most in demand from our membership and partners. This information will be gathered from member and partner feedback. If you have any upcoming projects that you would like to see on the calendar after the re-launch, please contact us and we will endeavor to accommodate your needs.

If Kids Korps members show up to volunteer at one of my agencies projects, will their hours still be counted?

Kids Korps hours will still count however, their hours will not be logged into their previous membership system due to technical issues with the current technology and our ongoing plan to migrate to another system. We ask that you inform our members to record their hours manually for their record. At a later date, we will verify these hours with your agency.

Further Questions?

Thank you again for your commitment to volunteerism and for your partnership through the years. Please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are here to get your input, dialogue on solutions and grow our relationship.  For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, please visit us at:

Web: www.bgcSanDieguito.org
Email: kidskorps@bgcsandieguito.org
Telephone: 858-436-7503

News For Our Partners
08/26/2014 – 1:52 pm | No Comment
News For Our Partners

August 25, 2014
Last week, the Board of Directors for Kids Korps USA announced that they will merge into the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. Through this merger, the Kids Korps USA mission, members and services will be better leveraged and achieve economies of scale under the Boys & Girls Clubs infrastructure. The creation …

Kids Korps USA to Join Forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
08/20/2014 – 10:03 am | No Comment

Solana Beach, Calif. (August 20, 2014) – The Boards of Directors for both Kids Korps USA and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito have approved a merger to develop a leading youth volunteer organization.  Earlier this year, the Board of Directors for Kids Korps made a decision to investigate strategic alternatives whereby the organization …