Building Literacy, Building Community - Become a Literacy Partners board member


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Menlo Park Public Library800 Alma StreetMenlo Park, CA 94025
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Since 1985, Project Read-Menlo Park (PRMP) has helped more than 2,000 adults improve their reading and writing skills. Literacy Partners is the non-profit arm of PRMP and helps support it in raising awareness of low literacy in our community, and promoting and facilitating adult literacy.

Board Members responsibilities include:

Leadership, Governance, and Oversight

  • Be informed of and meet all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Be familiar with and provide input regarding PRMP's finances, budget, and financial/resource needs
  • Monitor the use of funds provided by the Board to support PRMP programs
  • Identify, select, orient and train Board members/Evaluate the Board's performance
  • Serve on committees/ad hoc work groups, and commit to special assignments as necessary
  • Represent PRMP to stakeholders such as donors, volunteers, and learners


  • Commit to raising funds to support the work of PRMP
  • Make a personally meaningful annual contribution
  • Complement the program's resources with professional expertise and contacts

Board Terms/Meetings

  • Serve a three-year term, subject to re-election and resignation
  • Attend monthly Board meeting and an annual retreat


  • Donor Management
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Fundraising

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week
  • 3 year term

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