Building Community Bridges, Inc. (BCB) is seeking a Legal Counsel/Board Member who can assist with drawing up contracts, guiding us in trademark and copyrights of our materials as well as help ensure that BCB's activities and actions are in accordance with nonprofit and tax exemption laws. We need assistance with agreements with other organizations and legal guidance in all matters pertaining to the nonprofit sector. Additionally, BCB will become the parent organization of a social enterprise benefitting rural villages in West Africa, and the Legal Counsel Board Member will be instrumental in research and guidance in this effort. BCB partners with villages in West Africa to promote self-directed change that helps these communities thrive. Our current projects include partnering with a village in Ghana to assist in the development a social enterprise based on rice cultivation, providing employment opportunities, dignity and self-reliance and addressing sanitation needs in the community. While working with all villagers, we have conducted specific training and workshops for women to empower them as change agents to transform their villages into self-reliant communities. Great things are happening at BCB and we want you to become part of it! Benefits of volunteering with BCB: * Build your skills in an innovative yet hands-on way. * Be part of a new exciting social venture. * Experience meaning and purpose in the difference your work makes. * Enjoy the support of people who share your interests and values. * Increase your understanding of global issues that are affecting our entire world.
Our mission is to partner with villages in rural West Africa to elevate the quality of life and to effect endogenous change that will enable the villagers to become self-reliant, self-sufficient and have less dependency on foreign aid. We aim to achieve this through dual efforts in sustainable rice cultivation, and by acting as a bridge to education and resources for the villages.
Building Community Bridges is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New York City operating projects in Togo and Ghana. Our mission is to stimulate sustainable and self-directed community and economic development in West Africa through our social entrepreneurial CEDI program. Our past projects have included providing access to clean water in Koussougba, creating a water sanitation and hygiene program to reduce the spread of waterborne illness, and installation of Ecosan toilets in Togo. Most recently, BCB partnered with an agricultural community in Ho, Ghana, to implement a sustainable rice-cultivation project which is now owned by that community. We are presently focused on building a rice processing center in this region. Also, we are expanding our mission to connect the African Diaspora to entrepreneurial development opportunities in West Africa.
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