Help Train LA Parents to be Partners in Their Child's Education. Advisory Board Members Needed.


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

4335 Van Nuys Blvd #175SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91403


About

Applications are now being accepted to serve on an Advisory Board for Ready, Set, Read! Our organization helps prepare young children to become lifelong readers by training parents to read aloud to their children.


Through partnerships with preschools and kindergartens in underserved L.A. communities, Ready, Set, Read! makes home reading easier by providing workshops filled with easy-to-implement tips and hands-on training, distributing age-appropriate books to families, and donating lending libraries to classrooms. By involving parents in their children’s literacy development, we pave the way for future reading and educational success .

Since 2000: Ready, Set, Read! has: taught over 45,000 parents to read to their children; worked with teachers in over 225 schools; and donated 15,000 books to classroom lending libraries. You can learn more at http://www.readysetread.org. Or watch our promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyrRX9bzQwE

Board members help us fulfill our mission by helping us find the resources we need in order to reach as many parents as possible with our important trainings. We are looking for individuals with prior experience serving on a board. We are especially interested in individuals with experience in education, development, finance, nonprofit management or marketing experience. All board members contribute financially to the organization as well.

Expectations:

Board members commit to donate 4-6 hours of their time per month to guide our organization as it expands. Board members are also expected to be advocates for our organization and to help ensure our sustainability through fundraising. Board members attend and invite guests to our annual fundraising event. The board meets in person quarterly in Los Angeles and by phone conference 2-4 times annually.

Skills

  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • 2-6 hours per month
  • professional work experience
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