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 50,000 parents to read to their children; worked with teachers in over 225 schools; and donated 20,000 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 finding the resources we need in order to reach as many parents as possible with our important trainings. 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. Prior board experience is welcome but not necessary.
Board members commit to donate 4-6 hours of their time per month to guide our organization as it expands. Board members serve on at least one subcommittee. 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.
- Social Media / Blogging
- Grant Writing / Research
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
- Community Outreach
- Literacy / Reading
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- 2-6 hours per month
- professional work experience and contacts