Passionate about Urban Education? Join the Foundation for Letters Board!


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When

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

Where

902 BroadwayThe Non-Profit Office is in Manhattan but the workis with Urban schools in NY and hopefully beyond.New York, NY 10010


About

The Foundation for Letters promotes improved college access through engagement with writing by providing urban schools with a range of literary-focused academic and enrichment programs. We also provide schools with assistance in the development of their own external support organizations, which build networks of donors, volunteers and partners that support literacy-focused education at their schools.

The Foundation seeks volunteer Board members to help carry out this mission.

Thirteen years ago, the Advisory Board of the Bronx Academy of Letters (a new public high school funded with Gates Foundation funds) was formed to provide educational resources and enrichment opportunities to one small school in the Bronx, NY.

The vision of the Board was that in urban public schools, where resources were limited, external support for literacy education could provide improved academic performance, increased college readiness and better global citizenship among students. The Board supported and implemented programs at the Bronx Academy of Letters that stressed increased fluency in communication, through immersion with the ?word? ? written, spoken and performed.

After more than a decade of experience serving as the primary external support organization for Bronx Letters, the Advisory Board incorporated in 2012 and formed the Foundation for Letters (FFL). Since 2012, FFL has continued its support of Bronx Letters, and aims to expand the reach of its work beyond a single school. In 2014, FFL stands poised to provide to urban schools a blueprint for how to positively impact their communities through external support for literacy-based academic and enrichment programming.

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Quarterly Meetings and as needed

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