Board of Directors Member


Cause Areas


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


1751 West 35th StreetChicago, IL 60609


Board members are responsible for the governance of the Aquinas Literacy Center; providing input to its financial health, programs and overall performance; providing the Chair and the administrative staff with the resources to meet the needs of those the Aquinas Literacy Center serves.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors:

  • Establish policy;
  • Hire and evaluate the Executive Director;
  • Secure adequate funding for the Aquinas Literacy Center;
  • Maintain the fiscal integrity of the Center;
  • Select and support the Center’s board officers and periodically review their performances;
  • Adopt key operating policies and procedures; and
  • Approve contracts, as appropriate.

Duties of Individual Board Members:

  • Attend all board meetings and activities including committee meetings and board retreats;
  • Attend gatherings and events to understand the work of the Aquinas Literacy Center;
  • Become knowledgeable about the services of the Aquinas Literacy Center and issues in the field of literacy;
  • Assume board leadership when asked (i.e. serve on a committee);
  • Represent ALC to the public and to other organizations in the community;
  • Inform administrative staff of issues and concerns that members of the community may have about literacy; and
  • Financially support the Aquinas Literacy Center through an annual "give or get" expectation of $2,000.

The Board of Directors meet four times per year. Terms of board members are for one year and are renewable.

If interested, please send a resume to


  • Networking
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Four meetings a year, plus committee work
  • If interested, please send a resume to

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