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ORGANIZATION: PLUS ME Project

  • 176 people are interested
Board Retreat

PLUS ME Project activates the art of personal storytelling to increase confidence in youth as they pursue college, career, and life goals. We believe everyone has a story that matters and all youth should have access to relatable role models.
Join our dynamic board of directors and help us impact over 15,000 underserved students throughout Los Angeles County and beyond each year! Since 2013, we have impacted over 100,000 students through our storytelling model.
The board of directors support the work of PLUS ME Project and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance on all executive decisions. Specific board member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as he implements PLUS ME's strategic plan

  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by PLUS ME for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics

  • Approving PLUS ME's annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director

  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments

  • Representing PLUS ME to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization

  • Ensuring PLUS ME's commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities PLUS ME serves

  • Building relationships with individuals that can offer support to our organization and solicit donations from their networks

Board Terms

PLUS ME's Board Members serve a two-year term and have the opportunity to extend their terms. Board meetings are held every 2 months and task force meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about PLUS ME's mission and who has a track record of community involvement. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, education, or the nonprofit sector. We are looking for dedicated individuals that are ready to help take PLUS ME to the next level, willing to serve as an ambassador to the cause, and has a desire to support us reach our financial goals.

Candidates with a track record of successful fundraising and connection to Southern California grantmakers and funders are encouraged to apply.

More opportunities with PLUS ME Project

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About PLUS ME Project

Location:

2519 W Ave 30, Los Angeles, CA 90065, US

Mission Statement

PLUS ME Project activates the art of personal storytelling to increase confidence in youth as they pursue college, career & life goals.

Description

Since our founding in 2013, PLUS ME has impacted over 150,000 middle and high school students from over 350 low-income schools across the LA area. We provide guest speaker presentations, storytelling workshops, writing workshops, and professional development programs for students, educators, and parents-all developed with guidance from experienced educators. We also offer two $1,000 scholarship opportunities (My Story Matters: LISTEN; My Story Matters: IMPACT). There are five awardees for each scholarship, meaning we provide a total of 10, $1,000 awards each year. Both require applicants to submit a 1500 word personal narrative which is read and scored by PLUS ME staff and volunteers.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6957 North Figueroa StreetLos Angeles, CA 90042

(34.12852,-118.18782)
 

SKILLS

  • Networking
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 - 5 Hours per month; Will vary

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