In need of Board of Directors who are diverse in age, race, education, and ethnicity

Cause Areas


Sat Feb 25, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017


4572 Elam RdStone Mountain, GA 30083


We strongly support inclusiveness and encourage immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, individualswith (dis)abilities, and traditionally marginalized communities to apply.

Our Ask

This organization aims to provide housing, education, counseling, medical, social, and professional support, for those who use H.Y.P.E.'s services. However, this organization is in its capacity building stages, your skills and knowledge will go towards ensuring that H.Y.P.E. to Empower, Inc. the skill set for leadership it needs.

Every skill set and talent is wanted to help a child become more than a diagnosis and lead a life of empowerment and love. Because love and support conquers a diagnosis and saves lives.

About our Founder/Executive Director

On March 28, 2011, on his ninetieth birthday Robert LaMar Yarborough (LaMar) was diagnosed with AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). In December of the same year, he was also diagnosed with Cancer. Despite these life changing events, LaMar prevailed. With much prayer and strong will he beat cancer and became HIV undetectable (controlled). Living with the virus LaMar grew an urge to working hands on with HIV/AIDS. He started volunteering with different organizations.

After living with the virus for 3years, LaMar formed his own organization, HIV Positive Youth That Pledge to Empower Themselves and Others or (H.Y.P.E). H.Y.P.E was created from inspiration, love, and compassion.

As the founder and Executive Director of this Non-Profit, I was inspired to start a vibrant organization, I did not want anyone else to look at their diagnosis in a negative way. Instead, I wanted to give hope.

In this advocacy, our efforts may be great, but they are not enough yet. We are a young organization and our immediate goals is to build the foundation in which we plan kick start our initiatives in communities in Atlanta.

Our programs at HYPE, which involve community service, HIV education and care, and self and social empowerment, should materialize today in order to ensure sustainability and long-term benefits. Your knowledge and skills can help us make that possible.

Organizational Specific Board Responsibilities:


Establish long term and short term goals for H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. Identifies and prioritizes needs and what the organization should or should not attempt to do. Develop a strategic plan that incorporates H.Y.P.E.'s mission statement and purpose. Develop the overall vision for the organization.

Board Governance:

Define board's philosophy and how it governs itself and the board's own operations. Ensure that the organization and its officer's exhibits exceptional integrity and professionalism. Promote and participate in a climate of mutual trust, respect, and teamwork. Use good judgement based on ethical principles.

Organizational Governance and Action:

Assures that organization cooperates with other groups, governmental and voluntary, which are working towards the same or similar goals. Encourages creative and forward thinking methods and policies to achieve goals. Adopt key operating policies. Ensure that constituents are adequately served and that they receive care.

Committee Oversight:

Recruit effective Committee Chairs. Establish committees that focus on areas of substantial importance to the organization. Monitor and coordinate Committee Activities and ensure progress. Provide adequate resources for committees.

Funding and Financial Management:

Contribute financially to the organization. Raise sufficient funds to ensure Hype meets its objectives. Develop and approve organization annual budget and monitor finances. Develop and implement fundraising initiatives. Cultivate donors.


Understand and publicize the work of H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. in the community. Inspire confidence in the organization and relate our services to work of other groups and to the significant issues that may be present in the community. Advocate initiatives that advance revitalization of H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. with government, businesses and individuals. Offer inspiring, dedicated, and knowledgeable leadership to contributors, intended beneficiaries, the public, and those that rely on Hype for service.


Regularly review and evaluate operations and standards of organization performance. Monitor program activities. Review the performance of the board as a whole and that of each individual on the board.


Hire and evaluate volunteers and other staff workers. Formulates job qualifications and select best persons available for positional needs. Approve personnel policies. Participate in the recruitment, selection and development of Board of Directors as advised by the nominating bylaws. Establishes procedures for selection of new board members and their orientation and training.

Legal and Policy:

Enable the continued legal existence of the organization. Ensure H.Y.P.E. fulfils all legal requirements in conduct. Adopt, follow, update and administer H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. By-Laws

Adopt and assume responsibility for H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc.'s purposes, governing principles, functions and activities, and course of action. Assume responsibility for internal policies governing the organization.

We strongly support inclusiveness and encourage immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, individualswith (dis)abilities, and traditionally marginalized communities to apply.

Submission Guidelines

Submit resume as a single .pdf document.

Application filename should read: First name Last name - Board of Directors

Submit to:

LaMar Yarborough (Executive Director)


We strongly support inclusiveness and encourage immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, individualswith (dis)abilities, and traditionally marginalized communities to apply.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning

Good Match For

People 55+

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