Parts of Peace is an emerging nonprofit organization with a mission to support families in the Greater Baltimore area by encouraging community cohesiveness, connecting families to existing resources, and providing case management and financial counseling.
Parts of Peace has one program (that is fiscally sponsored by Fusion Partnerships) that serves Baltimore families in two ways.
(a). Emergency Assistance: This program is for families that are experiencing temporary emergencies and need non-financial assistance to ease hardship (things like being out of work because you’re sick, car needing unexpected costly repair, appliances malfunction repair, etc.) The program provides families with non-perishable foods, fresh produce, hygiene products & toiletries, household cleaning supplies and other items as available to reduce financial costs as they recover from a temporary, unexpected hardship. Support is provided for one month.
(b). Family Academy: Family Academy is a 12 week program that provides the same items as the emergency assistance program but also offers group coaching, 1-on- 1 case management and financial counseling. The goal of this program is to help families make the personal, professional and financial changes necessary to avoid financial hardship and focus on self-sufficiency.
Board Responsibilities are as follows:
- Determine mission and purpose. It is the board's responsibility to create and review a statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization's goals, means, and primary constituents served.
- Support and evaluate the chief executive. The board should ensure that the chief executive has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.
- Ensure effective planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.
- Monitor and strengthen programs and services. The board's responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization's mission and monitor their effectiveness.
- Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
- Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
- Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.
- Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
- Enhance the organization's public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 5-7 hours per month