Through the platform of urban farming, Urbanstead works to achieve healthy futures by uniting the community and operating programs that directly empower Philadelphia's vulnerable youth. Seeking to develop alternative pathways to success through hands-on experiences at our farms, orchard and farmers' markets, we focus on leadership, career development, and healthy choices with all of our participants. Urbanstead sites are safe spaces for young people to learn, work and grow.
The Urbanstead board of directors consists of a diverse group of members who have experience in farming and gardening, working with diverse communities, education programming, fundraising, law, nutrition, social justice, finance, organizational development, public relations, policy, and grant writing. We work to develop leadership and career skills in urban agriculture with young people in Philadelphia. Urbanstead is dedicated to empowering our neighborhoods with the knowledge and skills to affect change toward more sustainable communities in our city.
We are seeking individuals who are passionate about Urbanstead’s mission and who have a track record of community leadership. Selected Board Members will have experience in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Specific focus on areas such as fundraising, non-profit strategy, community development, and educational programming is preferred but not required.
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- Resource Development / Management
- Donor Management
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- 8-10 hours per month
- Monthly Board Meetings required.