Associate Board Member

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Desire to Aspire Mentoring Program


The Associate Board is a group of young professionals dedicated to using their talents to help Desire to Aspire achieve its long-term goals of raising both awareness of to the important issues concerning women and girls, as well as the finances to continue to operate and expand. Primarily this will be active through the planning, marketing, hosting and production of revenue-generating events. Success on this board will elicit growth in leadership and professional development. Effective implementation of position would anticipate a commitment of an average of 6-8 hours per month.

Position Responsibilities

* Each member shall serve a minimum one-year term with an option to renew for one additional year.
* Attend monthly meetings with other Associate Board Members.
* Maintain decorum when representing Desire to Aspire that aligns with the values of the organization.

Financial + Awareness
* Contribute or successfully solicit $500 in annual donations.
* Participate in the planning and coordination of revenue-generating events, making every effort to help meet the financial goals as established by the Board of Directors.
* With collaboration from the Board of Directors and Volunteer Leaders, assist in:
a. Identifying opportunities to host and plan awareness events.
b. Securing sponsorships from corporate donors.
c. Inviting personal network to Desire to Aspire events.
d. Encouraging personal network to become monthly donors.
* Adhere to ethical fundraising principles.

Internal Collaboration
* Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
* Assist in defining the norms of the Associate Board.
* Actively participate in Associate Board communications.

Position Requirements
* Demonstrate consistency and dedication through previous volunteer experience.
*6-8 hours of your time per month.

Candidates should send a resume and statement of interest to Mahagani Watson;

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About Desire to Aspire Mentoring Program


6205 South Dorchester Avenue, Apt 1, Chicago, IL 60637, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Desire to Aspire is to enrich the lives of girls and women through mentorship on a global scale. We believe that by teaching essential social-emotional learning skills, instilling the importance of social advocacy, and exposing them to diverse career paths and activities we can radically influence the future. We also serve our communities by providing educational resources and services necessary for girls and women to lead healthy lives, socially, emotionally, physically and economically.


What does Desire to Aspire Curriculum teach youth?

Our developmental curriculum focuses on 6 pillars and 5 skills that we believe are essential to learn as a young lady. We are working on building a curriculum contains 30 weeks worth of instruction, tailored for the youths grade and developmental level. Our pillars are Higher Education, Sisterhood, Etiquette & Culture, Service & Leadership, Self-Esteem & Character, Positive Decision-Making. Our skills are Emotion Identification & Regulation, Effective Communication, Problem-Solving, Distress Tolerance.

Where Desire to Aspire is going?

Desire to Aspire plans on continuing to expand nationally and internationally. In addition to our growth in the youth mentoring sector, Desire to Aspire feels that it is also important to work with women, as they are often the foundation of the family and young girls we serve. We feel that to truly build strong girls, we must make sure that their natural role models (i.e. mothers, aunts, grandmothers) have all of the necessary resources to flourish and be great examples. We are working on pairing women with mentors, as well and creating a curriculum that will provide women with necessary skills, resources, and support to flourish no matter what stage of life.


We'll work with your schedule.


ChicagoChicago, IL 60642


  • Youth Services
  • Professional Development
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking




  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Effective implementation of position would anticipate a commitment of an average of 6-8 hours per month.

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