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Children's Discovery Academy

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Our Board of Directors is in search for other Board Members to round out our motivated team.
Criteria for Members as outlines in or ByLaws:
Membership Criteria. Those applying to become a member of the board of directors shall demonstrate:

  1. Passion, expertise, and an ability to assist with executing the mission of the organization.
  2. Philanthropic interests, integrity, and the ability to work collaboratively.
  3. A willingness to advocate for the organization.

The following is from the Board Member Expectations Policy, that is signed by each Board Member.
As part of my responsibilities as a board member:

  1. I will promote the work of the organization to the community and represent the organization in a good light.
  2. I will attend at least 75% of board meetings and special events yearly.
  3. I will actively participate in one or more fundraising activities yearly.
  4. I will make the board aware of any conflicts of interest and if so remove myself from the discussion. Refer to the conflict of interest policy for more information.
  5. I will participate in the development and establishment of policies through which the work of the organization is done.
  6. I will stay informed of the business of the organization.
  7. I will work in good faith with the other members of the board.
  8. I will agree to acquire any additional training/certification/testing if required.
  9. I will participate in Board assessments of its performance and recommend improvements where needed.

In turn, the organization will be responsible to me in several ways:

  1. I will receive quarterly reports of the financial status of the organization that allow me to meet the "prudent portion" of the law.
  2. I can request the opportunity to speak with the board president about the goals of the organization, activities, and programs.
  3. Board members will respond in a straight forward fashion about the questions that I feel are necessary for me to carry out my legal and moral responsibilities to this organization.
  4. If the organization does not fulfill its obligations to me I can speak to the Board President about how I am being treated.

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About Children's Discovery Academy

Location:

PO Box 692, Alma, MI 48801, US

Mission Statement

Mission: to provide high quality, affordable childcare, while fostering a positive community relationship. Vision: a community enriched with empowered parents and quality childcare.

Description

What is Children's Discovery Academy?

We are a new board of directors working to open a nonprofit childcare center. We operate primarily in Alma, MI. However, we are searching for building locations in all of Gratiot County, and serve the population of Gratiot County.

Gratiot County doesn't have enough licensed childcare to support the 5,184 children aged 0-13 years-old potentially needing childcare. When school is not in session (before and after school, half days, school breaks, snow days and delays, etc), 88% of Gratiot County's population aged 0-13 years do not have access to childcare. This creates a major problem for parents trying to obtain or maintain employment or go to school. This also presents a major problem for employers of Gratiot County trying to hire dependable employees.

Our current activities include community outreach and relationship building, fundraising, and finding a location for a childcare center.

Contact us today if you are interested in getting involved with Children's Discovery Academy!

Board Development
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Strategic Planning
  • Legal (General)
  • Secretarial
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 1/2 hours monthly for Board Meetings, approx 1 hour to prep for the meetings. Alternate weeks possibly 2 1/2 hours for Committee Meetings- planning of Board Activities and fundraisers, approx 1-2 hours to prep for these meetings.

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